6 reasons to study an online MSc Global Mental Health and Wellbeing


12th Jun 2024




The topic of mental health has become more prevalent in recent years. It plays a major role in the global workplace and highlights the importance of health and wellbeing for employees.

At the University of Essex Online, we offer a Masters degree in Global Mental Health and Wellbeing, allowing those who currently work within health and social care or human resources to widen their knowledge and explore different perspectives. Read on to delve into the different benefits of studying our 100% online, part-time MSc Global Mental Health and Wellbeing.


Develop subject-specific knowledge

Throughout your studies, you’ll have the opportunity to explore a range of thought-provoking topics. These include the challenges associated with mental health on a global scale; the principles and methods of epidemiology; how to analyse statistical outcomes in research; mental health over the life course; and considering psychological stressors from infancy to old age.


Tailored learning to suit your interests

Whether you want to take a more clinical or holistic pathway, or a combination of both – with our range of optional modules, you can tailor your learning to your interests making it well suited for your future. Some of the optional options include Advance Practice in Healthcare and Specialist Topics in Mental Health.


Advance in your career

During the course, you’ll gain the necessary skills required for your future workplace to progress on the career ladder. The knowledge gained can be applied anywhere in the world to tackle a range of mental health problems with confidence. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to network and gain knowledge from classmates from around the globe.


Broaden your thinking

As you expand your knowledge of mental health, you’ll develop a better understanding of others and learn how to better handle certain situations. Aside from at work, you’ll be able to identify and manage life’s many challenges early on and in a positive way. You’ll form a stronger bond with others and make a meaningful impact on the community.


Gain transferable skills

As you progress in your studies, you’ll be assessed through various methods such as peer presentations, discussion forums and written essays. This helps to strengthen your communication skills and each module also incorporates critical thinking. These essential skills will sharpen your CV and prepare you for a successful career.


Increase your career options

Upon completion of this course, you’ll be ready to take on various professional roles across different sectors. This degree can help to boost your opportunities and with further training, you could also become a Specialist Nurse, Health Service Manager or Specialist Mental Health Practitioner.


Why choose Essex Online?

With over 15 years of experience delivering 100% online, part-time degrees, we are proud to have helped students from over 140 countries benefit from world-class teaching.

If you still need a reason to join us, here are some of the benefits:

  • certification from the University of Essex, a top 30 UK university (CUG 2025)
  • study online and graduate on campus at the University of Essex
  • receive dedicated student support from day one


Can’t commit to a full degree right now? We also offer shorter courses at a PG Cert and PG Dip level. To find out more, download a prospectus. If you have any questions, get in touch with our friendly Admissions team.