Bristol, University of the West of England

Bristol, University of the West of England

Health Psychology

Health psychologists can be involved in a range of activities within the National Health Service (NHS), ranging from providing psychological assessment and support in acute care situations to developments in the provision and management of psychological care and rehabilitation of people with chronic illnesses. Employment opportunities are available in the NHS and industry as well as in academic settings such as teaching and research. The programme provides stage 1 training towards achieving Practitioner Health Psychology status. In addition to coverage of the British Psychological Society (BPS) core curriculum, the course has a particular emphasis on the acquisition of transferable practical and professional skills.

Entry requirements

Honours degree (minimum 2.1) in psychology with Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) at the British Psychological Society (BPS). Non-graduates with appropriate experience in health psychology are also welcome to apply.

Course modules

Modules include: applications in health psychology; biomedicine; qualitative and quantitative methods in health psychology; stress and coping; health and illness cognitions; lifespan perspectives on health; professional skills in health psychology; introduction to interventions in health psychology; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Combination of poster and seminar presentations, essays, exams, article and model critiques, reflective journals and a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,750 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,516 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,516 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,516 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,516 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Frenchay Campus Bristol BS16 1QY South West

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Key information

Contact: 
Admissions Office
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+44 (0)117 32 83333