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Mental Health and Psychological Wellbeing, M.Sc.

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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.


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


                                            This integrated master’s degree will be of interest to anyone who wants to understand why people behave in particular ways and in how that knowledge can be applied. The skills acquired by a psychology graduate are valuable for a wide range of careers.

                                            Detailed Programme Facts

                                            • More details:  Early application is advised for the most popular subject areas. Late applications may be made until the end of June. 
                                            • Programme intensity Full-time
                                              • Full-time duration 48 months
                                            • Credits
                                              128 UCAS points alternative credits
                                            • Languages
                                              • English
                                            • Delivery mode
                                              On Campus

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                                            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.
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                                              Living costs for Southampton

                                              • 697 - 1100 GBP/month
                                                Living Costs

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