The Psychological Wellbeing and Mental Health Masters degree is designed to equip you with an in-depth knowledge of psychological theory relevant to the improvement and maintenance of psychological wellbeing and sound mental health in adults. It’s ideal if you are intending to work – or are already employed – in health care, counselling, social care and related areas.
Careers and employability
Your future career in Psychological Wellbeing and Mental Health
Students generally choose the MSc Psychological Wellbeing and Mental Health because they wish to pursue a career working in a mental health setting or because they already work in such a setting and hope to improve their prospects of promotion and career progression. You may choose to pursue an academic and / or research career in psychology following graduation (by working as a research assistant or associate, for example, or by studying for a PhD). Psychology graduates with BPS GBC status may also be interested in this course if they are considering doctoral study towards a career as a clinical or counselling psychologist.
Your qualification in Psychological Wellbeing and Mental Health is likely to be popular with a whole range of potential employers because, in addition to possessing in-depth theoretical knowledge of a range of mental health issues, you will also have demonstrated transferable skills in the ability to write essays and reports and to talk and present in front of other people.
Previous graduates have gone on to careers as:
– Psychology assistant
– Psychological wellbeing practitioner
– Mental Health Support Worker
– Research assistant
– Recovery worker
– Independent Mental Health Advocate
– Disability advisor
– Care support worker
*Data extracted from the latest Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2015/16 – 2016/17.
Please note that for some careers, further study and / or a BPS-accredited conversion course conferring Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership may be required.
Careers and job application advice is available to all our postgraduate students and is provided on a one-to-one basis by a subject specialist within the Department, supported by the University wide careers service. We’re very proud of the achievements of our many graduates and look forward to helping you graduate to a successful career.