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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Collegiate Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course summary

  • Meet the British Psychological Society's (BPS) Stage 1 requirements for progression to becoming a Health Psychologist.
  • Gain knowledge, skills, values and academic approach to secure employment or career development within a variety of health-related settings.

Successfully completing the course provides you with the skills to progress onto Stage 2 Health Psychology training including the BPS accredited Doctoral Programme in Health Psychology, which confers eligibility for registration as a Practitioner Health Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council.

How you learn

The course content includes perspectives and contexts in health research and practice, introduction to research methods, health cognitions and behaviour, psychobiological determinants of health, applications and practice of health psychology, client groups and stakeholders, advanced research methods and a research project.

You learn through

  • online study
  • group work
  • problem solving
  • practitioner skills workshops
  • research conferences

Modules combine online learning with monthly on-campus study days. This provides flexible learning opportunities to enable a diverse range of students to study alongside employment and/or family commitments. Students attend a block week on campus in September, before typically attending one day per month thereafter.

Our course leaders are experts in clinical health practitioner work in private practice and in the NHS. The course includes an introduction to a range of applied skills that you will practice during on-campus study days.

Applied practitioner skills include

  • motivational interviewing techniques
  • conflict resolution skills relevant to working in multidisciplinary healthcare teams
  • consultation and collaborative treatment planning
  • solution-focused counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • the communication of bad news
  • critical self-reflection and ethical reasoning

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • psychology practitioner
  • psychology academic
  • public health
  • research
  • education
  • industry
  • health promotion.

Tuition fees

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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    80th out of 118 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    112 52%

    77th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58 58%

    79th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    36th

    38

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