Health Psychology, M.Sc.

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  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    18090
    Tuition (Year)
    6220
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The MSc Health Psychology, University of Nottingham The MSc Health Psychology was developed in 2003. This course is approved by the British Psychological Society (BPS) for accreditation towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist and can be undertaken on either a full-time or part-time basis.
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About

The MSc Health Psychology, University of Nottingham

The course will be of interest to those wishing to pursue a career as a professional health psychologist or to those with an interest in the psychological concomitants of physical health. Future career opportunities for health psychologists are increasing and are available in the NHS, in industry and in academic settings.

Chartered Psychologist status

The accredited MSc Health Psychology will provide the first step towards Chartered Psychologist status for students who are eligible to hold the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Students will then need to complete a Stage 2 postgraduate training programme in health psychology to meet the requirements for the status of Chartered Psychologist (BPS) and Registered Health Psychologist (Health Professional Council).

Students applying for this course must be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Key facts

  • The MSc Health Psychology emphasises the teaching team's established strengths in areas such as chronic illness, health-related support groups on the internet and practitioner/patient communication.
  • Teaching is informed by current research. We believe that research and teaching should be developed and delivered to help students and staff make a difference in the real world.

Programme Structure

Over the summer period towards the end of the course, you will undertake an applied research project. This is your opportunity to complete a major piece of independent research in a topic related to health psychology under the supervision of a suitably experienced member of academic staff.

The MSc in Health Psychology is delivered on a full-time basis over one year or part-time over two years. It commences in late September.

The course comprises 180 credits, split across 120 credits’ worth of core modules and a 60-credit research project.

Part-time students on this course are taught alongside full-time students and the choice of modules (and therefore the timetable) is flexible and a matter for agreement between student and course director. In all cases, part-time students can access a wide range of teaching and learning facilities remotely via the student portal.

Modules

You will be required to study the following core modules in semester one:

  • Context and Perspectives in Health Psychology

  • Introduction in Research Methods

  • Understanding, Predicting and Changing Health Behaviour

Semester two covers the core modules listed below:

  • Chronic Illness

  • Health Care Contexts

You will be required to study the following full year core modules:

  • Professional Skills in Health Psychology

  • Qualitative Research Methods

  • Quantitative Methods

Please note that all module details are subject to change.

The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

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Academic Requirements

  • 2.1(Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent)
  • Proof of holding GBC must be stated as a condition of any offer (e.g. a formal letter from a University stating that their Bachelor programme in Psychology is accredited by the BPS and provides the basis for GBC).
  • 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 18090 International
  • GBP 6220 EU/EEA

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