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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    City Centre Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our MSc in Health Psychology covers the application of psychological theories, research and methodologies to the study of health and disease processes. This British Psychological Society accredited, master's course is ideal for those looking for a career in health psychology.

Using a blend of research led teaching and practical experiences, on this course you will explore:

the theoretical models of health psychology and how they are applied in practice
how individual differences influence health through the lifespan
the management of health from individual to societal level
show psychological factors get inside the body and lead to illness

You will learn from an expert team with a variety of health-related backgrounds and excellent research records. Through our experience and networks we will ensure that you and your learning are at the cutting edge of health psychology.

The programme is a BPS-accredited Stage 1 training to students with undergraduate degrees, that confer the Graduate Basis for Chartership. The course is also offered on a part-time basis, over two years. It is also an excellent start to professional development as a practitioner, upon the completion of Stage 2 training, when it is accompanied by the BPS Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBS)

This full time course is heavily employment focused and will prepare you for roles in the areas of health promotion, healthcare delivery, illness management and rehabilitation.

Previous graduates have gone on to work across a spectrum of health-related psychology disciplines locally, nationally and globally. Their roles have included careers as assistant psychologists in the NHS, charitable organisations and the private sector. Some have moved on to research posts, and others are undertaking PhDs.

The broad skills-base means that health psychologists are also attractive to consultancy companies looking for expertise in training, research or intervention.

Northumbria University's accredited Stage 1 British Psychological Society (BPS) Health Psychology Masters ensures graduates complete the course with a real understanding of research and practice in the world of health psychology. You will gain a thorough knowledge of cutting-edge issues in the sector and develop a range of transferable skills.

Our career focused course prepares you for roles in the areas of health promotion, healthcare delivery, illness management and rehabilitation. Previous graduates have gone on to work across the spectrum of health-related psychology disciplines locally, nationally and globally. Some work as assistant psychologists in the NHS, charitable organisations and the private sector, some have moved on to research posts, and others are undertaking PhDs.

The broad skills-base means that health psychologists are also attractive to consultancy companies looking for expertise in training, research or intervention.

This course, when accompanied by the BPS Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBS) is an excellent start to professional development as a practitioner on the completion of Stage 2 training.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,500per year

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

University information

Northumbria University, Newcastle

  • University League Table

    52nd

  • Campus address

    Northumbria University, Northumberland Building, Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 8ST, England

Students from around the world come to Northumbria for its reputation in law, design, engineering, business and architecture, amongst others.
Northumbria has an international community of students from over 130 countries, and decades of experience in welcoming students to the city of Newcastle.
Northumbria is one of the leading new universities in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    41st out of 118 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    137 64%

    41st

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%

    57th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    31st

    24

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