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This successful BPS accredited programme, drawing on a multidisciplinary approach to health, covers the main areas of sickness and health psychology, as well as the methodologies for conducting research in primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare settings.
The course is one of the only accredited MSc Health Psychology programmes offering a placement. Our placement is 4-months in duration. Units include: introduction to health and health beliefs; biopsychosocial mechanisms in health; Health, communication and context; managing ill-health; health psychology in practice; research design and statistics in health; and a dissertation.
Qualifications and durations
* Full-time MSc 12 months
* Part-time MSc 24 months
The MSc Health Psychology is concerned with:
* the promotion of health
* prevention and treatment of illness and disability
* analysis and improvement of the health care system
* health policy formation
This well established MSc programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society and meets their requirements for Stage 1 training towards Chartered Health Psychology status.
The four month summer placement provides a unique opportunity to gain practical research experience while working with practising health professionals.
* UK graduates will normally be expected to have been awarded a good honours degree in Psychology (upper second class or above) from a course recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC).
* Overseas students with equivalent qualifications MUST obtain GBC from the BPS
* A minimum of two weeks (full-time) experience of working in health settings.
IELTS 7.0 (with at least 7.0 in each of the four components).
TOEFL 600 (paper-based test) or 250 (computer-based test) with a score of not less than 4 in the TWE or 100 (internet-based test) with not less than 25 in each of the components.
Two references are required. At least one of these should be an academic reference.
|CAE score:||75 (Grade B)|
|TOEFL paper-based test score :||600|
|TOEFL iBT® test:||100|
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