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Health Psychology MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

De Montfort University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Leicester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

Health psychology is an expanding area of global employment with opportunities for graduates in hospitals, universities and community-based organisations. Designed and delivered in collaboration with researchers and practitioners within the field, this course will give you the opportunity to explore the many ways in which psychology can be applied to an understanding of health and illness and to modern healthcare systems.

Most of your studies will take place on campus, but we also incorporate hospital and community-based learning experiences delivered by a team of academic health psychologists, based at DMU, in collaboration with practitioner psychologists working within the NHS. All academic staff contributing to the course are research-active, have presented their research at national and international conferences and published in specialist journals including Social Science and Medicine, Psychology and Health, and Journal of Health Psychology.

There is a significant focus on developing skills that are transferable to a variety of careers and contexts on an international level. The course is designed to improve your understanding in professional areas such as ethics and reflective practice to enhance your employability across a range of health and social care careers. Successful graduates (who already hold a BPS-accredited undergraduate award in Psychology) can progress on to stage two training in Health Psychology in order to attain registration as a practitioner psychologist.

Key features

  • Professionally accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), the course has been commended on the quality of student support, the quality of research methods training, links with local communities and services, and the development of inter-professional skills through short placements.
  • Suitable for recent graduates and experienced professionals looking to enhance their specialist skills and career opportunities.
  • Develop your practical and professional skills through multidisciplinary hospital and community-based learning experiences.
  • Benefit from inter-professional learning and develop a range of transferable skills, alongside individuals from a range of backgrounds.
  • Our experienced academic staff and many of our graduates have presented their innovative research at national and international conferences.
  • Enhance your employability across a range of career paths within health and social care.
  • The course also benefits from two distinctive strands, especially pertinent to working as a contemporary health psychologist – social and cultural diversity, and inter-professional relationships.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching typically includes lectures, group seminars and individual tutorials, You are encouraged to become an independent and proactive learner, and we will recommend reading and electronic resources for independent study to help develop the breadth and depth of your knowledge.

Graduate careers

The Health Psychology course is designed to deliver a range of transferable skills and enhance your employability across a range of health and social care careers. Health psychology is an expanding area of global employment, with opportunities for graduates in hospitals, universities and community-based organisations.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,600per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

De Montfort University

  • University League Table

    81st

  • Campus address

    De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 9BH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    43rd out of 118 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    109 51%

    87th

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    15th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    26th

    14

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