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Mental Health and Wellbeing (MSc) (2023 Entry)

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Explore our Mental Health and Wellbeing taught Master's degree.

The MSc in Mental Health and Wellbeing is a novel course that will provide you with excellent training via multidisciplinary teaching and a 3-month research placement. The course focuses on mental health in non-clinical populations, particularly in the workplace, and combines theoretical with applied teaching on health psychology, clinical psychology, organisational psychology, and positive psychology.

The application deadline for this course is: Friday 18th March 2023.

Course overview

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

Minimum 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 requirementsLink opens in a new window. 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.

International qualifications

We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.

For more information, please visit the international entry requirements pageLink opens in a new window.

Additional requirements

You will be required to supply two references. At least one academic and a work reference.

Core modules

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.

Workplace Skills

Students on this module will be provided with the core skills and knowledge needed to be able to function effectively within a workplace setting.

Optional modules

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.

Class sizes

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.

Reading lists

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 timetable

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.

Your career

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.

Find out more about us on our website.

Our Postgraduate courses

Tuition fees

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.

Taught course fees  Research course fees

Fee Status Guidance

We carry out an initial fee status assessment based on the information you provide in your application. Students will be classified as Home or Overseas fee status. Your fee status determines tuition fees, and what financial support and scholarships may be available. If you receive an offer, your fee status will be clearly stated alongside the tuition fee information.

Do you need your fee classification to be reviewed?

If you believe that your fee status has been classified incorrectly, you can complete a fee status assessment questionnaire. Please follow the instructions in your offer information and provide the documents needed to reassess your status.

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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.

For departmental specific costs, please see the Modules tab on the course web page for the list of core and optional core modules with hyperlinks to our Module Catalogue (please visit the Department’s website if the Module Catalogue hyperlinks are not provided).

Associated costs can be found on the Study tab for each module listed in the Module Catalogue (please note most of the module content applies to 2022/23 year of study). Information about module department specific costs should be considered in conjunction with the more general costs below:

  • Core text books
  • Printer credits
  • Dissertation binding
  • Robe hire for your degree ceremony

Scholarships and bursaries

Scholarships and financial support

Find out about the different funding routes available, including; postgraduate loans, scholarships, fee awards and academic department bursaries.

Living costs

Find out more about the cost of living as a postgraduate student at the University of Warwick.

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