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Mental Health and Resilience - BA Hons Degree - Topup


This Topup programme which leads to a full honours degree, is designed to build on the knowledge acquired and skills developed on the Foundation Degree course.

As well as giving students the opportunity to research an area of mental health and resilience of particular interest to them in the dissertation module, the course also contextualises mental health globally and, amongst other issues, looks at how mental health services are managed and how to managed the risks inherent in the mental health sector.

  • Course code SM1HE118
  • UCAS code L528
  • Duration 1 Year
  • Day/s of week Monday
  • Time 09:15 - 16:45

Next course dates

Start date Location Duration
09 Sep 2024
University Centre
1 Year
  • 86,694 Annual job openings in the North West
  • £25,650 Average annual salary
  • Well-resourced onsite training equipment

What Uni Reviews

Really enjoyed my time at uni, the tutors have unconditional support for all students. *****
Jessica Halliwell
Amazing course. Learnt so much, tutors are fantastic. *****
Kelly Broadbent
Tutors and HELMs are fantastic! *****
Bethany Daniels

Where can this subject lead?

Career progression

This degree intends to support the development of key skills and attributes that will enhance your professional practice in non-medical mental health roles such as community mental health services, emotional wellbeing and pastoral roles in schools, and dual support services.



Key information

Entry Requirements

This Topup programme is designed for students who have successfully completed our foundation degree in Mental Health and Resilience and is a pre-requisite of acceptance onto the course.

Qualification obtained

BA (Hons) Mental Health and Resilience

Fees and funding

Please click here to find out more about tuition fees for this course.

Extra costs and equipment

The enhanced DBS certificate gained on the Foundation Degree must be renewed prior to progressing onto the BA (Hons) Degree. Obtaining an enhanced DBS certificate is mandatory and remains the responsibility of the student to apply and pay for this. 

No special equipment is required as a full range of IT is available within the Learning Resource Centre for enrolled students. Students may wish to purchase a computer (desktop or laptop) as all assessments are submitted electronically and the relevant software can be provided by the College free of charge. 

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: Lancaster University

Regulatory Body: Office for Students (OfS)

Terms and conditions

Read our full terms and conditions for more information.

What will I learn?

Industry placement, field trips and guest speakers

Many of the degree programmes at B&FC incorporate opportunities for work placements to provide you with the opportunity to link your studies to relevant professional practice in a real work environment. Our programme teams are able to offer support in securing an appropriate work placement where it forms part of your programme, and will work closely with you during the placement to ensure that the opportunity allows you to develop personally, professionally and academically.

  • Modules at level 6

    Module title Code Credits Optional
    Global Influences on Mental Health SM6MD074 20 No
    Policy Interventions and Practice SM6MD075 20 No
    Leadership and Strategic Management of Services SM6MD076 20 No
    Risk Management SM6MD105 20 No
    Dissertation SM6MD106 40 No

Study Support - at a glance

  • Higher Education Learning Mentors (HELMs)
  • One-to-one and group study support sessions
  • Pre-degree preparation workshops
  • IT Support

Programme Specification

Download our Programme Specification for this course.

Student case study - Heidi Bahra

Why did you decide to study this qualification?
I chose this course because I want to work in substance abuse, supporting adults with addiction. I already work in the sector and this will enable me to progress my career and make the difference I really want to see in people's lives.

Why did you choose B&FC?
I chose B&FC as I had heard lots of good things about studying here and positive feedback.

What have been the benefits of studying here?
Socialising and meeting new people, having some much-needed time to myself and achieving my goals.

How will I learn?

Scheduled Learning

Scheduled time relates to the time you spend in directed study with the guidance and support of our academic tutors. Scheduled learning can take a variety of forms and will vary from one course to the next, but may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision, demonstrations, studio or workshop time, fieldwork and external visits.

Independent Study

Higher education courses rely on students undertaking work outside of formal, scheduled sessions and this is generally categorised as independent study. Independent study might include preparation for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading or practice, completion of assessment tasks and revision.

Expert tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver.

The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Learning Methods

Learning Method Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
Scheduled 0 0 254
Independent 0 0 636
Placement 0 0 310
Total 0 0 1200
Ready to take the next step? Navigate to the top of the page and click Apply Now to continue your degree-level journey.

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How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

Assessment Method Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
Coursework 0% 0% 87%
Exam 0% 0% 0%
Practical 0% 0% 6%