Buckinghamshire New University
Mental Health and Wellbeing in Education
This course prepares professionals who either work in, or are in support of the education system, to understand multi-disciplinary leading-edge evidence and interventions that may influence mental health and well-being in their current work, and to use leadership skills to influence change. The course is suitable for a range of professions engaged in mental health and well-being in education, such as head teachers, teachers, social workers, school nurses, educational psychologists, police and youth justice. The course is designed for professionals and graduates wishing to understand and optimise the role of mental health and well-being within the education system. It offers detailed exploration of mental health and well-being across the lifespan within this setting, and unprecedented understanding of factors by which it may be influenced, in learners or students of any age. This is a training in awareness and practices that may be adopted in an applicant's existing profession rather than training as a psychology professional. The first year explores the psychology of development across the lifespan. In parallel, the course will also examine how often individual action in the educational environment can be an act of influence and leadership towards change. In addition, you will explore research- based interventions in education. The second year looks in more depth at ways of achieving change. This will include an introduction to basic Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) principles, and the application of positive psychology research-based processes. You will learn research methods skills oriented to the workplace and application, and student choices for a dissertation project.
MSc: Applicants would normally be expected to have achieved a 2.1 in a social sciences undergraduate degree (or equivalent) and may have professional qualifications related to their existing work experience and role. We are open to discussion with applicants with non-standard qualifications and / or work experience. We may also consider whether an applicant's existing qualifications may be recognised as 'advanced standing' in this course content.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Distance learning||September 2018||7,500 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||3 Years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|High Wycombe Campus||HP11 2JZ||South East|
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