Psychological Well-being at De Montfort University - UCAS

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Course summary

A rapidly expanding field worldwide, Psychological Well-being evaluates the factors that characterise and influence mental health and well-being, nurturing your understanding of the cultural, social and economic contexts in which they develop. ​The psychological well-being course is taught by a range of experienced psychologists with diverse backgrounds, including not only psychological well-being, but also areas such as clinical psychology, counselling, and mental health. The teaching team includes academic psychologists as well as those with practitioner experience. Staff in the Division of Psychology are currently undertaking research related to psychological well-being and mental health. Teaching facilities include a dedicated laboratory and practical work areas, an observation suite and a vision research laboratory. Completion of the course will lead to a number of career opportunities worldwide, including research, teaching, and those within the caring professions. It also facilitates career development and progression. Other students might use the course as a stepping stone to specialised PhD study. Although the course does not culminate in a qualification in Clinical Psychology, its content will be highly relevant to those applying for training in this area, or within related fields such as psychotherapy, counselling or coaching. Key features:

  • Develop your practical and professional skills through short inter-professional education (IPE) events involving interactions with clients and health and social care professionals.
  • Develop an awareness of the range of contemporary and traditional therapeutic approaches that may be employed in the treatment and prevention of mental health problems.
  • Extensive investment in our dedicated psychology teaching facilities allows you to put theory into practice.
  • Benefit from inter-professional learning and develop a range of transferable skills, alongside individuals from a range of backgrounds and sectors.
  • We were among the first universities to offer training in this area at the master's level.
  • Flexible study opportunities – in addition to full-time, you can also study by distance learning, allowing professional development alongside work.
  • Develop a critical understanding of the psychological theory and research that underpin the study of mental health and well-being.

Assessment method

Teaching and assessment Teaching typically includes lectures, group seminars and individual tutorials, You are encouraged to become an independent and proactive learner, and we will recommend reading and electronic resources for independent study to help develop the breadth and depth of your knowledge. The majority of your studies will take place at the university but we also incorporate community-based learning experiences on your inter-professional education (IPE) events. There is a significant focus on developing skills that are transferable to a variety of careers and contexts on national and international levels. Learning activities are designed to help you develop your teamwork, presentation and problem-solving skills, plus more traditional academic skills such as synthesis, evaluation and application. We also help you to develop your skills and understanding in professional areas such as ethics and reflective practice. You will benefit from the support of a personal academic tutor, who you are encouraged to meet with regularly. We also offer a range of additional support services to help you develop the skills required for Master’s level study. Assessment is based exclusively on coursework, for which bespoke guidance materials are provided. The kinds of coursework that you will undertake are varied, and include: Formal essays The production of research reports Real-time and web-based presentations Literature reviews Case studies and reflective writing The dissertation provides you with an experience of the research process from its inception to completion. Teaching contact hours Contact hours may vary in different weeks but typically on a full-time programme, you can expect 9 contact hours of teaching, which will include small and medium group teaching and regular individual tutorials. You will experience lectures, seminars, workshops and practical classes. This should be supplemented by around 28.5 hours a week of personal study

Entry requirements

- Applicants are usually expected to have (or be predicted to obtain) a 2:1 honours degree in psychology or psychology and a second subject - Applications will also be considered from students who hold a 2:1 honours degree from a relevant but non-psychology based course - Applicants should have studied at least one Psychology module at the undergraduate level, and have undertaken training in quantitative/qualitative research methods and data analysis - Other appropriately qualified/experienced applicants with a science or social science background will be considered on the basis of the university's accreditation for prior learning/accreditation prior experiential learning procedures - You will also be asked to complete a declaration form before you begin your studies - Applicants may be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process. If you are unable to attend, alternative arrangements may be made.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8200 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8200 Year 1
Scotland £8200 Year 1
Wales £8200 Year 1
International £16800 Year 1

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Psychological Well-being at De Montfort University - UCAS