Taught course

Health Psychology

Institution
The University of Manchester · Psychology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) with evidence of attaining a minimum of an Upper Second in all BSc research method units and dissertation, or overseas equivalent, in psychology.

For the MSc to be recognised by the BPS as the Stage 1 qualification for becoming a Health Psychologist, you need to hold Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC).

You can join the MSc without holding GBC, but for the MSc to be recognised as a BPS-accredited Stage 1 qualification, you will need to gain GBC. This can be completed later. See the BPS website for more information.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Are you interested in how psychology can be applied to health, illness and healthcare, and how interventions can be used to improve outcomes and the experience of healthcare?

Our MSc in Health Psychology is designed for students interested in a career in health psychology and has been accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

On successful completion of a BPS-accredited MSc in Health Psychology, students who hold BPS Graduate Basis for Chartership can continue to Stage 2 training to become Chartered Psychologists with the BPS and to become registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as Registered Health Psychologists.

You will learn from staff at the Manchester Centre for Health Psychology , covering topics such as:

  • Key theories in health psychology and how to apply them;
  • Current approaches to changing health-related behaviour at individual, population and regulatory levels;
  • The interaction between psychological processes (cognitions, emotions, behaviour) and disease and illness;
  • The ways in which social-cultural factors contribute to health;
  • Advanced research methods and analysis techniques in both quantitative and qualitative research;
  • The role and scope of health psychology within academic and healthcare settings.

You will also have the opportunity to attend seminars and a research conference showcasing new health psychology research at Manchester.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Email
pgtaught.psychology@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 306 0270