Want to gain an understanding of how the human mind influences behaviour? Keen to explore how low intensity cognitive therapy can be used to treat anxiety and depression? Solent University’s mental health and psychological wellbeing integrated master’s programme will develop your clinical skills, in addition to giving you a masters-level qualification, and leave you well-prepared for a career in the fields of mental health.
Mental health issues are increasingly being understood and recognised, and there is a real demand for skilled professionals who understand these issues and can work with people to improve their emotional wellbeing and quality of life.
This course provides students with a solid grounding in psychology before specialising in mental health. Students gain practical insights into assessing and working with people experiencing mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. Additionally, students explore the therapeutic techniques used to treat these problems and help people lead healthier, happier lives.
Optional units cover everything from cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness through to applied psychopathology, enabling students to tailor learning according to their interests.
Employability is a key element of the course and students are expected to complete at least 80 hours of clinical contact time in their final year. Students will be supported in arranging a clinical placement drawing on the course team’s close links with the NHS and various charities.
The scientific aspects of a psychology course, including the application of a reasoned approach, problem solving and manipulation of data, provide useful tools for careers in healthcare, law enforcement, finance, IT and research. Knowledge of human behaviour and motivation, ability to critically analyse a problem, formulate a considered response, create an argument and generate new ideas lend themselves well to careers in a wide variety of sectors.
What does this course lead to?
On successful completion of this course, you will be able to work in a number of different settings providing support for people suffering from common mental health problems.
Psychology also uses a wide variety of methodological techniques including experiments, questionnaires and interviews to investigate human behaviour and obtain reliable evidence which can form the basis for potential interventions and applications, meaning it has a wide application to a broad range of careers, both in the psychology profession and in associated occupations.
Who is this course for?
This integrated master’s degree will be of interest to anyone who wants to understand why people behave in particular ways and in how that knowledge can be applied. The skills acquired by a psychology graduate are valuable for a wide range of careers.