Glyndwr University

BSc (Hons) Mental Health & Wellbeing (with foundation year)

Why choose this course?

This course is ideal for those wishing to work in the field of mental health and wellbeing, or who already work in the area but want to develop their knowledge and understanding to ensure that their practice is current and evidence based.

This course explores the social determinants of mental health and wellbeing, the roots of inequality, the need for social justice for those experiencing mental ill-health and how contemporary mental health practice can channel the positive benefits of social connection to help individuals build happy, healthy lives. 

Key course features

  • Opportunity to expand your knowledge and understanding according to your particular area of interest. 
  • Delivered by academics from a range of backgrounds, which means that you will be part of a diverse community of practice. 
  • Consideration of the links between physical, mental and social health. 
  • A balance of theory and practice-orientated modules allow you to develop a rounded skills base. 
  • Work-based experience, which you can tailor to your own area/s of interest, in years two and three of the programme. 

Entry Requirements

The general requirement for admission to the degree is 80-112 UCAS points at A level or equivalent – this includes relevant Access to Higher Education courses. Applicants should be able to demonstrate the emotional and psychological maturity to work with vulnerable people and the resilience needed to cope with the demands in this sector. 

IELTS:

6.0 (with no individual skill score below 5.5)

Career Prospects

This course is designed to equip students with a range of knowledge and skills relevant to a diverse selection of roles across the mental health sector. This might include community health development, mental health improvement, social prescribing, advocacy, policy development and campaigning, and many more. Students are supported to develop a CV and to consider how to direct their professional development in order to respond and adapt to a dynamic and evolving employment landscape. 

Course Details

YEAR 0 (LEVEL 3) 

MODULES 

  • The Skills You Need (Core)
  • Fundamentals of Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing (Core)
  • Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology (Core)
  • Professional Communication in a Health Context (Core)
  • Fundamental Capabilities for Working in Health and Wellbeing (Core)

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) 

MODULES 

  • Study Skills and Personal Development (Core)
  • Health of the Nation: State of Play (Core)
  • Health, Wellbeing and the Body (Core)
  • Health Inequalities and Social Justice (Core)
  • Key Concepts in Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing (Core)

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5) 

MODULES 

  • Mental Health Law and Policy (Core)
  • Mental Health and the Body (Core)
  • Personal and Professional Development (Core)
  • Health Behaviour across the Life Course (Core)
  • Preparing for Real World Research in Health (Core)
  • Strategies for Health Improvement and Promotion (Core)

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6) 

MODULES 

  • Mental Health - Cultural and Societal Perspectives (Core)
  • Approaches and Theories for Contemporary Mental Health Practice (Core)
  • Skills and Settings for Contemporary Mental Health Practice (Core)
  • Developing Practice and Preparing for Employment (Core)
  • Doing Real World Research in Health (Core)
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