The programme has a strong practitioner focus, providing the opportunity for students to undertake a health psychology work-based placement in order to develop professional competencies. Graduates also benefit from Levels 1, 2 & 3 Smoking Cessation Training, as well as a qualification that meets part one of the BPS requirements for Chartered Health Psychologist status.
Applicants for the programme must read the guidance document Programme information for applicants.
Graduates from the MSc course will be eligible to work towards part two of the BPS Chartered Health Psychologist requirements, meanwhile they will be well placed to obtain employment in a range of health settings and can also use the degree for further research, including a PhD.
* Placement and Practitioner Skills
* Cognitive and Emotional Influences on Health
* Health over the Life Span
* Research Methods in Health Psychology
* Responses to Illness
* Context and Applications of Health Psychology
* Health Psychology Project
The course also involves a work placement within a professional setting.
Assessment is by a wide range of coursework. There are fifteen items of coursework. You submit one essay, a systematic review, a critical review and a reflective case study. You will complete a group task designing a health promotion leaflet and write up your contribution to the task.
You will also write case formulations and consultancy reports. You also complete a practical data analysis exercise, make a short presentation to class about your placement, and submit written reports of your placement and research project.
The project is triple-weighted by comparison to other parts of the assessment, and counts for one third of the overall grade, students give a poster presentation on their project which is also graded.