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About

If you want to build on your health psychology knowledge to more fully understand health and health behaviours; to better help patients better manage their long-term illness or recovery; or to help healthcare professionals improve their provision – then the MSc Health Psychology course at University of Portsmouth is for you.

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Overview

On this   Health Psychology course at  University of Portsmouth , you'll get a thorough grounding in the main areas (practice, theory and research) of health psychology. You'll learn how mental, emotional and social factors can affect physical wellbeing, and how to prevent them doing so. You’ll also learn how a patient's mental and emotional state is affected by an illness and their recovery from it – and develop the skills and knowledge to support them.

We recognise the value of work experience and so a work experience placement is a central part of the course. We expect students to complete 100 hours of work placement activity and will support students in identifying suitable opportunities.

And if you'd rather dive straight into your career once you graduate, you'll also be ready for work in areas such as commercial research, smoking cessation, health promotion and chronic illness management.

What opportunities might it lead to?

Many students undertaking an MSc Health Psychology choose to go on to their Stage 2 training to become a Chartered Health Psychologist. However, on completion of the course, you may also choose to:

  • Work in the NHS or other health care related services – e.g. smoking cessation, health promotion, mental health, and chronic illness management
  • Undertake research and/or teaching positions in Higher Education
  • Do a PhD in a related area
  • Join a clinical research organisation and become involved in setting up and carrying out research projects
  • Gain a place on a clinical training course or other related training such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and IAPT (Increasing Access to Psychological Treatment)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Research Methods, Measurement and Analysis 
  • Psychobiological Aspects of Health 
  • Theories and Intervention Approaches in Health Psychology
  • Applied Health and Placement 
  • Dissertation

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
91
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good honours degree in Psychology that is recognised by The British Psychological Society as conferring Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC). All offers are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16400 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students:

Part time – £3,000 (year 1) and £6,000 (year 2)

  • International students:

Part time – £5,470 (year 1) and £10,930 (year 2) 

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.

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