Mental Health and Psychological Wellbeing

48 months
12875 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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MSci Mental Health and Psychological Wellbeing programme at Southampton Solent University will qualify you to work as psychological wellbeing practitioner, in addition to giving you a masters-level qualification, and leave you well-prepared for a career in the fields of mental health.

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Mental health issues are increasingly being understood and recognised, and there is a real demand for skilled professionals who understand these issues and can work with people to improve their emotional wellbeing and quality of life.

Mental Health and Psychological Wellbeing programme at Southampton Solent University provides students with a solid grounding in psychology before specialising in mental health. Students gain practical insights into assessing and working with people experiencing mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. Additionally, students explore the therapeutic techniques used to treat these problems and help people lead healthier, happier lives.

Optional units cover everything from cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness through to applied psychopathology, enabling students to tailor learning according to their interests.

Employability is a key element of the course and students are expected to complete at least 80 hours of clinical contact time in their final year. Students will be supported in arranging a clinical placement drawing on the course team’s close links with the NHS and various charities.

The scientific aspects of a psychology course, including the application of a reasoned approach, problem solving and manipulation of data, provide useful tools for careers in healthcare, law enforcement, finance, IT and research. Knowledge of human behaviour and motivation, ability to critically analyse a problem, formulate a considered response, create an argument and generate new ideas lend themselves well to careers in a wide variety of sectors.


On successful completion of this course, you will be able to work in a number of different settings providing support for people suffering from common mental health problems. 

Psychology also uses a wide variety of methodological techniques including experiments, questionnaires and interviews to investigate human behaviour and obtain reliable evidence which can form the basis for potential interventions and applications, meaning it has a wide application to a broad range of careers, both in the psychology profession and in associated occupations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Exploring Psychology
  • Psychology across the Lifespan
  • Methods and Analysis in Psychology
  • Psychology in the Real-World
  • Debates in Psychology
  • Applications of Psychology
  • Brain and Behaviour
  • The Social Individual 
  • Psychological Research
  • Psychological Research in Action
  • Psychological wellbeing
  • Counselling: Application & Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Your application should reach UCAS by January if you hope to enter a course the following autumn. Late applications may be made until June. 




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

128 UCAS points from:

  • A-levels or a BTEC Extended Diploma at DDM or equivalent.
  • Including Grade C in A/AS-level psychology, if taken and Grade 4 in GCSE English and mathematics (previously grade C).
  • Transfer from the BSc to the MSci course requires an average mark of at least 55 over year 2 (L5) of the BSc course.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12875 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12875 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.


Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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