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Health Psychology MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

Health Psychology MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

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Full time | Leicester Campus | 1 year | SEP-22

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-22

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Clinical Psychology Psychology Specialisations

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Health psychology is an expanding area of global employment with opportunities for graduates in hospitals, universities and community-based and local authority organisations. Designed and delivered in collaboration with researchers and practitioners within the field, this course will give you the opportunity to explore the many ways in which psychology can be applied to an understanding of health and illness and to modern healthcare systems.

You will also attend distinct interprofessional learning event for the equivalent of 2 days throughout the programme. These will focus on inter-professional relationships and interdisciplinary working in healthcare settings. All academic staff contributing to the course are research-active, have presented their research at national and international conferences and published in specialist journals including Social Science and Medicine, Psychology and Health, and Journal of Health Psychology.

There is a significant focus on developing skills that are transferable to a variety of careers and contexts on an international level. The course is designed to improve your understanding in professional areas such as ethics and reflective practice to enhance your employability across a range of health and social care careers. Successful graduates (who already hold a BPS-accredited undergraduate award in Psychology) can progress on to stage two training in Health Psychology in order to attain registration as a practitioner psychologist.

Key features

  • Professionally accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), the course has been commended on the quality of student support, the quality of research methods training, links with local communities and services, and the development of inter-professional skills through short placements
  • Suitable for recent graduates and experienced professionals looking to enhance their specialist skills and career opportunities
  • Benefit from inter-professional learning and develop a range of transferable skills, alongside individuals from a range of backgrounds
  • Our experienced academic staff and many of our graduates have presented their innovative research at national and international conferences
  • Enhance your employability across a range of career paths within health and social care
  • The course also benefits from two distinctive strands, especially pertinent to working as a contemporary health psychologist – social and cultural diversity, and inter-professional relationships

Teaching and assessment

Teaching typically includes lectures, group seminars and individual tutorials, You are encouraged to become an independent and proactive learner, and we will recommend reading and electronic resources for independent study to help develop the breadth and depth of your knowledge.

Graduate careers

The Health Psychology course is designed to deliver a range of transferable skills and enhance your employability across a range of health and social care careers. Health psychology is an expanding area of global employment, with opportunities for graduates in hospitals, universities and community-based and local authority organisations.

Modules

Develops your skills in applied statistics and psychometric theory for health sciences.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

8,500

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

15,600

Entry requirements

Applicants are usually expected to possess (or be predicted to obtain) a First or 2:1 award from a BPS-accredited psychology course. Students with a 2:2 award will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We will consider applications from students with non-Psychology undergraduate awards of 2:1 or above where candidates can justify significant experience in a health context and/or knowledge of health practices, policies and systems. Applicants may be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process. If you are unable to attend, alternative arrangements may be made.

University information

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) offers the perfect combination of award-winning teaching and specialist facilities. Based in the centre of the bustling and multicultural city of Leicester, rich in cultural heritage, history, and diversity, making it feel like the world is on your doorstep, located in the heart of England, our campus blends the historical and the new and has provided an inspiring place to study for more than 150...more

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