It is well known that healthcare organisations in the UK and beyond face unprecedented demands, and there is a real need to invest in public health, mental health and wellbeing. At the heart of this unique programme is the ambition to equip students with the advanced knowledge and skills to guide and support individuals, communities and nations to live happier and healthier lives. This exciting and forward-thinking programme encourages students to consider contemporary and ‘wicked’ public health, mental health and wellbeing challenges, as well as emerging threats. It facilitates a creative and problem-solving approach to the field in order to improve, enhance and sometimes re-imagine ways of working. The programme is flexible, ambitious and supportive, and will provide students with the opportunity to further their knowledge and understanding, develop and enhance their practice, as well as ask questions and work collaboratively. Key course features
- Encourages creativity, reflection, questioning and problem solving
- Development and enhancement of practice through Work-Based Learning
- Authentic assessment briefs that simulate ‘real life’ activities
- Flexible study options, whereby students can choose to learn in the classroom, online, or a combination of the two
- Taught by experts in health, mental health and wellbeing
Students completing the programme full-time will undertake six core modules across the academic year, and one of the two option modules. Those taking the course part-time will study three modules in the first year and three in the second year. MODULES Background and new directions in health, mental health and wellbeing (core module) Understanding contemporary lifestyles and health behaviours (core module) Strategies and innovations for developing health, mental health and wellbeing (option module) Health, mental health and wellbeing in education settings (option module) Enhancing practice in health, mental health and wellbeing (core module) Research methods for health, mental health and wellbeing (core module) Dissertation in health, mental health and wellbeing (core module) 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.
Students will be assessed on this programme via a combination of ‘traditional’ and ‘authentic’ methods of assessment, including essays, presentations, portfolios and reports. Students will be set flexible and exciting briefs for their assessments, which they can tailor to topics and issues that are of interest. Students will be supported in a number of ways with their assessments, including the provision of assessment briefing guidance videos, and the ability to submit draft work and book tutorials with module tutors to discuss their assessments. Teaching and Learning This Masters programme follows a flexible Active Learning Framework (ALF) whereby students can make their own decision about how and when to engage with the learning activities. The content for all modules is delivered on a weekly basis in a classroom setting, which is audio and video recorded. The recordings are made available on the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to all students, alongside directed study. Students can self-select one of three modes of engagement with the module learning activities: Option 1: Online learning; students learn completely (or almost completely) online in their own time by watching the recordings of the classroom sessions and engaging in the directed study. This is the best option for students who are not available on a Friday to attend the live sessions. Option 2: Blended learning; students learn by attending some of the classroom sessions live and others by watching the recordings and engaging in the directed study in their own time. This is the best option for students who know they can attend some, but not all of the live sessions. Option 3: Live learning; students learn completely (or almost completely) by attending the classroom sessions on a Friday and engaging with the directed study in their own time. This is the best option for students who want to learn live in the classroom and are able available to do so (potentially being absent for just one or two live sessions). Students will be required to attend a ‘live’ induction session before the programme commences, during which the learning and teaching strategy will be explained in more detail. All students will also be allocated a personal tutor while completing the programme, who will help to guide them with their personal, academic and professional development, and signpost to further support if/when needed. 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 them 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 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 difficulty.
Students will be expected to already hold an undergraduate degree in a related subject (normally a 2:1 or above, although 2:2 may also be accepted dependent on interview). A non-graduate may be accepted as a candidate provided they have held, for a minimum of two years, a responsible position which is relevant to the programme within the previous five years. All applicants must be able to demonstrate enthusiasm and the ability to study at masters level, which will be assessed through an interview in person or online. They may also be asked to undertake the university’s Level 6 module that prepares students for masters level study. DBS clearance undertaken by Wrexham Glyndŵr University is not a requirement for acceptance or progression onto the programme. However, as part of the programme students are required to undertake a work-based learning (WBL) for one of the modules and, depending upon the nature of the WBL, may be required to receive DBS clearance undertaken by Wrexham Glyndŵr University or through their chosen WBL provider. Any convictions revealed by a DBS check could mean particular WBL opportunities are closed to students.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£3975||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£3975||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£3975||Year 1|