Wrexham University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Wrexham University (Prifysgol Wrecsam)

Mental Health and Wellbeing

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Course summary

Why choose this course? This course is ideal for those wishing to work in the field of mental health and wellbeing, or who already work in the area but want to develop their knowledge and understanding to ensure that their practice is current and evidence based. The current mental health and wellbeing landscape is dynamic and evolving as it adapts and responds to the changing world around us and the mental health needs of individuals, communities and societies. Exploring the link between mental, social and physical health, this course looks at the social determinants of mental health and wellbeing, the roots of inequality, the need for social justice for those experiencing mental ill-health and how contemporary mental health practice can channel the positive benefits of social connection to help individuals build happy healthy lives. This course is ideal for those wishing to work in the field of mental health and wellbeing, or who already work in the area but want to develop their knowledge and understanding to ensure that their practice is current and evidence based. This course:

  • Develops a rounded understanding of the health, mental health and wellbeing of individuals and communities
  • Involves 180 hours of work-based learning which you can tailor to your own area(s) of interest
  • Has strong links with local employers
  • Includes personal and professional development modules which help you develop a full CV and key skills for employability
  • Offers a peer mentor scheme, providing support from and to other students
*is part of a subject area rated 1st in the UK for satisfaction with feedback with the course in the Health Professions subject league tables, The Guardian University Guide 2023. *is part of a subject area rated 6th in UK for teaching quality and 8th in the UK for student experience in the Subjects Allied to Medicine subject league tables, Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022. *is as part of the CHA3 subject group ranked 1st out of Welsh universities for learning opportunities, learning resources and assessment and feedback in the National Student Survey 2022. Key course features:
  • Opportunity to expand your knowledge and understanding according to your particular area of interest.
  • Delivered by academics from a range of backgrounds, which means that you will be part of a diverse community of practice.
  • Consideration of the links between physical, mental and social health.
  • A balance of theory and practice-orientated modules allow you to develop a rounded skills base.
  • Work-based experience, which you can tailor to your own area/s of interest, in years two and three of the programme.
  • Opportunities to take part in additional relevant events and volunteering within the wider University, giving you a full portfolio of experience on graduation.


What you will study YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) MODULES Study Skills and Personal Development (Core): This module will enable students to develop key knowledge and skills for learning in Higher Education and working in health, mental health and wellbeing settings, as well as support them to set goals for personal, academic and professional development. Health of the Nation: State of Play (Core): This module will introduce students to the ‘state’ of people’s health in local and national contexts, identifying common physical and mental health problems and their and risk factors, as well as the sectors in which they are usually treated. Health, Wellbeing and the Body (Core): This module will provide students with knowledge and understanding of the functioning of the body, including key health behaviours that help to maintain normal physiology, and the signs and symptoms of common physical and mental health problems. Health Inequalities and Social Justice (Core): This module will enable students to recognise inequalities in health, mental health and wellbeing and understand their personal role in contributing to the social justice agenda. Key Concepts in Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing (Core): This module will provide students with a grounding in key theoretical concepts needed to study public health, mental health and wellbeing, encouraging them to question common assumptions and develop a more reality congruent understanding of concepts and issues. YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5) MODULES Mental Health Law and Policy (Core) Mental Health and the Body (Core) Personal and Professional Development (Core) Health Behaviour across the Life Course (Core) Preparing for Real World Research in Health (Core) Strategies for Health Improvement and Promotion (Core) YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6) MODULES Mental Health - Cultural and Societal Perspectives (Core) Approaches and Theories for Contemporary Mental Health Practice (Core) Skills and Settings for Contemporary Mental Health Practice (Core) Developing Practice and Preparing for Employment (Core) Doing Real World Research in Health (Core) The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment method

Teaching & Assessment You will be taught using a variety of active learning methods, including discussions, case studies, lectures, quizzes, and forums Assessments on this programme are varied, allowing you to develop and showcase a range of skills. They include portfolios, talks, essays, reflective writing, presentations, simulations and an exam. For each 20 credit module you will receive 36 active learning and teaching hours during year one (level four), and 30 hours at year two (level five) and 24 at level 6. You will also be expected to complete independent study including key reading If students complete a foundation year (Year 0/level three) they will receive 40 hours active learning and teaching hours per 20 credit module. Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our Student Support section has more information on the help available. In terms of particular needs, the University’s Inclusion team can provide appropriate guidance and support should any students require reasonable adjustments to be made because of a recognised prevailing disability, medical condition, or specific learning difference.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

If you require a Student Visa (formerly referred to as Tier 4 visa) to study in the UK, please apply through Centurus at https://centurusone.com/apply/1111.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Wrexham Glyndwr University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at [email protected] for further advice and guidance.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Mental Health and Wellbeing at Wrexham University - UCAS