Psychological Approaches to Health, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #101 (ARWU) ,
This MS Psychological Approaches to Health programme from University of Leeds applies psychological theory and research to improve health and healthcare delivery.


We draw on theories derived from cognitive, social, clinical, occupational and health psychology. Approaches studied are informed by research methodologies that provide an evidence base for their implementation. Issues addressed at the individual level include stress, coping and mental health. At group level, the interactions of different professional groups, impacts of new health technologies and the effects of multidisciplinary teamwork are examined. Concerns at the healthcare delivery level include evidence-based practice, patient safety, government policy and economics.

This Psychological Approaches to Health MS rich programme offered at the University of Leeds draws on many levels of analysis, aspects of psychological theory, research, practice and policy. You’ll be taught by subject experts, who actively research and publish in their area, and work with the NHS, charities and other organisations to improve patient safety and promote workplace health.
The majority of our former students have gone on to work in healthcare, as assistant psychologists, research assistants and clinical psychologists. Others have developed careers in training departments, health promotion and health and safety roles in both public and private sectors. A substantial proportion of our students further develop their research interests and academic careers by choosing to study for a PhD.


The programme is accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as suitable for continuation onto doctoral programmes offering ESRC funding.

Programme Structure

Compulsory modules
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Systematic Research Review
  • Introduction, Approaches and Issues in Psychological Approaches to Health
  • Theory and Interventions in Health Psychology
  • Understanding, Predicting and Changing Health Behaviours
  • Health Psychology at Leeds
  • Food and Health
  • Psychology of Patient Safety
  • Psychological Approaches to Health: Research Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • A bachelor degree with a 2:2 (hons) in psychology or a discipline containing a substantial amount of psychology and research methods training.

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