For more information about Health Psychology/Psychology and Health at City, University of London, please visit the webpage using the button above.
Who is it for?
These courses are for high-performing, self-directed individuals who want to learn about complex problems of health and healthcare from a psychological perspective. Applicants will have the desire to conduct innovative research to understand these issues and develop and evaluate potential solutions. The programme is a Stage 1 Health Psychology qualification accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). It has been designed for students who would like to go on to a PhD or DPsych in Health Psychology.
The MSc Health Psychology is for students with an undergraduate degree accredited by the British Psychological Society. If you do not have Graduate Basis for Registration with the BPS but would like to undertake a Masters degree in this subject, we offer the MSc Psychology and Health as an equivalent programme with identical modules (but no accreditation by the BPS).
Health psychology explores the psychological and behavioural processes that influence the maintenance and promotion of health, the development of illness, and the delivery of healthcare through rigorous research that feeds into evidence-based practice.
Teaching at City promotes the scientist-practitioner model in which research influences how we practice, while allowing our experiences in practice to shape the research questions we address.
We recognise that great research will not make a difference to people’s lives unless the lessons learned feed into interventions for the public, patients and healthcare professionals. You will learn how to make research evidence accessible to help maximise its impact.
Taught by a team of leading research-active academics, who are members of the Centre for Health Services Research (CHSR), the MSc Health Psychology/ Psychology & Health programme is designed to give you foundational knowledge to propel you to an exciting career in the discipline.
Here are some examples of the kinds of questions the course considers:
How can psychological theory help us understand health and illness behaviours?
What can be done to promote and sustain health lifestyles?
How can we help people cope with a diagnosis?
What are the challenges facing individuals living with long-term conditions?
How can we make complex behavioural interventions more effective?
Notes about fees for this course
Fees listed are for full-time only. Part-time fees are:
UK/EU: £4,625 per year
£8,500 per year.
If English is not your first language, you need to provide evidence of English proficiency.
We only accept the following English language qualifications:
GCSE - grade C or above
CSE - grade C or above
SEB - grade C or above
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - Pass
IELTS – Overall score of 7 or above and at least 6.5 in each subject.
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