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Psychological Well-being MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

De Montfort University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Leicester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

This course reflects national and international developments in the enhancement of mental health and wellbeing, exploring psychological problems including depression, anxiety and stress.

A rapidly expanding field worldwide, Psychological Well-being evaluates the factors that characterise and influence mental health and wellbeing, nurturing your understanding of the cultural, social and economic contexts in which they develop.

Many of our experienced academic team have expertise in the specific domains of wellbeing, which are embedded within the course, including developmental psychology, occupational psychology, health psychology, clinical psychology, counselling psychology and cognitive/biological psychology.

Benefit from some sessions which are delivered by practitioner psychologists who hold registration with the Health and Care Professions Council. Teaching facilities include dedicated laboratory and practical work areas, an observation suite and a vision research laboratory.

Completion of the course will lead to a number of career opportunities worldwide, including research, teaching and those within the caring professions. It also facilitates career development and progression. Other students might use the course as a stepping stone to specialised PhD study.

Although the course does not culminate in a qualification in Clinical Psychology, its content will be highly relevant to those applying for training in this area, or within related fields such as psychotherapy, counselling or coaching.

Key features

  • Develop your practical and professional skills through short placement activities involving interactions with clients and health and social care professionals.
  • Develop an awareness of the range of contemporary and traditional therapeutic approaches that may be employed in the treatment and prevention of mental health problems.
  • Extensive investment in our dedicated psychology teaching facilities allows you to put theory into practice.
  • Benefit from inter-professional learning and develop a range of transferable skills, alongside individuals from a range of backgrounds and sectors.
  • We were among the first universities to offer training in this area at master's level.
  • Flexible study opportunities – in addition to full-time, you can also study by distance learning, allowing professional development alongside work.

  • Develop a critical understanding of the psychological theory and research that underpin the study of mental health and wellbeing.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching typically includes lectures, group seminars and individual tutorials, You are encouraged to become an independent and proactive learner, and we will recommend reading and electronic resources for independent study to help develop the breadth and depth of your knowledge.

Graduate careers

Completion of the course will lead to a number of career opportunities worldwide, including research, teaching and those within the caring professions. It also facilitates career development and progression. Other students might use the course as a stepping-stone to specialised PhD study.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,600per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

De Montfort University

  • University League Table

    110th

  • Campus address

    De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 9BH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    98th out of 117 17

    70th out of 77 21

    98th out of 105 19

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    106 50%

    104th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    49.0 49%

    70th

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.59 72%

    92nd

    24
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    96 57%

    72nd

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    52.0 52%

    68th

    42
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.43 89%

    3rd

    51
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    97 45%

    100th

    15
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    44.0 44%

    71st

    42
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.12 62%

    104th

    13

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