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MSc Psychological Well Being and Mental Health

MSc Psychological Well Being and Mental Health

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Full time | City Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology (General) People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work

Course type


Course Summary

The Psychological Wellbeing and Mental Health Masters degree is designed to equip you with an in-depth knowledge of psychological theory relevant to the improvement and maintenance of psychological wellbeing and sound mental health in adults. It's ideal if you are intending to work – or are already employed – in health care, counselling, social care and related areas.

What you'll study

During this course you'll evaluate, assess, and advance the current understanding of what works in helping adults achieve psychological wellbeing and good mental health. The course will also teach you a range of practical and research-related skills aimed at people intending to work, or who are already employed, in the mental health sector.

As part of the course you'll engage in a piece of consultancy for an external organisation working in the areas of mental health or psychological wellbeing. This affords excellent networking opportunities. Many students also engage in volunteering opportunities in these areas facilitated by the University.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed in a variety of ways and on a modular basis through:

  • assessed essays
  • group / individual presentations
  • book proposals
  • laboratory reports
  • literature reviews

And your research project / dissertation work and your specialist essay work which is written up as an academic article suitable for publication in a peer reviewed academic journal.

Your future career in Psychological Wellbeing and Mental Health

Students generally choose the MSc Psychological Wellbeing and Mental Health because they wish to pursue a career working in a mental health setting or because they already work in such a setting and hope to improve their prospects of promotion and career progression. You may choose to pursue an academic and / or research career in psychology following graduation (by working as a research assistant or associate, for example, or by studying for a PhD). Psychology graduates with BPS GBC status may also be interested in this course if they are considering doctoral study towards a career as a clinical or counselling psychologist.


This module will introduce you to a range of key research and research dissemination skills necessary for the pursuit of an academic or professional career in psychology. The main aim of the module will be to ensure that you are capable of planning, carrying out, and seeking funding for ethically sound, independent research projects in a psychological setting, and that you are able to present the results of that research in a variety of media for both professional and non-professional audiences. The module will also focus on the development of skills to enhance employability and ensure you are equipped to best present yourself to prospective employers both within and outside of psychology.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students will need an undergraduate degree (minimum 2.2) in Psychology or an allied discipline such as social science, nursing, law, health related practice or another recognised equivalent qualification. Students without such qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but will be required to demonstrate how their experiences (for example working as a Nurse or Counsellor), their professional qualifications (such as RMN, RN) and / or knowledge would enable them to study this course at Masters-level in their Personal Statement.

University information

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is one of the biggest and most popular universities in the UK offering a number of benefits for postgraduate students. The University offers a variety of taught postgraduate courses and a wide range of research degree options across their eight academic schools. There are many types of postgraduate study on offer including taught postgraduate courses, professional courses and research degrees. Whether you...more