Masters | Postgraduate Course - Mental Health and Wellbeing in Education (Distance learning) MSc Course Details within Bucks New University

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Mental Health and Wellbeing in Education (Distance learning) MSc

Study Details

MSc Three years Distance learning

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.

What will this course cover?

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.

Module details

Year One

  • Mental Health Across the Lifespan: Current Context and Characteristics
  • Leadership and Engagement: Skills for Professionals in a Learning Context
  • Contemporary Evidence Based Interventions

Year Two

  • Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Mental Health and Well-Being in Education
  • Positive Psychology in Practice
  • Applied Research Skills
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation

Year Three

  • Postgraduate Dissertation 

Entry Requirements

Applicants will usually be already working in, or in support of, the education system, including early years environments, schools, further education or higher education.

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.

Student Destinations

This programme will give you a critical understanding of the key moments and contexts in which mental health in learners of any age may be influenced and changed.

You will be able to identify, define and utilise specific intervention pathways through which mental health can be influenced in education. These will include classroom skills, the use of basic cognitive behavioural therapy skills and positive psychology as well as the management of stress.

This course will also give you a personal and occupational insight into how the views, beliefs and behaviours of professionals influence mental health.

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