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Psychological Wellbeing and Mental Health MSc

Psychological Wellbeing and Mental Health MSc

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 course 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. 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. 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. Careers and job application advice is available to all our postgraduate students and is provided on a one-to-one basis by a subject specialist within the Department, supported by the University wide careers service. We're very proud of the achievements of our many graduates and look forward to helping you graduate to a successful career.

Different course options

Full time | City Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module explores a number of advanced contemporary topics or ?mini-modules? in psychological wellbeing and mental health. The specific module topics change periodically in the spirit of the title ?Contemporary Issues in?? and will reflect cutting edge issues in research and practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU 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

Situated in Nottingham - voted the second best city for students in the UK - Nottingham Trent University (NTU) consists of 4 campuses: City Campus, Confetti Campus, Clifton Campus and Brackenhurst Campus. NTU offers almost 200 taught courses and has a wide range of research degree options across its many academic schools: NTU Doctoral School (research degrees) Nottingham Business School Nottingham Law School ...more