Mental Health and Wellbeing (with Foundation Year) at Wrexham University - UCAS

Wrexham University

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

Mental Health and Wellbeing (with Foundation Year)

Course summary

Why choose this course? This degree is ideal for anyone who is interested in the area of mental health and wellbeing. You will study the social factors of mental health and wellbeing, the roots of inequality, the need for social justice for those experiencing mental ill-health and how the practice can channel the positive benefits of social connection to help individuals. You will: Study a course which 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.   Develop a rounded understanding of the health, mental health and wellbeing of individuals and communities  Participate in 180 hours of work-based learning which you can tailor to your own area(s) of interest  Have the Opportunity to expand your knowledge and understanding according to your particular area of interest.  Be part of a degree that has strong links with local employers  Experience personal and professional development modules which help you develop a full CV and key skills for employability  Be offered a peer mentor scheme, providing support from and to other students  The BSc (Hons) Mental Health & Wellbeing degree is available for students who already meet the criteria for entry to the 3-year route. This foundation year route introduces to the student key study skills and foundational knowledge essential to successful completion of a degree Please note, the foundation year can only be studied as a full time option. Key Course Features:

  • A unique, integrated approach to the subject area that draws from different disciplines to equip you with a broad range of knowledge and skills applicable to a dynamic employment landscape.
  • Opportunities to expand and tailor your knowledge and understanding according to your particular area of interest, and apply this during your work-based learning.
  • Creative, supportive and interactive approaches to learning.
  • Delivered by academics from a range of backgrounds, which means that you will be part of a diverse community of practice.
  • 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 0 (LEVEL 3) The Foundation Year is an integrated year where you will study core modules with a broad range of students from across the Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, giving you access to different perspectives and networking opportunities. The modules will equip you with key skills needed for Higher Education and beyond. They will give you the chance to explore your subject area and available careers, allowing you to adapt your reading and assessments to be relevant to your degree pathway. Alongside teaching from the broader faculty staff, you will be able to meet with staff and other students from your main degree pathway and get involved with events and opportunities that they are running. Study Skills for Success (core) Resilience in Higher Education and Beyond (Core) A Day in the Life (core) Life and Work in the Welsh Context (core) The suite of optional modules are designed to enhance your skills base in relation to your career development. Your personal tutor from your degree will meet with you to help you decide which one of the available optional modules would be most suitable for you. The optional modules are: Welsh for First Time Learners Professional Communication in the Workplace Maths and Experimental Design There are a variety of assessments across the foundation year – presentations, portfolios, electronic scrapbooking, and learning logs are just some. YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) MODULES Study Skills and Personal Development (Core) Health of the Nation: State of Play (Core) Health, Wellbeing and the Body (Core) Health Inequalities and Social Justice (Core) Key Concepts in Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing (Core) 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): In this module, students will develop a critical appreciation of how mental health and mental illness are conceptualised within cultural and societal frameworks Approaches and Theories for Contemporary Mental Health Practice (Core): In this module, students will develop knowledge of approaches and theories that underpin contemporary mental health practice and how they are applied in real world settings to promote positive mental wellbeing. Skills and Settings for Contemporary Mental Health Practice (Core): This module will enable students to develop a critical understanding of contemporary therapeutic approaches in mental health practice. It will provide knowledge and understanding of contemporary practices, including key skills for working with individuals and groups, and new models of mental health care provision. Developing Practice and Preparing for Employment (Core): Through taught sessions and a Work-Based Learning, this module will enable students to develop a critical and applied understanding of key skills and attributes for professional practice, as well as reflect on and enhance academic skills including autonomous and independent learning. Doing Real World Research in Health (Core): This module will give students the opportunity to undertake a research project in an area of personal interest related to public health, mental health or wellbeing. 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 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:

  • Foundation

International applicants

This course is not currently available to those requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Wrexham 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.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Mental Health and Wellbeing (with Foundation Year) at Wrexham University - UCAS