Taught course

Psychology and Health Inequalities

Keele University · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

Months of entry


Course content

Please note, all course information including entry requirements relates to the 2022/23 academic year.

This programme has been developed for students who are interested in gaining an advanced understanding of psychological methods and theory as well as an appreciation of health inequalities from an interdisciplinary perspective.

The MSc in Psychology and Health Inequalities has been designed to give you advanced training in psychological research methods and analysis, whilst also introducing advanced study of health inequalities from a wide range of perspectives, including psychological, sociological, linguistic, and epidemiological. In addition to your taught components, you will have the opportunity to undertake a dissertation project on a topic of your choice under the supervision of a research-active member of staff.

Keele has a well-established and growing community of researchers in health inequalities. Recent research within the School of Psychology has considered health from the perspectives of older adults, LGBTQ communities, people with intellectual disabilities, gender, new mothers, and Eastern European migrants, amongst others.

Key features of your MSc programme in Psychology will include:

  • Two-semester Advanced Study module with an interdisciplinary focus enabling you to explore a range of different topics in health inequalities
  • Strong focus on your personal skills development throughout the course to help you pursue your career goals
  • Opportunities to pursue your personal interests in Psychology and Health Inequalities with support from experts in this field
  • A broad range of research methods training to maximise your employability skills
  • Small group specialist teaching in Health Inequalities from research-active tutors
  • A large cohort of MSc students sharing the core Psychology modules provides a lively and supportive peer community

The programme provides taught content and research training in a range of areas in Psychology and Health Inequalities building on areas of staff research expertise.

Information for international students


IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

The University also accepts a range of internationally recognised English tests.

If you do not meet the English language requirements, the University offers a range of English language preparation programmes.

During your degree programme you can study additional english language courses. This means you can continue to improve your English language skills and gain a higher level of English.

Fees and funding

For information related to fees and funding, please visit the individual course page on the Keele University website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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