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M.Sc. On Campus

Health Psychology

University of Portsmouth

12 months
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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 our MSc Health Psychology course is for you..

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Overview

On this course, 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?

After the course you could:

  • work in the NHS or other healthcare-related services – for example, smoking cessation, health promotion, mental health and chronic illness management
  • undertake research or take a teaching position in Higher Education
  • do a PhD in a related area
  • join a clinical research organisation and get involved in setting up and carrying out research projects
  • get a place on a clinical training course or other related training such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and IAPT (Increasing Access to Psychological Treatment)

Our Careers and Employability service can also help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry, when you finish the course.

Other graduates have set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should normally have or expect to obtain at least a 2:1 honours degree in Psychology or closely related subject that is recognised by The British Psychological Society as conferring Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC). Applicants from other degree subjects containing a significant element of psychology, may also be considered on a case-by-case basis. All offers are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

Tuition Fee

  • https://www.port.ac.uk/study/masters-and-postgraduate-taught/fees-and-funding
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Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

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

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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