University of Surrey
This programme will equip you with a sound knowledge of theories and practical issues relevant to health psychology. You will consider the psychological and physiological responses of the individual to ill health, as well as the social and community contexts of health-related behaviours and healthcare systems. The programme will equip you with a sound knowledge of theories and practical issues relevant to health psychology, in addition to a solid understanding of quantitative and qualitative approaches to research. The programme, which is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), provides the academic component (Stage One) on the route towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.
Example module listing: Conducting health psychology research; chronic conditions; psychological aspects of health care; maintaining health throughout the lifespan; dissertation; qualitative research methods; quantitative research methods; preparation for academic research in psychology; aspects of experimental psychology; crafting research: linking theory and methods; ergonomics and human factors; inquiry and design; psychological neuroscience: psychophysics and fMRI; cognitive behavioural therapy for health psychology; psychology of sustainable development.
Assessment methods include a dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2018||-||12 Months|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2018||-||24 Months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Main Site||GU2 7XH||South East|
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