Masters | Postgraduate Course - Health Psychology - Full-time MSc Course Details within University of Bath

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2019/20 Fees Home/EU £9,500 Overseas £18,500
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Health Psychology - Full-time MSc

Study Details

MSc 1 year full-time

Choose Bath for one of the only BPS-accredited courses to offer a 16-week placement as an integral part of its master's. You'll be based in an academic, public health or clinical setting and will work on a piece of real research, using your knowledge of health psychology theories, models and approaches to tackle a particular issue.

As well as gaining invaluable experience, you'll see first-hand how health psychology can be applied in diverse contexts and ways. For example, you might be using research to inform policy around health promotion or disease prevention; or helping a service to use evidence-based models and approaches to develop more effective health interventions.

Module details

Compulsory course units

Theme 1

You will study applied research methods, such as research design, qualitative and quantitative analysis, evaluation.

Theme 2

You will study issues relating to health psychology approaches. This includes contexts and perspectives in health psychology, physiological and psychosomatic disease process, measurement issues, professional issues.

Theme 3

You will study health psychology interventions and evaluation. This include client groups and stakeholders, health related behaviour and cognitions, interventions, health care professional settings.


Health psychology placement
Health psychology dissertation

Entry Requirements

You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology. The degree should be recognised by the British Psychological Society as providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC).

Student Destinations

Studying this course will set you up well for moving into a wide range of health-related posts, whether you choose to go on to work at a university, within government, the private sector or in a charity.

By studying a course with a professional accreditation, you could have the chance to get workplace experience, learn about new developments in the industry and apply for membership with the accrediting body. You may also be able to apply for jobs in the industry without having to do any more exams.