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Full time | City Centre Campus | 1 year | 25-SEP-23

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

25-SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Clinical Psychology Psychology Specialisations

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our MSc in Health Psychology covers the application of psychological theories, research and methodologies to the study of health and disease processes. This British Psychological Society accredited, master's course is ideal for those looking for a career in health psychology.

Using a blend of research led teaching and practical experiences, on this course you will explore:

The theoretical models of health psychology and how they are applied in practice
How individual differences influence health through the lifespan
The management of health from individual to societal level
Show psychological factors get inside the body and lead to illness

You will learn from an expert team with a variety of health-related backgrounds and excellent research records. Through our experience and networks, we will ensure that you and your learning are at the cutting edge of health psychology.

The programme is a BPS-accredited Stage 1 training to students with undergraduate degrees, that confer the Graduate Basis for Chartership. The course is also offered on a part-time basis, over two years. It is also an excellent start to professional development as a practitioner, upon the completion of Stage 2 training, when it is accompanied by the BPS Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBS)

This full time course is heavily employment focused and will prepare you for roles in the areas of health promotion, healthcare delivery, illness management and rehabilitation.

Previous graduates have gone on to work across a spectrum of health-related psychology disciplines locally, nationally and globally. Their roles have included careers as assistant psychologists in the NHS, charitable organisations and the private sector. Some have moved on to research posts, and others are undertaking PhDs.

The broad skills-base means that health psychologists are also attractive to consultancy companies looking for expertise in training, research or intervention.

Career

Northumbria University's accredited Stage 1 British Psychological Society (BPS) Health Psychology Masters ensures graduates complete the course with a real understanding of research and practice in the world of health psychology. You will gain a thorough knowledge of cutting-edge issues in the sector and develop a range of transferable skills.

Our career focused course prepares you for roles in the areas of health promotion, healthcare delivery, illness management and rehabilitation. Previous graduates have gone on to work across the spectrum of health-related psychology disciplines locally, nationally and globally. Some work as assistant psychologists in the NHS, charitable organisations and the private sector, some have moved on to research posts, and others are undertaking PhDs.

The broad skills-base means that health psychologists are also attractive to consultancy companies looking for expertise in training, research or intervention.

This course, when accompanied by the BPS Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBS) is an excellent start to professional development as a practitioner on the completion of Stage 2 training.

Modules

On this module you will have the opportunity to independently conceptualise, plan and undertake a novel piece of research that contributes to psychological knowledge and understanding. You will critically evaluate current theories and evidence in order to generate your own research question. You will engage with the relevant ethical guidelines to design a feasible project plan. You will develop your independent research skills during this module as well as identifying points of collaboration with supervisors, research staff and other potential stakeholders. You will use a variety of relevant skills, techniques and research methods in order to implement your study and finally you will have the opportunity to disseminate your findings in written form.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

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International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have: A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree in Psychology (or MSc equivalent), or a minimum of a 2:1 in another subject including relevant work experience. Applicants must produce a personal statement detailing their reasons for applying to the Health Psychology course at Northumbria University. In some cases, applicants will be required to answer additional questions related to research methods and background knowledge into Health Psychology.

University information

Northumbria is an innovative and pioneering university with a mission to ‘Take on Tomorrow’. Through cultivating the next generation of visionaries and innovators, Northumbria empowers students to challenge the status quo and tackle tomorrow’s challenges head on. Northumbria is a research-rich, business-focused university with a keen focus on professional practice and a global reputation for academic excellence. It is also renowned for its...more

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