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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Talbot Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course is designed to give you an advanced knowledge and understanding of Health Psychology theory and practice, and of the application of health psychology across all aspects of health, illness and disability. As such, a good understanding of basic psychological concepts, research methods and statistics is required for success.

Our MSc Health Psychology course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), providing the first stage of training for becoming a Health Psychologist, and equipping students with the necessary qualification to undertake stage two training in Health Psychology accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for those wishing to pursue a career as a Practitioner Psychologist in Health. A minimum of an upper second class honours degree (60% or above) at undergraduate and MSc Level is usually required for entry onto Stage 2 training.

This course is designed to give you an advanced knowledge and understanding of Health Psychology theory and practice, and of the application of health psychology across all aspects of health, illness and disability. As such, a good understanding of basic psychological concepts, research methods and statistics is required for success.

Our MSc Health Psychology course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), providing the first stage of training for becoming a Health Psychologist, and equipping students with the necessary qualification to undertake stage two training in Health Psychology accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for those wishing to pursue a career as a Practitioner Psychologist in Health. A minimum of an upper second class honours degree (60% or above) at undergraduate and MSc Level is usually required for entry onto Stage 2 training.

This course is designed to give you an advanced knowledge and understanding of Health Psychology theory and practice, and of the application of health psychology across all aspects of health, illness and disability. As such, a good understanding of basic psychological concepts, research methods and statistics is required for success.

Our MSc Health Psychology course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), providing the first stage of training for becoming a Health Psychologist, and equipping students with the necessary qualification to undertake stage two training in Health Psychology accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for those wishing to pursue a career as a Practitioner Psychologist in Health. A minimum of an upper second class honours degree (60% or above) at undergraduate and MSc Level is usually required for entry onto Stage 2 training.

On our MSc, you will undertake a work placement as part of the course. We are well-placed to offer a variety of placements, having good links with external placement providers such as NHS Trusts and clinicians, schools, and public health domains, and we also offer the opportunity for our students to gain experience as research assistants, working on academically led research. Students who undertake placements with external placement providers tend to have relevant work experience.

Uniquely, we offer expertise in the area of stress and resilience across the lifespan. This child health psychology focus is not currently offered on any other MSc in the UK.

The course also provides a sound, broad training in health and psychology-related skills suitable for entering a number of professional avenues across academic, healthcare, and public health settings. If you have an upper second class honours degree or above at undergraduate level, you could go on to consider a career in research, including research psychologist positions, or PhD or Doctoral level study and postdoctoral research in health psychology, or in a variety of medical settings.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,500per year

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University information

Bournemouth University

  • University League Table

    68th

  • Campus address

    Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, Poole, BH12 5BB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    63rd out of 118 29

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    106 51%

    91st

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    34th

    65
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    38th

    10

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