Learn how to transform policy and practice in mental health and wellbeing in education.
Taught by researchers actively contributing to the areas you'll study, this course is designed to give you an in-depth understanding of the psychology and neuroscience of mental health and wellbeing in the context of education.
By the time you finish, you'll be ready to take on transformative consultancy and advocacy roles in mental health and wellbeing in education.
We were ranked in the top 10 by Times Higher Education for the proportion of our Education research designated 'world-leading' in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.
You'll develop a solid understanding of key principles in psychology and neuroscience underlying mental health and wellbeing, and study the latest research on these topics in both areas. You'll also consult relevant educational policy and explore applied approaches to improving mental health and wellbeing in schools.
In the Spring term you'll choose an option module, giving you the opportunity to explore a topic that really interests you.
You'll study four core modules.
You'll also choose two option modules from a list including:
Our modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.
Our course structures are changing in September 2023. Find out more about how this course may be affected.
In the Summer Term and summer vacation you'll focus on an independent research project, leading to a 12,000-word dissertation.
You'll identify a research question and construct an empirical investigation to address it.
This is your chance to put the knowledge you've gained to work and explore a topic that you feel really passionate about.
Every course at York is built on a distinctive set of learning outcomes. These will give you a clear understanding of what you will be able to accomplish at the end of the course and help you explain what you can offer employers. Our academics identify the knowledge, skills, and experiences you'll need upon graduation and then design the course to get you there.
|Study mode||UK (home)||International and EU|
|Full-time (1 year)||£8,440||£18,700|
Students on a Student Visa (formerly Tier 4 Visa) are not currently permitted to study part-time at York.
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We'll confirm more funding opportunities for students joining us in 2021/22 throughout the year.
If you've successfully completed an undergraduate degree at York you could be eligible for a 10% Masters fee discount.
You can use our living costs guide to help plan your budget. It covers additional costs that are not included in your tuition fee such as expenses for accommodation and study materials.
You’ll work with world‐leading academics who’ll challenge you to think independently and excel in all that you do. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace.
We've made some changes to the way our courses are delivered to minimise potential disruption from the ongoing global pandemic.
You'll be taught through a combination of formal lectures, seminars, practical exercises and workshops.
You'll spend time working on your own, reading assigned texts and researching supporting materials, as well as working with others in seminars to discuss and present your work.
There will also be opportunities to attend talks from guest speakers on a wide variety of topics in education.
A member of teaching staff will act as your supervisor throughout the degree to help guide your studies and monitor your progress.
Our beautiful green campus offers a student-friendly setting in which to live and study, within easy reach of the action in the city centre. It's easy to get around campus - everything is within walking or pedalling distance, or you can always use the fast and frequent bus service.
We use a number of assessment types including:
Throughout your course you'll complete assignments and exercises which don't count towards your final grade. The marks and feedback you receive for these will help you understand your strengths and identify areas for improvement.
This course will provide you with a sought-after set of skills that meet a call for better mental health and wellbeing provisions for young people. By the time you graduate, you'll be ready to assess and positively transform health and wellbeing provisions in schools and other educational settings. Hands-on, practical exercises throughout will prepare you for a career in mental health and wellbeing policy analysis and improvement as well as development and evaluation of wellbeing strategies and programmes in education and related sectors.
|Undergraduate degree||2:1 in Psychology, Psychology in Education, Education, Social Work, Child and Family studies or a related subject. You will need to demonstrate a sufficient understanding of undergraduate level psychology.|
|Other international qualifications||Equivalent qualifications from your country|
If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:
|IELTS||6.5, minimum 6.5 in Writing and 6.0 in all other components|
|C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency||176, minimum 176 in Writing and 169 in all other components|
|Duolingo||110, minimum 110 in production and 100 in all other components|
|PTE Academic||61, minimum 61 in Writing and 55 in all other components|
|TOEFL||87, minimum 23 in Writing and 21 in all other components|
|Trinity ISE III||Merit in all components|
For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.
You may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language courses. These courses will provide you with the level of English needed to meet the conditions of your offer.
The length of course you need to take depends on your current English language test scores and how much you need to improve to reach our English language requirements.
After you've accepted your offer to study at York, we'll confirm which pre-sessional course you should apply to via You@York.
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