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Health Psychology and Clinical Skills MSc

Health Psychology and Clinical Skills MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Care Assistant Skills Psychology Specialisations Clinical Psychology

Course type


Course Summary

This course aims to enhance psychological and emotional outcomes for individuals who are ill or who have a disability. Health psychologists apply their knowledge of psychology and health to understand illness and promote health and wellbeing. They develop healthcare policy and work to improve the healthcare system. There is an urgent need to produce graduates who have experience of an interdisciplinary approach and who can apply both their academic knowledge to understand and contribute to the development of topics in health psychology as well as their practical skills to enhance practices such as stress and pain management in clinical health contexts. Furthermore, skills acquired by postgraduate psychological researchers are needed to promote evidence-based practice in healthcare.

The health psychology programme at Teesside presents a coherent programme of study which, at the same time, reflects the major debates and produces graduates who can creatively and innovatively contribute to the development of their field. The programme encourages you to develop your own interests within health psychology and to explore how health psychologists can work within these specialist areas. Health psychologists work in a variety of settings including the NHS, universities, private practice, health-related organisations, within communities and schools.

Different course options

Full time | Teesside University | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module considers clinical and professional skills in health psychology. Key theories, concepts and current issues are discussed in relation to these skills. Collaborative working, leadership and teaching/training others, communication skills and professional development are considered in addition to the assessment of health and well-being needs and providing consultation and advice. The in-course assessment is a report discussing a professional issue in health psychology. The end-course assessment is a reflective report on the development of clinical, generic professional, and research skills.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should have at least a second-class honours degree in psychology and the Graduate Basis for Chartership as recognized by the BPS.