The Health Psychology programme from Staffordshire University is for individuals seeking advanced training in the application of psychological theories, methods and research to the understanding of health, illness and healthcare. It’s the first stage of accreditation towards becoming a Health Psychologist and follows the BPS Division of Health Psychology framework for teaching.
Taught in our multi-million-pound Science Centre, the course will help you develop a comprehensive understanding of the core issues and debates within health psychology theory, research and application. This includes exploring models and theories of health behaviour, considering the impact of living with long-term conditions, contemplating communication issues in healthcare settings – and investigating how psychology can impact on practice through areas such as health promotion and behavioural change.
Our technicians provide high quality support, particularly in terms of research. Support is also available from our subject-specific librarian. A student-led journal club helps enhance critical evaluation skills.
We’ve recently introduced a new module to the course – Introduction to Applied Therapeutic and Clinical Skills.
- Research assistants
- Systematic reviewers
- Assistant psychologists
- Roles in drug and alcohol support
- Stop-smoking advisors
- Roles in public health / health promotion
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Health Psychology Core Issues
- Psychology Research Methods
- Introduction to Applied Therapeutic and Clinical Skills
- Communication Issues in Health Care Settings
- Impact and Experience of Long-term conditions
- Applications of Health Psychology
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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The earlier you apply, the better.
DisciplinesPsychology Health Sciences Clinical Psychology View 803 other Masters in Psychology in United Kingdom
- A First or 2:1 (Hons) degree (or equivalent) in Psychology as recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC);
- Academic reference;
- Personal statement outlining your interest in Health Psychology;
- If you have not completed a British Psychological Society-accredited BSc at a UK university, you must obtain Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) from the BPS and include evidence of this with your application;
- If you have a BSc (Hons) Psychology at a 2:2 level and recent relevant experience or other relevant qualifications, you may be eligible to register for the Certificate in Health Psychology, with the potential to progress to the MSc.
International14500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
EU/EEA7850 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7850 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
Part-Time - £3,915 per year of study
Living costs for Stoke-on-Trent
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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