Taught course

Psychological Well-Being

De Montfort University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

  • Applicants are usually expected to have (or be predicted to obtain) a 2:1 honours degree in psychology or psychology and a second subject
  • Applications will also be considered from students who hold a 2:1 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
  • You will also be asked to complete a declaration form before you begin your studies
  • Applicants may be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process. If you are unable to attend, alternative arrangements may be made.

Months of entry


Course content

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 inter-professional education (IPE) events 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.

Fees and funding

UK students

Full-time and Distance Learning for UK students: £7,500

Students can also expect the following additional costs:

Transport costs to inter-professional education (IPE) event venues are unlikely to exceed £25. Students are required to pay for duplication and binding of two copies of their final dissertation. This should not exceed £20. Students are encouraged (but not required) to purchase books to an approximate cost of £100 to support their studies.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)116 257 7700