• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
A rapidly expanding field worldwide, the Psychological Well-being course at De Montfort University evaluates the factors that characterise and influence mental health and well-being; nurturing your understanding of the cultural, social and economic contexts in which they develop.

About

The Psychological Well-being course at De Montfort University reflects national and international initiatives for the enhancement of mental health and well-being, which aims to prevent and alleviate psychological problems including depression, anxiety and stress.

This programme is not to be confused with the Low Intensity Psychological Interventions Graduate and PG Cert.

Reasons to study Psychological Well-being at DMU:

  • Enhance your specialist skills and career opportunities

  • Flexible study opportunities - in addition to full-time, you can also study part-time, by distance learning, or by combining distance and campus-based learning; allowing professional development alongside work

  • 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

  • Recent extensive investment in our dedicated psychology teaching facilities allows you to put theory in to practice

  • Benefit from inter-professional learning and develop a range of transferable skills, alongside individuals from a range of backgrounds and sectors

  • Many of our recent graduates have presented their original and innovative research at national conferences

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.

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 (e.g.The NHS IAPT Service), counselling or coaching. There are also opportunities in the field of public health and well-being (e.g. in areas such as smoking cessation, safer sex promotion, drug and alcohol use). A full day of employability and enhancement events is held in February or March each year.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Approaches to the Study of Well-being
  • Well-being Through the Lifespan 
  • Lifestyle, Wellness and Well-being
  • Well-being in Cultural, Economic and Social Contexts
  • Approaches to Psychological Problems 
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis for Psychologists
  • Research dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Flexible part-time, distance learning or blended learning over two or three years.

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
    • PgCert: 60 credits
    • PgDip: 120 credits
    • MSc: 180 credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Applicants are usually expected to have (or be predicted to obtain) an honours degree in psychology or psychology and a second subject of 2:2 or above or equivalent
  • Applications will also be considered from students who hold a 2:2 honours degree from a relevant but non-psychology based course
  • Applicants should have studied at least one Psychology module at undergraduate level, and have undertaken training in quantitative/qualitative research methods and data analysis
  • Other appropriately qualified/experienced applicants with a science or social science background will be considered on the basis of the university's accreditation for prior learning/accreditation prior experiential learning procedures

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5300 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • Part-time fees will be £442 per 15 credit module.

Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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