University of Derby

University of Derby

Mental Health and Wellbeing

This course focuses on higher academic study in mental health and wellbeing within health and social care. It is for practitioners who are looking to develop their leadership skills in their area of practice.

Entry requirements

Honours degree (2.1 or above) or an equivalent qualification in a nursing, health or social science subject.

Course modules

Modules include: psychological wellbeing; public mental health; principles of service improvement; innovation and transformational leadership in health and social care services; research methodologies (application to advanced practice); independent scholarship. Plus 1 of the following modules: developing positive approaches for people living with dementia; work-based learning.

Assessment methods

Assessment throughout the course is through 100 per cent coursework including written reflections, a case study, a strategic plan, written reports, poster presentations or production of a learning package, a portfolio, an assignment, a dissertation or the development of products/materials for a regional exhibition.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 3 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 - 2 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Kedleston Road Campus Derby DE22 1GB East Midlands

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