Description

If you want to build on your health psychology knowledge to more fully understand health and health behaviours; to better help patients better manage their long-term illness or recovery; or to help healthcare professionals improve their provision – then our MSc Health Psychology course is for you.

On this course, you’ll get a thorough grounding in the main areas (practice, theory and research) of health psychology. You’ll learn how mental, emotional and social factors can affect physical wellbeing, and how to prevent them doing so. You’ll also learn how a patient’s mental and emotional state is affected by an illness and their recovery from it – and develop the skills and knowledge to support them.

We recognise the value of work experience and so a work experience placement is a central part of the course. We expect students to complete 100 hours of work placement activity and will support students in identifying suitable opportunities.

And if you’d rather dive straight into your career once you graduate, you’ll also be ready for work in areas such as commercial research, smoking cessation, health promotion and chronic illness management.

Study Details:

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

Module Details:

You’ll study units worth 180 credits, including:

  • Health Research Methods, Measurement and Analysis (30 credits)
  • Psychobiological Aspects of Health (30 credits)
  • Theories and Intervention Approaches in Health Psychology (30 credits)
  • Applied Health and Placement (30 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)

Fees

(2020 start) UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students Full time – £9,000 Part time – £3,000 (year 1) Part time – £6,000 (year 2) (subject to annual increase) International students Full time – £16,400 Part time – £5,470 (year 1) Part time – £10,930 (year 2) (subject to annual increase)

Entry Requirements

A good honours degree in Psychology that is recognised by The British Psychological Society as conferring Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC). All offers are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 7.0 with no component score below 6.0.

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