M.Sc. On Campus

Psychological Well-Being and Mental Health

Nottingham Trent University

12 months
15850 GBP/year
7700 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Psychological Well-Being and Mental Health degree from Nottingham Trent University is designed to equip you with an in-depth knowledge of psychological theory relevant to the improvement and maintenance of psychological wellbeing and sound mental health in adults. It's ideal if you are intending to work – or are already employed – in health care, counselling, social care and related areas.


What you'll study

During this Psychological Well-Being and Mental Health degree from Nottingham Trent University University you'll evaluate, assess, and advance the current understanding of what works in helping adults achieve psychological wellbeing and good mental health. The course will also teach you a range of practical and research-related skills aimed at people intending to work, or who are already employed, in the mental health sector.

As part of the course you'll engage in a piece of consultancy for an external organisation working in the areas of mental health or psychological wellbeing. This affords excellent networking opportunities. Many students also engage in volunteering opportunities in these areas facilitated by the University.

Careers and employability

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.

Your qualification in Psychological Wellbeing and Mental Health is likely to be popular with a whole range of potential employers because, in addition to possessing in-depth theoretical knowledge of a range of mental health issues, you will also have demonstrated transferable skills in the ability to write essays and reports and to talk and present in front of other people.

Previous graduates have gone on to careers as:

  • Psychology assistant
  • Psychological wellbeing practitioner
  • Mental Health Support Worker
  • Research assistant
  • Recovery worker
  • Independent Mental Health Advocate
  • Disability advisor
  • Care support worker

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Assessment, Case Formulation and Intervention
  • Clinical Research Methods
  • Psychological Wellbeing
  • Research and Professional Skills
  • Contemporary Issues in Mental Health
  • Theory and Application to Mental Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • The course starts in September so in order to receive enrolment materials in good time, we advise that applications are submitted before the end of July.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will need an undergraduate degree (minimum 2.2) in Psychology or an allied discipline such as social science, nursing, health related practice or another recognised equivalent qualification.
Applying with non-standard entry qualifications/experience
  • Applicants without such qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but will be required to demonstrate how their experiences (for example working as a Nurse or Counsellor), their professional qualifications (such as RMN, RN) and / or knowledge would enable them to study this course at Masters-level in their Personal Statement.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15850 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7700 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Nottingham

583 - 978 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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