The MSc Health Psychology from University of Bath is designed to give you a solid grounding in all the main areas of health psychology.
What you'll learn
Taking a multidisciplinary approach to the subject, we look at how psychology can be used to help us better understand health and health behaviours, looking at everything from preventing ill health to managing long-term conditions and developing effective healthcare provision.
You will gain hands-on experience of methods for conducting research in diverse research and healthcare settings before going on to apply those skills during the placement.
We're highly regarded for psychology at the University of Bath. You will work with lecturers with expertise across the spectrum of health psychology subjects, including public health, addictive behaviours, pain, palliative care and digital interventions.
You will leave this course with:
- a thorough knowledge of health psychology approaches, theories and models
- excellent research skills that can be applied to research settings and public health, as well as primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare settings
- the necessary competencies to meet Stage 1 training in health psychology, which enables you to proceed to Stage 2 doctoral-level training and register with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) to become a registered health psychologist if you wish
- valuable work experience from your placement to enhance your CV and help you secure work in this field
Studying this course will prepare you for moving into a wide range of health-related posts, whether you choose to go on to work at a university, within government, the private sector or in a charity.
The skills you gain will act as a solid foundation for going on to undertake a PhD, Stage 2 professional doctorate, further clinical psychology training or work as a research assistant.
Recent graduates of this course have gone on to work in a wide variety of roles, including:
- Health Psychologist in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford
- Public Health Researcher at a local council
- Senior Data Collection Methodologist at the Office for National Statistics
- Research Fellow in the Centre for Appearance Research at the University of the West of England
- Freelance Health Psychology Consultant at Terzakis Consulting
- Research and counselling psychologist
- Assistant Psychologist at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
- PhD student at the University of Bath
- Clinical Trials Manager in a clinical research unit at the University of New South Wales, Australia
- Lecturer in Health Psychology at the University of Bath
Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)
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- Health psychology interventions
- Health psychology approaches
- Advanced research methods for applied psychology
- Health psychology placement
- Health psychology dissertation
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesPsychology Health Sciences View 1710 other Masters in Health Sciences in United Kingdom
- You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above.
- To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology. The degree should be recognised by the British Psychological Society as providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC).
- We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.
- We welcome applications from graduates from all countries so if you can’t see your country in the list, please contact our admissions team for advice about your specific entry requirements.
International11500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11500 GBP per year during 24 months.
National5250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5250 GBP per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Bath
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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