Entry requirements

Here at the University of Essex Online, we believe that education should be accessible to all. That is why we offer both an academic and work-based experience route onto our MSc Global Mental Health and Wellbeing. Additionally, you will need to pass your first assignment set within your two-week induction period of the course in order to continue with your studies.

Academic entry route
You must have the following qualifications as a minimum:
  • an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification
Work experience entry route
In order to satisfy the work experience entry route requirements for our MSc Global Mental Health and Wellbeing, you must meet the following criteria:
  • at least three years’ relevant work experience within a mental health/health and social care field. We may also consider students from a more generic people support, workforce or HR background where relevant experience can be demonstrated.
English language requirement
Our courses are taught in English so to study with us you must have an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 or equivalent. If you don’t hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, you will be required to pass a free online English test to assess your proficiency. You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, any of these countries.

Months of entry

April, July, October

Course content

Mental health and well-being affect all workplaces, nationally and on a global level. The COVID-19 pandemic has also contributed to a greater awareness of this subject area. If you’re ready to discover the challenges and tactics associated with mental health and well-being, then consider our 100% online Masters course.
This course is applicable not only to those working in the health and social care sector who wish to expand their knowledge, but also professionals spanning a range of industries, such as human resources. Learn how to better support others experiencing challenges through your knowledge of policies, ethics and sociological aspects of mental health and well-being.
You’ll study a selection of exciting areas, such as:
  • physiological stressors from infancy to old age
  • mental health globally and the challenges associated with this
  • how to analyse statistics outcomes in research and the principles of epidemiology
Towards the end of your course, there will be the opportunity to prepare your own research project on a topic from the course that interests you.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

10% anniversary scholarship available for students who enrol from 1 July 2023.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Enquiries team