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.
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.
Our MSc Health Psychology students have gone on to varied and interesting careers and further study, including:
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.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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You need the following GPA score:
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).
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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