Health Psychology, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #101 (ARWU) ,
The MSc Health Psychology, University of Nottingham. This is a highly-commended course accredited by the British Psychological Society for those interested in becoming a health psychologist. 

About

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.

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.

Careers

Within the programme we focus on career development and through our Professional Development Centre you will have the opportunity to develop practical skills important for your future career development. The University of Nottingham remains one of the UK's 10 universities most targeted by recruiters. Some 2,000 employers approach the University each year. Together with the University'sCareers and Employability Service, we will help you plan your future.

Student destinations

Our MSc Health Psychology students have gone on to varied and interesting careers and further study, including:

  • Working for the National Health Service (eg within health promotion such as drug awareness officers and smoking cessations advisors; chronic illness management eg in pain management clinics)
  • Clinical psychology doctorate
  • PhD programmes 
  • Research assistant/associate (eg exploring binge drinking; obesity; aspects of chronic illness) 
  • Stage 2 doctorate
  • UK Government departments (eg Department of Health)

Accreditation

Accredited by the British Psychological Society.

Programme Structure

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

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • 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).

Tuition Fee

Please see university website for tuition fees.

Funding

Financial support and highly competitive scholarships are available, and we encourage potential applicants to explore all funding possibilities. Please check the Graduate School for opportunities you may be eligible for in addition to those outlined here.
The University's Careers and Employability Service also provides a useful information service about further studies and sources of funding for graduates.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.