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Health Psychology

Staffordshire University

12 months
Duration
14500 GBP/year
7850 GBP/year
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About

The M.S. in Health Psychology at Staffordshire University provides the initial step towards gaining Chartered Psychologist status and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Health Psychologist.

Overview

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.

Careers

  • Research assistants
  • Systematic reviewers
  • Assistant psychologists
  • Roles in drug and alcohol support
  • Stop-smoking advisors
  • Roles in public health / health promotion

Programme Structure

Courses  include:

  • 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 
  • Dissertation 

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The earlier you apply, the better.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  •  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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based 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

550 - 850 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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