The Psychological Approaches to Health programme from University of Leeds draws on theories derived primarily from health and social psychology but also cognitive, biological and clinical psychology. The topics delivered will develop your understanding and knowledge of how to promote healthy behaviours and reduce unhealthy behaviours, issues around patient safety such as the causes and consequences of medical error, as well as obesity, weight loss, malnutrition and anorexia of ageing.
You will also develop a range of statistical, methodological and practical skills around systematic reviewing of evidence from primary studies and conducting health-related studies/experiments, as well as transferable skills including critical thinking, team working and communication. The course will be delivered through interactive seminars, practicals, tutorials, lectures and group/problem-based learning approaches.
The majority of our former students have gone on to work in healthcare, as assistant psychologists, research assistants and clinical psychologists. Others have developed careers in training departments, health promotion and health and safety roles in both public and private sectors.
A substantial proportion of our students further develop their research interests and academic careersby choosing to study for a PhD.
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Advanced Research Issues in Psychology
- Advanced Research Methods
- Systematic Review
- Health Behaviour Change: Theories, Methods and Interventions
- Theory and Intervention in Food and Nutrition
- MSc Research Project
- Psychology of Patient Safety
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
If places are still available after this stage the deadline will be re-opened to make a limited number of offers. The deadline will close again on 1st July.
DisciplinesPsychology Health Sciences View 735 other Masters in Psychology in United Kingdom
- A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in psychology or a discipline containing a substantial amount of psychology and research methods training.
- In addition, successful applicants will normally have at least a UK upper second class grade or equivalent in research methods-related modules taken as part of their undergraduate degree.
- We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government.
School of Psychology support
The School offers a bursary of £1,000 towards fees to one UK/EU student on the masters course. There is no application process for this award.
All students who pay fees at the international rate are offered £2,000 towards fees if they do not have any other source of funding.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.