Taught course

Mental Health and Wellbeing in Education

Institution
University of Hertfordshire · School of Education
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

  • 2:2 honours degree (non-graduates may be admitted who show potential to study at level 7)
  • Certificate & Transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Two references (work and academic)
  • GCSE Maths, English Language and Science (Grade 4 / C or above)
  • Applicants from non-English speaking countries must provide evidence of English language proficiency equivalent to overall IELTS Academic score 7.0 with 6.5 minimum in each band.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course is designed to equip students with the skills, strategies, tools and confidence to promote positive mental health and wellbeing and effectively manage the range of issues within educational settings. Whether building on experience in a current educational role, or beginning a career in education, this course provides students with the opportunity to develop the expertise, confidence and professional values needed to support a range of educational communities.

Mental health and wellbeing are increasingly recognised as having an impact on Early Years Foundation stage settings, schools, colleges and universities. The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have exacerbated challenges in these areas, and people working in education often find themselves dealing with these issues with little or no education and experience. The course will enable students to promote the positive mental health and wellbeing of learners of any age using a multidisciplinary, whole-systems approach for improvement. Students will also be equipped with strategies for supporting the mental health and wellbeing of staff.

This MA Mental Health and Wellbeing in Education award aims to equip students to become a change agent in their own educational setting by supporting and promoting the positive mental health and wellbeing of young people and staff.

Through this programme you will:

  • Gain the required skills and knowledge to support the mental health and wellbeing needs of you education community, allowing you to thrive in your future career.
  • Have access to first-class teaching facilities and resources.
  • Be taught by a skilled group of research - informed academics, who bring together years of extensive knowledge and experience from a range of educational backgrounds. They will challenge, support and help you to develop your knowledge and expertise.

Information for international students

Applicants from non-English speaking countries must provide evidence of English language proficiency equivalent to overall IELTS Academic score 7.0 with 6.5 minimum in each band.

Fees and funding

UK students
£810 per 15 credits for 2022/23
International students
£1230 per 15 credits for 2022/23

Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24/36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

This is an academic, rather than a professional qualification.

Course contact details

Name
Christine Collins
Email
c.collins5@herts.ac.uk