BSc (Hons) Mental Health and Wellbeing with foundation or foundation are equipped to enhance students' knowledge and skills to identify, understand and respond creatively to the various factors that influence mental health and wellbeing, this course enables the students to pursue careers supporting individuals, their communities, organisations, and society to maintain and promote mental health and wellbeing.

In this programme many different aspects of mental health and wellbeing will be covered, some key topics are:

  • Examine the key theoretical concepts, policies and legislation underlying mental health and wellbeing, to critically evaluate their application in professional practice
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the opportunities within the professional discipline and develop the key skills, responsibilities and professional standards required of a career in this field
  • Use current and relevant evidence to critically analyse contemporary political, economic, social, technological, legal, cultural and environmental factors and issues affecting mental health and wellbeing on an individual, community and societal level
  • Demonstrate an informed understanding of reflection by applying relevant and appropriate approaches to critically reflect upon personal and professional values, competence and ethics
  • Critically analyse appropriate and relevant evidence to demonstrate an informed understanding of the different and varying perspectives and approaches to mental health and wellbeing across diverse groups and cultures
  • Apply appropriate risk assessment frameworks, to demonstrate a comprehensive, evidence-based understanding of the maintenance and promotion of safe working practices in the field of mental health and wellbeing.
  • Foundation Level
  • Research Skills
  • Professional Skills
  • Data Skills
  • Communication Skills
Year 1
  • Academic and Professional Skills
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing in Context
  • Mental Health, Wellbeing and the Individual
  • Positive Psychology and Resilience
Year 2
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Adult Mental Health
  • Mental Health in the Workplace
  • Skills and Interventions of the Mental Health Practitioner
Year 3
  • Undergraduate Project (Health and Social Contexts)
  • Mental Health and the Media
  • Global Perspectives of Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Community Health and Wellbeing in Practice
Entry Criteria
Standard Entry Requirements

A typical offer would be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC / 112 UCAS Points.

Foundation Year Entry Requirements

The standard entry requirements for an Integrated Foundation Year are DEE at A level or MPP at BTEC / 64 UCAS Points.

English Language Requirements

All students applying with International or EU qualifications must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at the undergraduate level.
For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our English Language Requirements.

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on our assessment of your overall suitability for the programme. We treat everyone as an individual, which means we will look at your whole application, including any relevant work experience and personal circumstances, as well as your educational qualifications.

Graduate employment opportunities that might be available to graduates of the programme could include:
  • Care Home Manager
  • Community development worker
  • Healthcare Manager
  • Assistant practitioner e.g. Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
  • Primary Care Graduate Mental Health Worker
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Community Development Worker
  • Education Welfare OfficerMedical Sales Representative
  • Progression to PG Study to access further careers: e.g. Nursing, Public Health, Social Work, Teaching.
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