Taught course

Health Psychology

Institution
University of Surrey · Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in Psychology, or a recognised international equivalent.

Alternatively, a postgraduate conversion diploma in psychology following completion of another degree subject.

Months of entry

October

Course content

On our MSc Health Psychology course, we'll give you an insider’s perspective on theories, methods and techniques of health psychology, and the relationship these have with health and illness. This includes a study of the psychological processes involved in maintaining health, the pathological responses to ill health and stress, and the promotion of wellbeing among the physically ill.

On successful completion of this course, you’ll have the Stage 1 training needed to progress onto Stage 2, in order to become a Chartered Health Psychologist.

You’ll learn theories and practical issues relevant to health psychology and an understanding of different approaches to research. You’ll learn about a range of applied topics, such as living with chronic conditions, health issues impacting health psychology, how we can help people to maintain their health across their lifespan, psychological aspects of healthcare, and the use of cognitive behavioural therapy for health psychology. We’ll also give you an insight into qualitative and quantitative research methods, ensuring you have a solid foundation to collect, analyse and interpret different kinds of data.

You’ll complete a research dissertation that will allow you to carry out experiments and projects on important topics in the field. We’ll match your interests with the expertise of our academic staff, ensuring you get the best support. These collaborations have seen previous students’ work being published in top-tier journals.

Information for international students

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/postgraduate/education-health-professionals-pgdip-2021#entry

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

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
admissions@surrey.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1483 682222