MSc Behaviour Change and Health

  • DeadlineStudy Details: MSc One year full-time Part-time pathway typically over 2 years

Course Description

This innovative course brings together the fields of behaviour change and health, opening up a multitude of career options where you can apply your knowledge and skills to help promote health, modify behaviour and engender real change.

Designed to integrate with current public health policy, this Master’s gives you a firm understanding of the systematic application of behaviour change theory and methods to design, implement and evaluate interventions that are impactful on health. It offers invaluable opportunities to further your career prospects through placement and research project units including developing your practical skills and links with NHS organisations, researchers and clinicians in high-interest areas such as obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, old age, stroke and cancer. Your behaviour change skills are also developed through placement opportunities in our community clinic, which supports local community special populations, using physical activity to improve function.

Entry Requirements

The normal entry requirements for postgraduate degrees are a good Honours degree in an appropriate subject from a recognised university: 2:2 for taught degrees; 2.1 for Master’s by research. We may also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications and those with substantial, related work experience.

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Student Destinations

This MSc is affiliated to the Research Centre for Health, Wellbeing and Behaviour Change within the Institute for Sport and Physical Activity Research (ISPAR), and the Bedfordshire hub of the Policy Research Unit (PRU) in Behavioural and Social Science, both led by Professor Angel Chater. Students will be supported to secure placement and research opportunities in areas that match their career aspirations. Graduates will be equipped to work in a variety of settings with career prospects in public health; the NHS; governmental departments; the charity sector; sport, physical activity, fitness and health industries; education; and academic research.

You may also choose to continue to further research-based study with an MSc by research or MPhil/PhD.

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