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Health Psychology - MSc


Course Description

With the shifting emphasis in governance and health-related policy papers, health psychology continues to grow in popularity.

Communities are dynamic and always changing, so our understanding and support of health, wellbeing and behavioural changes needs to be considerate of all diverse groups. On our new MSc Health Psychology course, you will study a range of techniques and methods, ensuring you graduate with the skills you need to be a competent, knowledgeable health psychology practitioner.

What's covered in the course?

We will provide you with a detailed understanding of the key theoretical and applied issues in health psychology. These include the key psychological theories and applications which support behaviour change, addressing disease prevention and enhancing health and wellbeing, managing health, health promotion and health interventions, and self-reflection on your own learning and development.

Contemporary health issues will be put into context at local, national and international levels, exposing you to issues which cover the globe as well as local areas.

You’ll be taught how to submit a research ethics proposal, which will address a health issue with the use of psychology. You will also learn how to complete a mini systematic review, which will provide a rationale for your health psychology project, and how to evaluate and conduct analysis. You will also enhance your skills in communication, presentation and group work.

Why Choose Us?

-We have academics who are active in contemporary cutting-edge applied health psychology research, which will be showcased on this programme and will inspire your research interests.
-Our academics are experts in their chosen field, and have first-hand experience of working in practice, which will underpin the syllabus where the application of health psychology to practice will also be showcased.
-The option to study either full-time or part-time means you can fit your studies in alongside your personal and work commitments.
-This programme will provide you with assessment choices from selected options on each module, as well as a flexible blended learning approach which has been put into place to suit various preferences and learning patterns.

Employability

You will be taught the skills and theory you need to be successful in the health psychology industry.

We will provide workshops that’ll enable you to work as a researcher in health psychology or as an assistant psychologist working in the health sector.

We encourage you to gain voluntary work experience within the charity and health-related sectors.

Visit the Health Psychology - MSc page on the Birmingham City University website for more details!



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Entry Requirements

This programme will require standard entrants to have a minimum of a Second Class Honours degree in psychology, recognised by the British Psychological Society as conferring GBC (or an oversees equivalent). Applications will also be considered for interview from graduates that have a minimum of a 2:2 with honours and have covered psychology with a cognate discipline (or an overseas equivalent).

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