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Psychology of Health and Illness MSc

Psychology of Health and Illness MSc

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Full time | University of West London | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology (General) Psychology Specialisations Health Care Management / Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary


If your interests lie in the psychology of health and illness, this MSc offers you a suite of relevant modules. The course aims to enable you to make informed judgements on complex health issues across diverse areas, and to communicate ideas and proposals effectively to diverse audiences. This course does not confer stage 1 health psychology training.

Course detail

You will be assessed through case studies, research reports, essays, verbal and poster presentation, critical review, portfolio, systematic review. In addition, you will be encouraged to present your work to others, both within our University and at national psychology conferences.

Career progression

Our course prepares you to work in a variety of roles and organisations, including health and/or behaviour change services, academia, charitable organisations, and the NHS. On completion, you may also wish to follow an MPhil/PhD programme.


This module brings together all the skills and knowledge gained across the MSc. It provides you with an opportunity to undertake an autonomous piece of research on a topic of your choice. You will, therefore, design, conduct, and report your own research study on any relevant area of the psychology of health and illness.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Course fees for non-UK/ international students

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Entry requirements

You must hold an upper second- or first-class award at undergraduate level in an allied-health science degree.

University information

The University of West London (UWL) is based in the heart of one of the UK’s most successful business regions, with a number of global organisations such a GlaxoSmithKline and Sky based locally. The University offers postgraduate courses in subjects ranging from nursing to music. Known as the ‘career university’, there is an impressive graduate employment rate, with courses specifically designed to enable students to secure work after...more

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