Apply by:
20 August 2024
To start:
3 September 2024
  • 180 credits
  • Complete in as little as 14 months
  • £7,200 total fees
  • BPS-accredited

Choose Wolverhampton

  1. Accredited by The British Psychological Society (BPS)
  2. 85% of research ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally important’ (latest REF)
  3. Over 150 industry partners
  4. Option to pay per module
  5. Alumni discount available
  6. Ranked No. 1 in the UK university for Teaching First Generation students

Reinvent your career

An online master’s for individuals who may not have a background in mental health.

The 100% online MSc Psychology of Mental Health and Wellbeing has been designed for individuals who are looking to launch a career in (or related to) mental health and psychological wellbeing and who may not be from a mental health background.

The psychology master’s course empowers you to innovatively and creatively apply the specialist knowledge and skills that you will learn to address current issues in psychology and mental health. It is rooted in a positive approach to mental wellbeing and an awareness of cultural factors affecting mental health. The course has been fully accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), an accreditation which is a key marker of quality for employers and is a launchpad to becoming a Chartered Psychologist after graduation.

Interactive and supportive student experience

A rich learning experience based on collaboration and proactive student support.

Throughout your studies on the online MSc Psychology of Mental Health and Wellbeing, you will be part of a vibrant online community of tutors and fellow postgraduate students, interacting continuously via discussion boards and forums. You will collaborate with peers from across the world in group activities, learning from the diverse insights of others to further your own professional development and making potentially important additions to your global network.

You will be proactively supported throughout your studies by a dedicated Student Success Coordinator, who will help you with a range of elements of the study process, including onboarding, module selection and registration, scheduling key dates, amongst many others.

Because this psychology master’s is delivered entirely online, it can be studied from anywhere in the UK and anywhere in the world. It can be completed entirely from home or at any other location of your choosing, on a wide range of desktop and mobile devices.

You can access the course content at the times that work for you, on demand, and therefore fit your studies around work and family. This is key because it enables you to continue to earn in a current role and means that you don’t need to put your life on hold in order to study.

You have the option to study part-time and complete your degree in 24 months, or full-time and complete your degree in 14 months. With six start dates a year, you’re not restricted to the traditional academic year and can begin your postgraduate study within weeks.

What you will learn

Studying this online postgraduate course, you will develop the specialist knowledge and professional skills of mental health practitioners, exploring relevant case studies across key areas including clinical psychology, counselling psychology and mental health online. You will also gain a comprehensive knowledge base in other psychological disciplines, relating to historical and contemporary approaches to understanding a wide range of human behaviour.

Knowledge and skills taught include:

  • Clinical and counselling psychology
  • Mental health online
  • Social psychology
  • Developmental psychology
  • Psychology of learning
  • Personality and individual differences
  • Psychology of social interaction
  • Cyberpsychology
  • Psychology of everyday life
  • Research methods and statistics

Teaching and research excellence

A psychology department with an innovative and research-led culture and philosophy.

The unique culture that our Department of Psychology has engendered is built around innovation, creative thinking and rigorous, impactful research – with every individual and idea encouraged and valued. This has contributed to our research credentials, with 85% of research recognised as ‘world-leading’ or of ‘international importance’.

Through partnerships with business, hospitals, government, prisons and charities, our highly skilled academic team has created a learning economy that has fed into and shaped both our culture and our online psychology courses.

Entry requirements for home and international students

You should normally have, or be about to complete:

  • A recognised undergraduate or postgraduate degree (or equivalent qualification) from an accredited college, institution, or university, equivalent to or higher than a UK bachelor’s degree with honours.


Total fees: £7,200
Per 15-credit module fee: £600

If you are based in the UK, you may be eligible for a government postgraduate loan to cover the full costs of the course. You will need to self-fund your first module/s to enrol.

University of Wolverhampton alumni discount: If you have successfully completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you are eligible for a 10% tuition fees reduction.


BPS Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)
No. 1 Ranked in the UK For Teaching first generation students
85% of research 'world-leading' or 'internationally important' (latest REF)
Industry partners have helped develop our courses
22,000 A university of 22,000 students