Taught course

Psychological Wellbeing and Mental Health

Nottingham Trent University · Division of Psychology

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (minimum 2.2) in Psychology or an allied discipline such as social science, nursing, law, health related practice or another equivalent qualification. 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. English language requirements for international students can be found at www.ntu.ac.uk/international

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Psychological Wellbeing and Mental Health is designed to equip graduates with an in-depth knowledge of psychological theory relevant to the improvement and maintenance of psychological wellbeing and sound mental health in adults. The course will also teach you a range of practical and research related skills aimed at people intending to work, who are already employed, in the mental health sector.

During the course students will study modules covering a range of topics. These may include the following modules:

  • Psychological Wellbeing
  • Contemporary Issues in Mental Health
  • Clinical Research Methods
  • Theory and Application to Mental Health
  • Assessment, Case Formulation and Treatment
  • Specialist Psychology Essay
  • Research and Professional Skills
  • Research Project / Dissertation

To find out more information about the modules you may study, please visit our website.


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.

Information for international students

As an international school, we are committed to enhancing our cultural and intellectual diversity. We therefore like to encourage applications from students across the world who feel we can offer them the educational opportunities they are seeking at postgraduate level.

Fees and funding

The School of Social Sciences is delighted to announce the availability of a number of competitive Scholarships for our full-time and part-time Masters courses. To find out more visit www.ntu.ac.uk/s3scholarships

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

School of Social Sciences
+44 (0) 115 848 4460