About this taught graduate course
The MSc in Mental Health and Wellbeing is designed for those who are interested in mental health and wellbeing in non-clinical populations. Learning will be enriched by an interdisciplinary approach and teaching will be delivered by world-leading experts across the fields of psychology, business, economics, medicine, health and behavioural sciences. This course offers basic and advanced training in the science and application of mental health research.
The taught components of the course include modules on research methods, basic and advanced issues in mental health research and practice, and real-world interventions. Teaching is delivered by experts in the field from the Departments of Psychology, Warwick Business School, Warwick Medical School, and Warwick Manufacturing Group to combine academic and practical experience.
The practical component of the course is a three-month research placement in a business environment. The focus of the project will be agreed between the student, academic supervisor, and organisational supervisor.
Skills from this degree
Students will leave the course with a variety of research and transferable skills, including research design, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, oral and written communication skills, critical thinking, and the ability to apply theoretical frameworks to novel, real-world problems. These skills will be relevant across a range of contexts to succeed in a global workforce.
By the end of the course, you should be able to:
- Demonstrate in-depth specialist knowledge of mental health and wellbeing theory, research and practice
- Exhibit competence in working effectively and independently in a workplace setting
- Demonstrate an advanced understanding of research methods and analysis relevant to mental health and wellbeing
- Take a proactive and self-reflective role in working and to develop professional relationships with others
- Critically formulate ideas and hypotheses
- Evaluate current issues and research in the discipline
General entry requirements
Graduates with a background in psychology, social science, health science, or business with a first-class or high 2:i at undergraduate level are welcome to apply. Graduates from other academic backgrounds may apply by request.
English language requirements
You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following:
- Band B
- IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above.
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.
For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page.
You will be required to supply two references. At least one academic and a work reference.
Experimental Design and Data Collection
On this module you will become familiar with the principles of good experimental design.
Advanced Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis
This module adopts a clinically relevant practical focus to introduce you to both advanced qualitative and quantitative analysis.
Core Foundations of Mental Health and Wellbeing
This module will provide you with core knowledge in the field of mental health and wellbeing.
Advanced Issues in Mental Health Research
On this module you will explore some of the advanced issues in the field of mental health research.
From Stress to Health in the Workplace
Students on this module will learn about specialist content knowledge of mental health and wellbeing in the workplace using principles from occupational psychology, behavioural science and health policy.
Interventions and Technologies for Behaviour Change
On this module, you will learn principles and methods from behavioural science, digital healthcare and economics.
Health and Wellbeing Interventions in the Real-World: What Helps and What Harms
This module will provide a venue for critical group discussions of behaviour change using real life interventions to demonstrate how psychological theory is utilised in a range of behavioural or policy change settings.
Students on this module will be provided with the core skills and knowledge needed to be able to function effectively within a workplace setting.
There are no optional modules on this course.
Teaching provision is shared between academics with research interests in the relevant topic areas and will be delivered though lectures, seminars, student-led sessions, and blended learning.
As this is a new course, we are expecting a cohort of approximately 8 students.
Typical contact hours
You will have an average of 8-10 hours of lectures and 2-4 hours of seminars per week in term one and two.
In term three, you will complete a research placement, which will provide real-world experience of health and wellbeing interventions in the workplace. You will be assigned to a placement and every effort will be made to match your interests with the available placement opportunities. The placement will be examined by an infographic and project report.
We typically assess modules through a mix of assessment types, which include worksheets, essays, research reports, modelling and data analysis, class tests, exams, and presentations.
Most departments have reading lists available through Warwick Library. If you would like to view reading lists for the current cohort of students you can visit our Warwick Library web page.
Your personalised timetable will be complete when you are registered for all modules, compulsory and optional, and you have been allocated to your lectures, seminars and other small group classes. Your compulsory modules will be registered for you when you join us.
Our department has a dedicated professionally-qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year.
Psychology at Warwick
A playground for the mind
Our research-driven department can offer you the kind of physical and intellectual environment that’ll inspire you to succeed. We pride ourselves on being a friendly, inclusive academic community offering a stimulating, intellectual environment to students and staff. We’re large enough to provide excellent resources and education, but also small enough to know who you are and provide one-to-one support.
Our Postgraduate courses
Tuition fees are payable for each year of your course at the start of the academic year, or at the start of your course, if later. Academic fees cover the cost of tuition, examinations and registration and some student amenities.
Fee Status Guidance
The University carries out an initial fee status assessment based on information provided in the application and according to the guidance published by UKCISA. Students are classified as either Home or Overseas Fee status and this can determine the tuition fee and eligibility of certain scholarships and financial support.
If you receive an offer, your fee status will be stated with the tuition fee information, however we are awaiting guidance from the UK government regarding fee status for EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals and their family members living in the UK for academic year 2021/22 onwards. We are not able to confirm the fee status for these students until the relevant eligibility criteria have been confirmed. Once we have received further information from the UK government, we will provide you with an update on your fee status and let you know if any additional information is required. If you believe your fee status has been incorrectly classified you can complete a fee status assessment questionnaire (follow the instructions in your offer) and provide the required documentation for this to be reassessed.
The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) provides guidance to UK universities on fees status criteria, you can find the latest guidance on the impact of Brexit on fees and student support on the UKCISA website.
Additional course costs
As well as tuition fees and living expenses, some courses may require you to cover the cost of field trips or costs associated with travel abroad. Information about department specific costs should be considered in conjunction with the more general costs below, such as:
- Core text books
- Printer credits
- Dissertation binding
- Robe hire for your degree ceremony
Scholarships and bursaries
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