City, University of London

City, University of London

Health Psychology / Psychology and Health

The course is for highly motivated students who have intellectual curiosity to learn about complex problems of health and healthcare and the ambition to conduct research that may lead to a solution to these problems. The programme is especially suited to students who want to go on to do doctoral studies - either a DPsych Health Psychology (for practitioner training) or a PhD (for research training).

The Health Psychology MSc course is also for those who have an undergraduate degree that is accredited by the British Psychological Society. If you are an international student and would like to undertake a Masters degree in this subject but do not have the BPS accreditation, we offer the MSc Psychology and Health as an alternative programme with identical modules.

Health psychology explores the psychological and behavioural processes that influence the development of illness, the promotion of health, and the delivery of healthcare through rigorous research that feeds into evidence-based practice.

Entry requirements

MSc Health Psychology:
A minimum of an upper second (2.1) Bachelor's degree in Psychology from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. A lower second-class (2.2) or equivalent degrees may be accepted if evidence of further study or relevant work experience is provided.

Applicants must have Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

MSc Psychology and Health:
A minimum of an upper second (2.1) Bachelor's degree from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Course modules

Core modules:
Theoretical foundations of health psychology (15 credits);
Behavioural medicine (15 credits);
Understanding and managing long-term conditions (15 credits);
Lifespan, gender & culture (15 credits);
Developing complex interventions (15 credits);
Professional and contextual Issues in health psychology (15 credits);
Introduction to research design & statistics (15 credits);
Advanced research design & statistics (15 credits); and
Dissertation (60 credits).

Assessment methods

Assessment is through a combination of coursework, examination and a significant piece of empirical research.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square Islington EC1V 0HB South East

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