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Health Psychology MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

Health Psychology MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

Key information
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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 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.

Most of your studies will take place on campus, but we also incorporate hospital and community-based learning experiences delivered by a team of academic health psychologists, based at DMU, in collaboration with practitioner psychologists working within the NHS. 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.
  • Develop your practical and professional skills through multidisciplinary hospital and community-based learning experiences.
  • 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 organisations.

Different course options

Full time | Leicester Campus | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

This module focuses on adaptive and maladaptive eating behaviours through the human lifespan.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£5,550

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,600

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

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.