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Health and Clinical Psychological Sciences MA

Health and Clinical Psychological Sciences MA

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Full time | Main Site | 1 year | OCT-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-20

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Clinical Psychology Health Care Management / Health Studies Medical Sciences

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Birkbeck's MA Health and Clinical Psychological Sciences is designed for graduates with a background in psychology, neuroscience or health sciences, who want to deepen their understanding of cutting-edge contemporary research in health (including health psychology, applied neuroscience and neuropsychology) and the factors contributing to physical and mental health outcomes.

The course will deepen your understanding of the methods and insights of contemporary health and clinical psychological sciences, including applied neuroscience. You will develop your generic research skills, learn advanced quantitative and qualitative methods, and study how best to design and evaluate interventions.

The emphasis is on mixed-method approaches and we will support you in developing a cross-disciplinary approach to appraising research and carrying out an extended critical review.

On the MA degree, you conduct an extended critical review within an area of contemporary psychology, which involves formulating a research question, conducting a literature review, assessing arguments and the available evidence, and writing up your study in a format suitable for publication.

TEACHING

Teaching may include formal lectures, seminars, and practical classes and tutorials. Formal lectures are used in most degree programmes to give an overview of a particular field of study. They aim to provide the stimulus and the starting point for deeper exploration of the subject during your own personal reading. Seminars give you the chance to explore a specific aspect of your subject in depth and to discuss and exchange ideas with fellow students. They typically require preparatory study.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete coursework and prepare for exams.

Modules

This module covers the role of health behaviours in disease risk and examines different patterns of risk across different sectors of the population. It will explore the challenges in primary and secondary prevention of disease, looking at issues surrounding health communication as well as methods to help people make more informed decisions about their treatment choices. The module also examines issues in relation to living with a chronic illness.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,780

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,780

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree in psychology or a related discipline (eg neuroscience, nursing or health sciences).

University information

With a history that dates back 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London is unique in that it delivers its near-300 postgraduate courses in the evenings, enabling students to work or focus on other commitments during the day. Courses can be studied full-time or part-time and some can be studied through distance learning. Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research universities and provides its 700 postgraduate research student with a...more

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