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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of St Andrews

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    06-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MSc in Health Psychology starts students on the path to becoming a Chartered Psychologist and provides training in the applications of psychological theory and research methods.

Course information

The MSc in Health Psychology is a one-year taught programme run in collaboration with NHS Fife and the School of Medicine and the School of Psychology and Neuroscience at St Andrews. Upon successful completion, you will be equipped with the necessary skills to embark on your Stage 2 training or to facilitate research at MPhil or PhD level.

The programme is intended for graduate psychologists who wish to apply theoretical knowledge from their initial degree into a qualification that can launch them into a career of health psychology working for a health care provider or into health-related research.

Highlights

  • Successful completion of the course provides a Stage 1 Professional Training for Chartered Health Psychologist status with the British Psychological Society.
  • Students have the opportunity to undertake placements in clinical settings, participating in at least 12 clinical placement visits (students will be required to meet travel costs of approximately £120).
  • Students can access numerous labs including: the Coding Room (for communication research), the Prep and Consultation labs (for behavioural health-related research) and the Simulation Lab at the School of Medicine (for running experimental studies and conducting face-to-face or telephone interviews).
  • Taught by experienced teaching staff who have active research programmes in an area of health psychology.
  • Continuous assessment linked to theory modules based upon realistic problems facing health psychologists.

Careers

Students enrolled on the MSc Health Psychology go on to employment opportunities in the NHS Psychological or Public Health Services or join health services research programmes.

Find out more about career pathways for health psychologists (PDF) , a document put together by the BPS Division of Health Psychology-Scotland committee.

Application deadline

30 June 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 24,240per year

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

University information

University of St Andrews

  • University League Table

    3rd

  • Campus address

    University of St Andrews, College Gate, St Andrews, KY16 9AJ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 118 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    215 100%

    1st

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    71 71%

    31st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.37 87%

    4th

    4

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