Taught course

MSc Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing

Wrexham University · Health and Wellbeing

Entry requirements

Students will already possess a related first degree (normally 2:1 or above although 2:2 is also accepted with an interview). A non-graduate may be accepted as a candidate provided they have held, for a minimum of two years, a responsible position which is relevant to the programme within the previous five years. All applicants must also demonstrate enthusiasm and the ability to study at Masters level, which will be assessed through an interview in person or online. They may also be asked to undertake the University’s Level 6 module that prepares students for Masters level study.

DBS clearance undertaken by Wrexham Glyndŵr University is not a requirement for acceptance or progression onto the programme. However, as part of the programme students are required to undertake a work-based learning (WBL) for one of the modules and, depending upon the nature of the WBL, may be required to receive DBS clearance undertaken by Wrexham Glyndŵr University or through their chosen WBL provider. Any convictions revealed by a DBS check could mean particular WBL opportunities are closed to students.

Months of entry

September, October, November, December

Course content

At the heart of this unique programme is the aim to enable students to help individuals, communities and nations live happier and healthier lives. It is well known that health care organisations in the UK and beyond face unprecedented demands, and there is a real need to invest in public health, mental health and wellbeing and look critically at models of health care.

This exciting and forward thinking programme will encourage students to consider the public health, mental health and wellbeing challenges of both today and tomorrow. It will also facilitate a creative and problem solving approach to the area in order to improve, enhance and sometimes re-imagine ways of working.

The ultimate aim of the programme is to enable students to contribute to the development of effective and sustainable ways of protecting, improving and promoting health, mental health and wellbeing, whether that be at individual, community, national or international levels.

The programme is flexible, ambitious and supportive, and will provide students with the opportunity to further their knowledge and understanding and develop and enhance their practice, as well as ask questions and work collaboratively in the area of public health, mental health and wellbeing.

The programme can be completed over 1 year full time, or 2 years part time.

Graduates of the course would be well-placed to pursue careers in any of the following areas:

  • Health Promotion
  • Ill-health Prevention
  • Health Improvement
  • Community Health Development
  • Assessment and Surveillance of the Population’s Health and Wellbeing
  • Identification of and Planning for Public Health Emergencies
  • Identification of Health Challenges and Hazards in Key Settings
  • Health-related Research
  • Health-related Education
  • Development of Public/Mental Health Policy
  • Commissioning, Delivery and Evaluation of Health Services
  • Reduction of Health Inequalities
  • Link Working, Care Navigation and Social Prescribing
  • Advocacy

Graduates may currently work or go on to work in many different settings, including local or national government, the third sector, or National Health Service. Alternatively, students may wish to develop their own social enterprise in the field of public health, mental health and/or wellbeing.

Information for international students

If you are applying as an European / International Student, and live outside of the UK, you should make your application through our online application system, Centurus.

For information about the university’s entry requirements for EU/international students, please visit our international section.

Fees and funding

UK students

You do not have to pay your tuition fees upfront.

Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s tuition fees for 2022/23 are £5940.

The fees you pay and the support available will depend on a number of different factors. Full information can be found on our fees & funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Admissions & Enquiries
01978 293439