Taught course

Psychological Wellbeing in Clinical Practice

Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of Psychology

Entry requirements

A 2:1 or above in an undergraduate degree course or overseas equivalent related to the allied health/social care professions (eg. psychology, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, social work, speech and language therapy, physiotherapy, education).

Successful completion of one unit within this course requires a full Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to ensure you are able to undertake a suitable placement component. The cost of the DBS check is included in your academic fees and further information about the DBS policy at MMU can be found here.

Finally, we will specifically look for applicants who can showcase their ability to develop skills in reflective and ethical practice.

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification. Accepted English qualifications can be viewed here.

If you are unsure as to whether you meet the entry requirements for the course, please liaise with the admissions team who can provide further information.

Months of entry


Course content

Develop your clinical skills (including assessment, formulation, intervention design and evaluation) and knowledge of theories related to promoting psychological wellbeing. Evaluate therapeutic methods and enhance your reflective practice. You’ll complete a service-based dissertation project focused upon developing and advancing care and practice in a particular area.

The course is designed to support the development of core clinical competencies. It focuses on person-centred care in mental health settings and shaping professional practice values.

Through the core units, you’ll develop a thorough understanding of theoretical and practice frameworks in mental health settings, reflective practice and practitioner wellbeing.

You’ll explore popular therapeutic approaches (including cognitive behavioural therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, and motivational interviewing) and advanced clinical skills, such as assessment, formulation, intervention design and evaluation. You’ll develop and practice critical research methods and analysis skills.

You’ll apply these clinical skills to a field-based dissertation related to best practice in services. You might investigate a particular psychological intervention for clients or members of staff, conduct a service audit or evaluation project or produce an explorative project around how a psychological service caters for their clients.

Information for international students

We provide further information for international students on our international website if you’re applying with non-UK qualifications.

Fees and funding

For fees and funding options, please visit our website to find out more.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

MSc Psychological Wellbeing in Clinical Practice PgDip Psychological Therapies PgCert Skills in Psychological Therapies

Course contact details

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