The degree in Psychological Wellbeing and Mental Health is aimed at students who are intending to work – or are already employed – in health care, counselling, social care and related areas. Students will evaluate, assess, and advance the current understanding of what works in helping adults achieve psychological wellbeing and good mental health.
Why choose this course?
The MSc Psychological Wellbeing and Mental Health is designed to equip graduates with an in-depth knowledge of psychological theory relevant to the improvement and maintenance of psychological wellbeing and sound mental health in adults. The course will also teach you a range of practical and research related skills aimed at people intending to work, who are already employed, in the mental health sector.
During the course students will study modules covering a range of topics. These may include:
Psychological Well-being Contemporary Issues in Mental Health Clinical Research Methods Theory and Application to Mental Health Assessment, Case Formulation and Intervention Specialist Psychology Essay Research and Professional Skills Research Project / Dissertation.
The University has made significant financial investment in the Psychology Division over recent years upgrading accommodation, facilities and equipment used exclusively for the provision of our psychology courses and for research. We have a first class undergraduate teaching laboratory suite and a second teaching laboratory specifically catering for postgraduate students.
In addition there are specialist suites dedicated to particular areas of interest in psychology, including:
social interaction, group work and interviewing computer gaming and cyberpsychology eye-tracking cognitive modelling and visual analysis psychophysiology.
Alongside these are new flexible cubicles for student project work, a psychometric test bank library, and a technical workshop.
Delivery and assessment
The course is delivered primarily through interactive workshops and discussions, small group teaching and one-on-one supervision, although there may also be some lectures.
You will be assessed in a variety of ways and on a modular basis through:
coursework reflective essays laboratory reports literature reviews oral presentations And your research project / dissertation work and your specialist essay work which is written up as academic articles suitable for publication in real journals
International students in psychology can also access additional language and study skills support, as well as help in acclimatising, via our own International Student Support Officer.
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.
The School of Social Sciences offers a number of competitive scholarships for our full-time and part-time Masters courses. For more information please visit http://www.ntu.ac.uk/s3scholarships
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