University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Clinical and Health Psychology

This programme is designed for students considering a career in clinical or health psychology; students gain a thorough grounding in: Current theoretical understanding of the psychology of physical and mental health problems; principles and evidence-base of psychological interventions to change behaviour and cognition at the individual, group and population level; role of psychologists within healthcare settings such as the NHS and how the science of psychology is applied in clinical practice; in parallel, students gain advanced training in methodology and analysis techniques used within clinical and health psychology research.

Entry requirements

We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) or overseas equivalent in psychology. A degree in which psychology forms a major component may be acceptable. Each case will be judged on an individual basis.

In addition to the standard supporting documents (two academic references and detailed academic transcripts), all applicants must also:
Outline an idea for an original research project. This should be within the topic of clinical or health psychology and should not, to your knowledge, have been previously conducted. This need not be a project that you would undertake within an MSc, but is intended to demonstrate your ability to identify a research question and appropriate methodology. The research proposal is an important part of your application. When evaluating your research proposal, we pay particular attention to whether you have posed a sensible research question and whether the methods you have selected to address that research question are appropriate (max word count 250).
List any relevant work or research experience you have had (max word count 50).
Students who have not studied in a predominantly English-speaking country are required to hold IELTS 7.0, including 7.0 in the written section, or TOEFL 100, including 25 in the written section.

Course modules

Modules include: Research methods i: conducting applied research; Dissertation; Clinical and health psychology in action; facilitating change; research methods ii: design and analysis; mind and body; Health and society.

Sponsorship information

CPD funding is available for pharmacists employed by North West England NHS trusts through an NHS Health Education West Service Level Agreement.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 20,000 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 20,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

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Key information

Contact: 
School of Psychological Sciences
Telephone number: 
+44 (0)161 275 2585