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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Stag Hill

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Why choose this course

On our MSc Health Psychology course, we'll give you an insider’s perspective on theories, methods and techniques of health psychology, and the relationship these have with health and illness. This includes a study of the psychological processes involved in maintaining health, the pathological responses to ill health and stress, and the promotion of wellbeing among the physically ill.

On successful completion of this course, you’ll have the Stage 1 training needed to progress onto Stage 2, in order to become a Chartered Health Psychologist.

What you will study

You’ll learn theories and practical issues relevant to health psychology and an understanding of different approaches to research. You’ll learn about a range of applied topics, such as living with chronic conditions, health issues impacting health psychology, how we can help people to maintain their health across their lifespan, psychological aspects of healthcare, and the use of cognitive behavioural therapy for health psychology. We’ll also give you an insight into qualitative and quantitative research methods, ensuring you have a solid foundation to collect, analyse and interpret different kinds of data.

You’ll complete a research dissertation that will allow you to carry out experiments and projects on important topics in the field. We’ll match your interests with the expertise of our academic staff, ensuring you get the best support. These collaborations have seen previous students’ work being published in top-tier journals.

Careers and graduate prospects

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.

On successful completion of this course, you’ll have the Stage 1 training needed to progress onto Stage 2, in order to become a Chartered Health Psychologist.

Over 93% of our graduates from this course go on to full-time employment or further study.* Our alumni take on roles as health advisors, prison therapy assistants, projects officers, and public health officers. Graduates go on to work for NHS trusts, healthcare organisations and charities.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 21,700per year

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

University information

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University of Surrey

  • University League Table

    34th

  • Campus address

    University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, England

The University of Surrey has over 140 nationalities in its international community.
38% of the university’s student population is from outside the UK.
Surrey has over 90 university partners across the globe.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 118 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    149 69%

    29th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    15th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    65th

    41

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