Taught course

Health Psychology

Institution
Cardiff Metropolitan University · Cardiff School of Health Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) in Psychology, from a BPS (British Psychology Society) accredited undergraduate course.

Months of entry

September

Course content

​Health psychology focuses on the roles of psychology, biology and social or environmental factors on health and health related behaviour. Health psychologists promote healthier lifestyles and seek to improve well-being by understanding the impact that health related thoughts, feelings and behaviour can have on the individual. Health strategy has been shifting from the treatment of disease to the maintenance of health and prevention of illness. This is particularly important in the Welsh context given that self-reported 'good health' is lower in Wales compared to other areas of the UK (ONS 2011), with a high level of risky behaviours (Welsh Assembly Government, 2004).

This MSc aims to produce high quality graduates that are in a good position to improve the health of and well-being of people in Wales and beyond by using specific psychological knowledge and skills. The programme is specifically designed with future employability in mind and provides a student centred approach to preparing graduates for future training and careers in health psychology.

Students will complete the following six taught modules along with a dissertation, which consists of an independent piece of research. Dissertations are offered in external settings so that students, who choose to, are able to build experience in the type of settings in which they might later find employment.

Information for international students

www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/scholarships
www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Caroline Limbert
Email
climber@cardiffmet.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)29 2041 6009