This MSc program is delivered over 1 year at full time, but can be taken at part time over 2 years.
The program’s stated aims are to give you a rigorous academic framework, in which you can study the psychological processes which affect heath, illness and the way healthcare is delivered. It will strive to teach you how to apply health psychology generally, and give you the skills you’ll need to meet the BPS’s Stage One Training requirement. You can use that perspective to study way to promote health, ways to analyse healthcare provision, or ways to prevent or ameliorate illness.
You’ll do more than attend classes, though. You’ll deliver an Empirical Project which will allow you to design and explore your own research. You might look at stress and coping strategies, contexts and applications f health psychology, one or more fundamental issues within the discipline or a wide range of other approaches.