University of Bedfordshire

University of Bedfordshire

Health Psychology

This course forms stage 1 of the training required to become a chartered psychologist and full member of the Division of Health Psychology (DHP) within the BPS; it also provides the 1st step towards becoming a Registered Health Psychologist with the Health Professions Council (HPC); the course comprises 8 compulsory taught units and a research project, which forms the basis of a thesis; the taught units are designed to cover the core curriculum for Master's degrees in health psychology, as stipulated by the DHP training committee (BPS); the core philosophy of the course revolves around using a scientist-practioner model to equip students with research and practical skills, all within the diverse cultural background that the Luton community provides; students completing the course have a theoretical background in health psychology and a number of practical skills required for working in the field.

Entry requirements

At least a 2nd Class Honours degree in psychology. Applicants must provide evidence of the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Course modules

Areas of study you may cover on this course include: health psychology in applied contexts; lifestyle and individual differences; public health; effects of health interventions in areas such as health promotion, chronic stress, eating disorders and addiction; advanced research methods for health psychologists; stress, coping and chronic disease; mechanisms of health and disease; professional skills for health psychologists (including communication skills).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 11,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 11,000 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Luton Campus Luton LU1 3JU South East

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