University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Health Psychology

This MSc programme in Health Psychology, which is accredited by the British Psychological Society, offers you the opportunity to expand on and apply your knowledge and skills to help solve some of the big health issues facing society today. This MSc programme aims to provide you with an understanding of theories and methods in this exciting field and the ability to apply them to play an active role in helping solve the health challenges that face our society. The common theme throughout this MSc is behaviour and behaviour change, with an emphasis on protective and risky health behaviours, behaviour in illness and disability, health professional behaviour, behaviour change interventions and stress.

Entry requirements

Applicants will usually need to possess a single or combined upper 2nd Class (or better) Honours degree in psychology recognised as graduate basis for chartered membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society. International students must also meet the English language requirements of the university.

Course modules

Compulsory courses: health behaviour and behaviour change; stress, personality and health; illness, disability and interactions with healthcare; health professional behaviour; research methods and practice for psychology; applied statistic; evidence-based health; health psychology research review; generic skills; health psychology research project.

Assessment methods

There are different types of assessment throughout the programme including formative assessment (in class presentations or online quizzes) and summative assessment (assignments, presentations, written/oral tests/examinations, research review and thesis).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Graduate School Secretary
Telephone number: 
01224 437096