Bournemouth University

Health Psychology

This course is designed to give you an advanced knowledge and understanding of Health Psychology theory and practice, and of the application of health psychology across all aspects of health, illness and disability. On our MSc, you will undertake a work placement as part of the course. We are well-placed to offer a variety of placements, having good links with external placement providers such as NHS Trusts and clinicians, schools, and public health domains, and we also offer the opportunity for our students to gain experience as research assistants, working on academically led research. Uniquely, we offer expertise in the area of stress and resilience across the lifespan. This child health psychology focus is not currently offered on any other MSc in the UK. The course also provides a sound, broad training in health and psychology-related skills suitable for entering a number of professional avenues across academic, healthcare, and public health settings. You could alternatively consider a career in research, including research psychologist positions, or PhD or Doctoral level study and postdoctoral research in health psychology, or in a variety of medical settings. An application for accreditation for this course has been submitted to The British Psychological Society (BPS) and we expect to be able to provide an update on this application in spring 2019.

Entry requirements

MSc: A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:1 accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). Equivalent undergraduate training or work experience may be acceptable for students with a Psychology degree taken outside of the UK.

Course modules

Stress and developmental influences on health and illness; Health-related cognitions, behaviours and beliefs; Experience of chronic illness and delivery of healthcare; Advanced research methods; Advanced statistics; Key transferable skills - presentation and scientific writing; Research project; placement. As part of this course, you will be required to complete the equivalent of at least one week of full-time work experience (35 hours) in a health psychology related context. Your placement experience could vary depending on the context of the placement but will include practical observation and experience in research or professional practice in an academic, clinical or public health setting. There will be dedicated seminars to prepare you, and you will receive full support throughout your work placement.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 6,250 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 6,250 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 6,250 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 6,250 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 14,000 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 6,250 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 6,250 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 6,250 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 6,250 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 6,250 per Whole course (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 14,000 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 6,250 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 6,250 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 6,250 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site BH12 5BB South West

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