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Psychology Wellbeing

Completion of the course will lead to a number of career opportunities worldwide, including research, teaching and those within the caring professions. It also facilitates career development and progression. Other students might use the course as a stepping-stone to specialised PhD study.

Key Facts



MSc (Hons) Psychology Wellbeing


Degree Duration

Two Terms :6 months Pre-Master's + 1 year degree


Pathways Available



Start Dates

September 2023

Degree Overview

A rapidly expanding field worldwide, Psychological Well-being evaluates the factors that characterise and influence mental health and wellbeing, nurturing your understanding of the cultural, social and economic contexts in which they develop.

​The psychological well-being course is taught by a range of experienced psychologists with a diverse background, including not only psychological well-being, but also areas such as clinical psychology, counselling, and mental health. The teaching team includes academic psychologists as well as those with practitioner experience. Staff in the Division of Psychology are currently undertaking research related to psychological well-being and mental health. Teaching facilities include dedicated laboratory and practical work areas, an observation suite and a vision research laboratory.

Completion of the course will lead to a number of career opportunities worldwide, including research, teaching, and those within the caring professions. It also facilitates career development and progression. Other students might use the course as a stepping stone to specialised PhD study.

Although the course does not culminate in a qualification in Clinical Psychology, its content will be highly relevant to those applying for training in this area, or within related fields such as psychotherapy, counselling or coaching.

  • Develop your practical and professional skills through short inter-professional education (IPE) events involving interactions with clients and health and social care professionals.
  • Develop an awareness of the range of contemporary and traditional therapeutic approaches that may be employed in the treatment and prevention of mental health problems.
  • Extensive investment in our dedicated psychology teaching facilities allows you to put theory into practice.
  • Benefit from inter-professional learning and develop a range of transferable skills, alongside individuals from a range of backgrounds and sectors.
  • Flexible study opportunities – in addition to full-time, you can also study by distance learning, allowing professional development alongside work.

Why Study this Degree

All on-campus students are provided with the opportunity to attend and participate in two short one-day inter-professional education (IPE) events within clinical and community contexts within Leicester and/or Leicestershire.

We were among the first universities to offer training in this area at master’s level.

Develop a critical understanding of the psychological theory and research that underpin the study of mental health and wellbeing.

Your Pathways


The Pre Masters Program will prepare you for the UK, EU or US study system, giving you the confidence and skills that you’ll need to go further in your studies. Depending on your academic qualification and English language level and chosen programme, you can study the IIM over one or two terms.

What’s the difference between the one or two terms?
One Term Two Terms
3 months of study Six months of study
Additional academic English and subject-related support

Learn more about Pre-Master’s

De Montfort University

Leicester-based DMU brings the highest standards in
education to an inclusive, international curriculum with
over 170 accredited courses.

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a diverse university boasting of the highest standards in academics, extracurricular activities, sport, study abroad programmes and great career paths.

In 2021, DMU was named the best university in the UK for our careers and employability service, at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards.

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