University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Psychological Approaches to Health

This programme is an ideal next step for those who possess a 1st degree in psychology and want to obtain a focused postgraduate qualification with the eventual aim of working in a clinical/mental health setting, pursuing a clinical or research doctorate or working in academia; the course combines the application of psychological theory and research to the delivery of healthcare; different micro level psychological approaches to health address issues for the individual, group and healthcare delivery system; however, at a more macro level the interactions of different professional groups, new technologies and the effect of multidisciplinary team work are considered; in each area covered in the programme there is a focus on theory, research, practice and policy.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree or above (or international equivalent) in psychology or a related discipline containing a substantial amount of psychology and research methods training.

Course modules

Taught modules: Advanced research methods; systematic research review; introduction to psychological approaches to health; understanding, predicting and changing health behaviours; theory and interventions in health psychology; health psychology at Leeds; psychology of patient safety; food and health. Research modules: Research project.

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

School of Psychology
Telephone number: 
0113 343 5721