BSc (Hons) Mental Health & Wellbeing

Course details

  • UCAS Code2C3B
  • Year of entry 2022
  • Duration 3 YRS (FT) 6 YRS (PT)
  • UCAS Tariff 80-112
  • Institution Code G53
  • Location Wrexham
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Course Highlights

2nd in the UK

for satisfaction with teaching (The Guardian University Guide 2022)*

Work-based

experience tailored to your area of interest

 

6th in the UK

for teaching quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022)*

 

Why choose this course?

Mental ill health can arise from a combination of factors, meaning people may need support from a range of services. That’s why it’s vital there are knowledgeable practitioners to fill roles that help to reduce the stigma experienced by people living with mental health issues and work within communities to promote good mental health and wellbeing.

This course:

  • Is orientated towards prevention and recovery.
  • Combines theory with work based learning to ensure that our graduates are perfectly placed to access a variety of careers in this ever-developing sector.
  • *Is part of a subject area rated 2nd in the UK and 1st in Wales for satisfaction with teaching and satisfaction with the course in the Health Professions subject league tables, The Guardian University Guide 2022.
  • *Is part of a subject area rated 6th in UK for teaching quality and 8th in the UK for student experience in the Subjects Allied to Medicine subject league tables, Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

Students will:

  • Work on assignments that reflect the real life skills needed by future employers.
  • Develop their self-awareness, emotional literacy, reflective and interpersonal skills – all of which are key to becoming an effective and competent practitioner.
  • Be assigned a personal tutor on enrolment who will support them throughout their time on the programme.
  • Benefit from the department’s open door policy and established peer mentor system.

Key course features

  • The programme team work with local employers to ensure that the theory taught is relevant to current practice in the sector.
  • Delivered by academics from a range of backgrounds, which means that you will be part of a diverse community of practice.
  • Established peer mentor scheme, so you can obtain support from students already undertaking the programme.
  • Innovative and flexible teaching methods are embedded throughout, including interactive lectures, tutorials, case studies, workshops, online activities and learning resources.
  • Work-based experience which you can tailor to your own area/s of interest in years two and three of the programme.
  • Opportunities to take part in additional relevant events and volunteering within the wider University, giving you a full portfolio of experience on graduation.
  • *This course is part of a subject area rated 2nd in the UK and 1st in Wales for satisfaction with teaching and satisfaction with the course in the Health Professions subject league tables, The Guardian University Guide 2022.
  • *This course is part of a subject area rated 6th in UK for teaching quality and 8th in the UK for student experience in the Subjects Allied to Medicine subject league tables, Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

What you will study

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)

In the first year, students undertake modules that will provide the foundation knowledge to enable you to explore key areas across the health sector.

MODULES

  • Introduction to Health and Wellbeing
  • Introduction to Mental Wellbeing
  • Applied Physiology
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Study Skills and Self – development

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)

During the second year, students will be introduced to law and social policy and to social prescribing. You will also learn about factors contributing to mental health issues across the lifespan, ways of promoting and improving mental wellbeing and the impact of providing support to people who have long term care needs. The first work-based learning experience is also introduced at Level 5.

MODULES

  • Mental Health Law and Social Policy
  • Mental Health Across The Lifespan
  • Support and Empowerment in Health and Wellbeing
  • Social Prescribing
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Research Methods

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6)

The focus in the final year is on employability, with topics such as leadership & enterprise being studied. You will also study the impact of stigma on society and the individual, and look at ways in which this can be overcome. There is a second work-based element at this level, so you will have the opportunity to experience working within another field of interest.

MODULES

  • Leadership and enterprise in health and wellbeing
  • Mental health, stigma and society
  • Recovery and wellness in mental health
  • Preparing for employment
  • Dissertation in Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing

 

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Entry requirements & applying

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 also demonstrate the emotional and psychological maturity required to work with vulnerable people in distress and the resilience needed to cope with the demands in this sector.

For students without the standard entry qualifications, it may be possible to take this course if you are able to evidence additional life/ work experience and an ability to engage with the academic challenges of the programme. Candidates without standard entry requirements may be invited to interview.

Teaching & Assessment

Reflecting the diversity of skills required by employers, the course employs a range of assessment strategies including presentations, information leaflets and campaign strategies. We work closely with the disability support team to ensure that assessments also meet student needs.

Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our Student Support section has more information on the help available.

In terms of particular needs, the University’s Inclusion team can provide appropriate guidance and support should any students require reasonable adjustments to be made because of a recognised prevailing disability, medical condition, or specific learning difference.

Career prospects

Our Careers and employability service is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.

Students will be skilled to progress to careers in areas such as health improvement, public health, campaigning, policy development or social prescribing. There are also a range of graduate opportunities available in local government, third sector organisations and the NHS. Alternatively, students may wish to go on to post graduate study to access careers in social work, psychological wellbeing or arts based therapies, depending on their individual interests and experience.

 

Fees & funding

You do not have to pay your tuition fees upfront.

Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s tuition fees for 2022/23 for a full-time undergraduate degree course are £9000 per year.

The fees you pay and the support available will depend on a number of different factors. Full information can be found on our fees & finance pages

 

Programme specification

You can see the full programme specification here.

 

Accommodation

If you’re looking for a place to stay while you study then take a look at our Accommodation to get more information on your options, including our on-campus halls of residence Wrexham Village.

International

If you are applying as an European / International Student, and live outside of the UK, you should make your application through our online application system, Centurus.

For information about the university’s entry requirements for EU/international students, please visit our international section