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Psychological Approaches to Health, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #93 (QS) ,
This MS Psychological Approaches to Health programme from University of Leeds combines the application of psychological theory with current research to improve health and healthcare delivery. Psychological Approaches to Health (MSc) is ideal for those students inspired by psychology and wanting to pursue a career in psychology, health promotion, research or healthcare.

About

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.

Career opportunities

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 Structure

Courses 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

            Detailed Programme Facts

            • Programme intensity Full-time
              • Full-time duration 12 months
            • Languages
              • English
            • Delivery mode
              On Campus

            English Language Requirements

            • Minimum required score:

              6.5

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            • Minimum required score:

              92

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            Academic Requirements

            You need the following GPA score:

            Required score: Upper Second Class

            Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

            Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

            General Requirements

            • 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. 

            Tuition Fee

            Living costs for Leeds

            • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
              Living Costs

            The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

            Funding

            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. For more information, please contact psyc-tpadmissions@leeds.ac.uk.

            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.

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