BSc (Hons) Mental Health and Wellbeing

BSc Mental Health and Wellbeing aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to identify, understand and respond creatively to the various factors that influence mental health and wellbeing. This will enable students to pursue careers supporting individuals, their communities, organisations, and society to maintain and promote mental health and wellbeing.

Students will examine biological, psychological, social, cultural and environmental factors that influence mental health and wellbeing throughout individual lives. Similarly, students will develop an understanding between clinical, non-clinical and individuals' perspectives. Students will also explore the services across public, private and third sectors working to improve, maintain and promote mental health and wellbeing. Throughout the programme, students will develop and hone skills that are essential to effective mental health and wellbeing practice. With ethical practice at its core, this degree is structured to provide students with the knowledge and skills essential for working in diverse range of mental health and wellbeing services and making positive differences to the lives of individuals and their communities.  

Throughout the duration of this programme many different aspects of mental health and wellbeing will be covered, some key topics are:

  • Examine the key theoretical concepts, policies and legislation underlying mental health and wellbeing, to critically evaluate their application in professional practice
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive and in depth understanding of the opportunities within the professional discipline and develop the key skills, responsibilities and professional standards required of a career in this field
  • Use current and relevant evidence to critically analyse contemporary political, economic, social, technological, legal, cultural and environmental factors and issues affecting mental health and wellbeing on an individual, community and societal level
  • Demonstrate an informed understanding of reflection by applying relevant and appropriate approaches to critically reflect upon personal and professional values, competence and ethics
  • Critically analyse appropriate and relevant evidence to demonstrate an informed understanding of the different and varying perspectives and approaches to mental health and wellbeing across diverse groups and cultures
  • Apply appropriate risk assessment frameworks, to demonstrate a comprehensive, evidence-based understanding of the maintenance and promotion of safe working practices in the field of mental health and wellbeing.


Foundation Level

Research Skills
Professional Skills
Data Skills
Communication Skills

Year 1

Academic and Professional Skills
Mental Health and Wellbeing in Context
Mental Health, Wellbeing and the Individual
Positive Psychology and Resilience

Year 2

Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Adult Mental Health
Mental Health in the Workplace
Skills and Interventions of the Mental Health Practitioner

Year 3

Undergraduate Project (Health and Social Contexts)
Mental Health and the Media
Global Perspectives of Mental Health and Wellbeing
Community Health and Wellbeing in Practice

Entry Criteria

Standard Entry Requirements

A typical offer would be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC / 112 UCAS Points.

Foundation Year Entry Requirements

The standard entry requirements for an Integrated Foundation Year are DEE at A level or MPP at BTEC / 64 UCAS Points.

UCAS Codes

3 years: LMHW
4 years: MHFY
Institute Code: N45

English Language Requirements

All students applying with International or EU qualifications must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our English Language Requirements.

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on our assessment of your overall suitability for the programme. We treat everyone as an individual, which means we will look at your whole application, including any relevant work experience and personal circumstances, as well as your educational qualifications.


This award is available as a three-year degree programme or a four-year extended degree programme.


University of Northampton London
6th Floor, Import Building
2 Clove Crescent
London, E14 2EB

Fees and Funding

UK Full-time fee: £9,250 per annum.

Please visit our Funding and Student Finance page for more information.


This programme is assessed via a number of methods including individual management reports, presentations, examinations, group work, boardroom simulations and portfolio writing.


Our scheduling of lectures and tutorials optimise the chance of meaningful part-time work. A part-time job in the right sector can help hone your understanding of business and help develop the graduate skills employers want to see upon graduation.

Throughout the programme, students will build upon their employability skills. As part of self-development enhancement as learners and professionals, students will have to analyse and critically reflect on given scenarios throughout a variety of contexts. This will allow students to analyse different approaches necessary for working and communicating effectively, creating successful professional relationships and actively engage through the provision of meaningful contributions.

Graduate employment opportunities that might be available to graduates of the programme could include:

  • NHS Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services
  • NHS Every Mind Matters
  • Care Home Manager
  • Community development worker
  • Healthcare Manager
  • Assistant practitioner e.g. Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
  • Primary Care Graduate Mental Health Worker
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Community Development Worker
  • Education Welfare Officer
  • Medical Sales Representative
  • Progression to PG Study to access further careers: e.g. Nursing, Public Health, Social Work, Teaching.

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