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Study mode

Online

Duration

30 months

Start date

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Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Clinical Psychology Psychology Specialisations

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Programme Description

Develop your ability to improve others’ wellbeing through behaviour change intervention with this part-time, fully online Health Psychology MSc from the University of Liverpool.

This fully online programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to encourage behavioural change in people with illness, long term health conditions or looking to improve their physical wellbeing. In addition, you will develop advanced research skills, in both quantitative and qualitative methods. You will investigate historical and current theories and approaches within health psychology and explore various theoretical models of health-related behaviours. This will help you to develop the practical skills essential to the work of a health psychologist, including collaborative working, behaviour change, research skills and patient and public engagement skills.

Is this the right course for you?

This programme will introduce you to historical and current theories and approaches within health psychology and various theoretical models of health-related behaviours. You will also develop practical skills essential to the work of a health psychologist, including collaborative working, therapeutic skills, research skills and patient and public engagement skills.

Through this programme, you will:

  • Learn from active research leaders. Our philosophy is to provide a research-connected student experience combining active learning and authentic assessment. You will be taught by some of the world’s leading academic experts who are passionate about their research activity. The department is part of the Institute of Population Health, and the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences which conducts innovative research in understanding how biology, behaviours, environments, policies, and technologies interact to determine physical and mental health, wellbeing, and life chances.
  • Immerse yourself in action-based learning. Your study activities are designed to actively engage you in solving real world problems within their context. This will enable you to integrate new knowledge into your working and social environment.
  • Prepare for your professional career. Our curriculum content and teaching have been developed with a strong focus on your future employment.

Enhance your career opportunities

Typically, graduates will pursue careers in health promotion, public health, policy environments or research, teaching and academia. Some graduates will undertake further study in an area of psychology, apply for a PhD, or go on to complete their Stage 2 Qualification in Health Psychology via either the Doctoral Route, or the BPS Route.

Learn online anytime, anywhere

Get the University of Liverpool experience wherever you are in the world. This online course features interactive classes and regular contact with staff and fellow students across the globe. Teaching is delivered through our state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), which provides students with access to all resources required for interactive study online. On this platform, you will be encouraged to work collaboratively with classmates and actively read around your topic through our comprehensive library of eBooks and journals.

Assessment is exclusively through online assignments rather than examinations. You will be assessed through a range of activities, including written assignments, discussion forum participation and journal entries.

Modules

Research Methods I - Quantitative Methods (15 Credits)
Research Methods II - Qualitative Methods (15 Credits)
Professional Issues and Skills (15 Credits)
Fundamental Issues in Health Psychology (15 Credits)
Health Promotion, Behaviour Change and Interventions (15 Credits)
Health Psychology and Long-Term Conditions (15 Credits)
Empirical Project (60 Credits)
Health Related Behaviour and Cognitions (15 Credits)
Lifespan and Socio-Cultural Perspectives (15 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Full tuition fee - £15,300. All tuition fees shown are net of any applicable sales tax payable by you in your country of residence. Where we are required to add sales tax at the local statutory rate, this will be added to the tuition fees shown and confirmed during the payment process.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

Full tuition fee - £15,300. All tuition fees shown are net of any applicable sales tax payable by you in your country of residence. Where we are required to add sales tax at the local statutory rate, this will be added to the tuition fees shown and confirmed during the payment process.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants should possess: A minimum of a 2:1 class degree in psychology, equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree. All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Department profile

The University of Liverpool are recognised as European leaders in 100% online postgraduate education, drawing on more than two decades experience of delivering high quality online learning for a global community of students. More than 10,000 students from over 160 countries have completed the University’s online programmes.  You will receive a highly regarded qualification from the University of Liverpool, a founding member of the UK Russell...more

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