Online Microcredential in Psychology & Mental Health

The Psychology of Wellbeing

Gain a psychological understanding of emotions and behaviour and develop the techniques to improve mental health and wellbeing.

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University of AberdeenUniversity of Aberdeen

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Learn how to improve your psychological wellbeing

How can we improve our happiness and increase our life satisfaction? 

This online stackable microcredential will help you gain a firm understanding of psychological wellbeing and what we can do to improve our mental health and those around us. 

You’ll start by discovering what is meant by wellbeing as you develop a psychological understanding of our emotions, behaviour, and mental health.

Guided by experts from the School of Psychology at the University of Aberdeen, you’ll gain key insights and practical techniques to use in your personal or professional context.

Delve into psychological theory

You’ll explore the wider factors, both systemic and cultural, that contribute to wellbeing in society. 

Next, you’ll unpack the psychological theory and research that can improve the lives of individuals, communities, and societies. 

Gain an understanding of psychological science

You’ll then investigate what psychological science tells us about improving individual wellbeing. 

As you learn how to apply this research to your own life, you’ll understand how to overcome the barriers in implementing wellbeing improvement strategies. 

Discover insights into clinical psychology with the University of Aberdeen

Throughout the microcredential, you’ll learn from practising clinical psychologists who will take you through key topics. This includes emotions, brain biases, building new habits, and changing behaviour.

Using the University of Aberdeen’s extensive online learning environment, you’ll have access to all your interactive learning materials to advance your career at your own pace.

How will the skills I learn help in my career?

This microcredential has been carefully designed to help you take your first steps in pursuing a career in psychology.

You’ll also gain transferable skills to help you improve your own wellbeing and those around you – whether that’s in the workplace or your wider community.

Will I receive university credits?

Yes, you’ll receive 15 university credits at master’s level. You can use these credits towards the University of Aberdeen’s accredited MSc in Psychological Studies.

How will I be assessed?

You’ll be assessed entirely online through multiple choice tests. These tests will help you cement your knowledge of the main topics covered on the microcredential. 

Are you eligible for this microcredential?

There are no entry requirements for this microcredential however, the course is delivered at master’s level and so we recommend you have at least:

  • a 2:2 (second-class) undergraduate degree
  • or relevant experience that supports this level of study.

We recommend that non-native English speakers have a minimum of a 6.5 IELTS score, or equivalent.

Is this microcredential right for you?

This microcredential is designed for anyone interested in improving mental health and wellbeing.

It will be particularly useful for those who want to start a career in psychology or those working in a community setting.


What happens before, during, and after your microcredential

  • Course

    The Psychology of Wellbeing

    Gain a psychological understanding of emotions and behaviour and develop the techniques to improve mental health and wellbeing.

    10 weeks

World-class learning with University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen is the 3rd oldest Scottish and 5th oldest UK University. With 14500 students from 120 countries, it is a world leader in medical research, energy, environment, law and business.


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