Health Psychology at National University of Ireland, Galway is concerned with the application of psychological theory, research, and practice to the promotion and maintenance of health; the identification and amelioration of psychological factors contributing to physical illness and the improvement of the health care system and formulation of health policy.
Given the strong academic and research basis of this programme, this qualification has relevance for working in a diverse range of settings. Previous graduates have gained employment in research posts and health service evaluation. Other opportunities include working with health authorities or voluntary organisations, that provide support, education and training to those with health-related difficulties. Graduates may also find employment in the area of health promotion or health education.
In addition to helping to prepare for employment in which a background in psychology is an advantage, the MSc (Health Psychology) also provides an excellent foundation for further postgraduate study. Some previous students have progressed to PhD studies, and have gained employment in Universities and other higher education settings (eg. teaching psychology to health professionals or those in training, as well as psychology students and/or conducting research). Others have pursued studies in Clinical Psychology, with Clinical-Health Psychology a potential route in which to specialise.
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Programme StructureCourses include
- Health Promotion and Behaviour Change
- Research Methods in Psychology
- Perspectives in Health Psychology
- Biobehavioural Processes in Health and Illness
- Psychological Processes in Health and Illness
- Research & Professional Skills
- Minor Dissertation
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesPsychology Human Medicine View 47 other Masters in Psychology in Ireland
The programme is intended for psychology graduates (at National Framework of Qualifications Level 8; ) with at least a Second Class Honours primary degree in Psychology (or equivalent). The selection of candidates is based on academic merit. In recent years, candidates who have been offered a place on the programme have at least an upper Second Class Honours primary degree in Psychology. The degree (or equivalent) should be accredited by the PSI, or should be an equivalent international qualification.
International16400 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 16400 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA6800 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6800 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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