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Embark on a transformative journey with the MSc/PgD/PgC in Health Psychology at Cardiff Met. Delve into the intricate interplay of psychology, biology, and environmental factors on health and well-being. This programme equips you with the expertise to promote healthier lifestyles and enhance overall well-being by understanding the profound impact of health-related thoughts and behaviours. The curriculum is meticulously designed to enhance employability, offering a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills essential for a successful career in health psychology. Engage in interactive learning through lectures, group work, and practical workshops, preparing you for stage 1 training in health psychology. Benefit from diverse module options covering research methods, biopsychosocial issues, health behaviour change, and more. The programme's accreditation by the BPS ensures quality education and eligibility for Chartered Psychology status. Join a supportive academic community with an open-door policy, dedicated personal tutors, and access to state-of-the-art facilities at the Psychology Postgraduate and Research Centre. Take the first step towards a rewarding career in health psychology with this esteemed programme.

About the course

Health psychology focuses on the roles of psychology, biology and social or environmental factors on health and health related behaviour. Health psychologists promote healthier lifestyles and seek to improve well-being by understanding the impact that health related thoughts, feelings and behaviour can have on the individual.

Health strategy has been shifting from the treatment of disease to the maintenance of health and prevention of illness. The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act (2015) aims to improve the nation’s social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being. This is particularly important given that relative to the rest of the UK, Wales has more older people and high burden of chronic illness (Public Health Wales Observatory, 2018).

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Entry Requirements

A good honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) in Psychology, usually from a BPS (British Psychological Society) accredited undergraduate course. Those without these qualifications may still be considered, please contact the Programme Director for more advice ().


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As a postgraduate, research or part-time student, the tuition fees you are charged will depend on the course you choose to study.

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The MSc course at Cardiff Met covers a broad range of topics, so you get the best insight into the practice and application of psychological research into health-related behaviours.

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