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Stress, Coping and Wellbeing at Work

Our Stress, Coping and Wellbeing at Work short course has been developed in response to increased concern around work-related stress and wellbeing and the need to improve understanding of the psychological processes, impact and interventions linked to tackling this growing concern.

The aim of this course is to develop a critical understanding of psychological models of stress at work and workplace wellbeing and to examine the implementation and effectiveness of interventions at an individual, organisational and systemic level.

Upon completion of the course, you should be able to show an in-depth knowledge of the underpinning psychological mechanisms involved in our stress and coping responses within workplace settings. Through your studies, you will develop a critical understanding of the application and effectiveness of different psychological interventions.

You will also learn how to critically appraise contemporary theories and evidence relating to stress, coping and workplace wellbeing. You will also learn how to present your work appropriately within the relevant ethical and professional frameworks, and with a secure understanding of the requirements of critical and reflective thinking.

Who Should Take This Course?

This professionally focused course nurtures the development of applied research expertise, practical knowledge and skills applicable to a range of practitioners.

Teaching Methods

You will have the chance to build your knowledge and confidence in a structured and coherent manner, working closely with the programme team.

In addition, the course will reflect contemporary transdisciplinary practices that seek to create a stimulating and innovative community of learning.

Teaching, assessment and learner support will encourage creativity in a dynamic environment and collaborative culture.

You will have opportunities to gain experience by interacting with others during the sessions, which will provide learning activities to develop you as an inquiring, expert and confident practitioner.

There will be opportunities for formal appointments with your Academic Support Tutor where any issues can be raised, and informal one-to-ones to discuss your progress, if required. You will also have access to the library, learning resources centre, online resources and Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). There will be a session to make sure that you are supported in understanding and meeting the assessment requirements.


Assessments will be evidence-informed and will embrace pedagogic research and practice.