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Health Psychology, M.Sc.

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  • 12 months
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As of September 2017, we are proud to offer an MSc in Health Psychology. Bridging the gap between medicine and psychology, the course focuses on understanding the behavioural processes around health and sickness. This programme will allow students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for research and practice as a Heath Psychologist.

About

  • The programme covers a wide-range of approaches, from advanced research methods, through to a working and evidence-based knowledge of theory and behaviour-change interventions.
  • Much like our undergraduate programme, this course will adopt a personalised teaching style built on creating relationships between students and staff. All modules will be taught using the same tutorial style of teaching, in which students will be taught weekly in groups of 7 or fewer, allowing for regular quality contact time with your lecturer. It is through this method that students can achieve excellence in their qualification in a supportive environment.
  • Over the course of the programme, you will develop a strong knowledge base and skill-set appropriate for professional practice in Health Psychology. You’ll learn to analyse, debate, discuss and devise behaviour-change interventions for use in primary, secondary and community care. We encourage autonomy in design and analysis of research, allowing you to develop your skills towards becoming an independent researcher, with an increased awareness of the practical reality of working with short- and long-term health conditions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Health Communications and Context
  • Health Promotion and Behaviour Change
  • Managing Chronic Illness
  • Professional Skills: Health Psychology in Practice
  • Physiology, Epidemiology and Neuroimmunology
  • Advanced Qualitative Methods
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Research Project in Health Psychology

              Detailed Programme Facts

              • Programme intensity Full-time
                • Full-time duration 12 months
              • Credits
                120 alternative credits
              • Languages
                • English
              • Delivery mode
                On Campus

              English Language Requirements

              • Minimum required score:

                6.5

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              • Minimum required score:

                87

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              • Minimum required score:

                580

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              • Minimum required score:

                59

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              Academic Requirements

              You need the following GPA score:

              Required score: Lower Second Class

              Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower 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

              2:1 or higher in an undergraduate degree in Psychology conferring Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) from the British Psychological Society.

              Mature students:

              Age is no barrier to learning and we welcome all applications from suitably qualified students.

              Tuition Fee

              • International

                15156 GBP/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 15152 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
              • EU/EEA

                8016 GBP/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 8020 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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              Living costs for Buckingham

              • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
                Living Costs

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

              Funding

              The University would like to encourage students – both undergraduates and postgraduates – to come to Buckingham regardless of their financial circumstances. The bursaries and scholarships we offer are awarded on merit and/or on financial need. You may only accept one University award.

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