-Develop your skills to critically evaluate the current knowledge, theory and evidence base relevant to health psychology. Equip you with the skills and capabilities relevant to progression to health psychology practice. -Develop your skills to use a range of techniques and research methods applicable to psychological enquiry. -Enable you to apply relevant ethical, legal and professional practice frameworks and maintain appropriate professional boundaries. -Develop your ability to communicate effectively (verbally and non-verbally) with colleagues, research supervisors and a wider audience. -Enable you to demonstrate an ability to disseminate work appropriately in a range of written and oral formats. -Equip you with the conceptual understanding, skills and knowledge to critically reflect on and synthesise all of the above to inform your developing professional identity as a trainee health psychologist.
The MSc in Health Psychology is awarded on the successful completion of the following modules: -Core Issues in Health Psychology -Psychology Research Methods -Communication Issues in Health Care Settings -Impact and Experience of Long-term Conditions -Applications of Health Psychology -Dissertation
These modules cover the core curriculum of health psychology required by the BPS for Stage One professional training.
Staffordshire University Masters Program The MSc in Health Psychology operates within the general framework for the University Modular Masters Programme. To obtain an MSc in Health Psychology you will have to complete modules worth 180 credits. This programme of study normally takes 12 months full-time or 24 months part-time to complete. It is also possible to obtain a Postgraduate Certificate in Health Psychology following the completion of taught modules worth 60 credits, or a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Psychology having completed taught modules worth 120 credits.
Full time students attend weekly sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Part time students attend on Thursdays in the first year, and Tuesdays in the second year.
Graduates from the MSc Health Psychology go on to work in a range of settings such as: research assistantships, trainee psychologists, systematic reviewers, stop-smoking advisors, IAPT practitioners, and PhD studentships.
Staffordshire University also offers a Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology which provides Stage Two professional training in Health Psychology with full-time and part-time modes of study.
Other admission requirements
Applicants who have not completed their degree at a recognised UK university must obtain Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) from the British Psychological Society (BPS) and include evidence of this with their application. Applicants whose first language is not English must have achieved 7.0 or above on all components of the IELTS and provide evidence of this with their application.
If you do not meet our entry criteria: If you have a BSc Hons in psychology at a 2.2 level and recent clinical experience or other relevant qualifications you may be eligible to register for the certificate in Health Psychology, with the potential to progress to the MSc. Please contact Dr Amy Burton [email protected] to discuss your options.
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