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Health Psychology MSc/PgDip/PgCert

Health Psychology MSc/PgDip/PgCert

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Clinical Psychology Psychology Specialisations

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Health psychology is an expanding area of global employment, with opportunities for graduates in hospitals, universities and community-based organisations. This course is designed and delivered in collaboration with researchers and practitioners within the field, the Health Psychology 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. Enhance your employability across a range of career paths within health and social care.

This course is professionally accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) the course has been commended on the quality of student support, management of practitioner input, research methods training, range of assessments, links with local communities and services, and the development of inter-professional skills. This course is suitable for recent graduates and experienced professionals looking to enhance their specialist skills and career opportunities.

Health Psychology benefits from two distinctive strands especially pertinent to working as a contemporary health psychologist; social and cultural diversity and inter-professional relationships. 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.

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. Successful graduates can also progress on to doctoral study, including stage two training in Health Psychology or PhD or training to become a psychological well-being practitioner. There are also opportunities in the field of public health (in areas such as smoking cessation, weight management, safer-sex promotion).

Different course options

Full time | Leicester Campus | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

This module explores the biopsychosocial model of health and evaluates the ways in which lifestyles and health-enhancing and health- compromising behaviours (such as exercise, smoking and alcohol consumption) impact on our well-being.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£5,300

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students 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. Students must complete a declaration form and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS).

University information

De Montfort University (DMU) postgraduate courses receive continual input from leading employers and professional bodies and are underpinned by excellent research. DMU strives to build what employers need: work-ready graduates with professional experience and industry skills on the CV. Your career will be in focus from minute one, with UK and overseas placements, internships, targeted training, coaching and research opportunities part of DMU...more

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