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).
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.
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:
Health Care Contexts
You will be required to study the following full year core modules:
Professional Skills in Health Psychology
Qualitative Research 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.
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