MSc Health Psychology

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    MSc 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Course Description

With this MSc Health Psychology degree you’ll build on your health psychology knowledge to understand health and health behaviours more fully, help patients better manage their long-term illness or recovery and help healthcare professionals improve their provision.

You’ll gain a thorough grounding in the main areas of health psychology: practice, theory and research. You’ll learn how biological, emotional and social factors and the environment can affect physical wellbeing, and how to prevent this. You’ll also learn how a person living with a chronic conditions is affected by it, how they manage of it and you’ll develop the skills and knowledge to support them.

Recognising the value of work experience, a placement is a central part of the course. We expect students to complete 100 hours of work placement activity and will support students to identify suitable opportunities.

Entry Requirements

Qualifications or experience

  • Applicants should normally have or expect to obtain at least an upper second class honours degree in Psychology or closely related subject that is recognised by The British Psychological Society as conferring Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC).

English language requirements

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 (or equivalent) with no component score below 6.0.

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Programme Funding

If you meet our criteria, you could get a £3000 tuition fees discount – visit website for details

Student Destinations

This MSc in Health Psychology provides the Stage 1 training for you to practise as a health psychologist. Upon successful completion of the course, you’ll be able to apply for Stage 2.

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Graduates of this course have gone onto roles such as:

  • Health Psychologist trainee
  • Research Assistant

Others have continued into doctoral study.

Module Details

All modules on this MSc Health Psychology are core.

  • Applied Health Psychology and Placement – 30 credits
  • Health Psychology Research Project – 60 credits
  • Applied Psychological Research Methods – 30 credits
  • Psychobiological Aspects of Health – 30 credits
  • Theories and Intervention Approaches in Health Psychology – 30 credits

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