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    1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

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    06 December 2017

Course content

Health psychology is the educational, scientific, and professional contributions of psychology to: understanding the promotion and maintenance of health and the aetiology of illness, the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of physical illness, the study of psychological, social, emotional, and behavioural factors in physical illness, the improvement of the health care system, and formulation of health policy. This masters in health psychology programme aims to train people who will become scientist-practitioners working in a range of health settings.

Introducing your course

Human behaviour is a root cause of much physical illness. Take the MSc in Health Psychology and explore how psychological knowledge can improve wellbeing and manage chronic illness. Studying biopsychosocial aspects of health and illness, you will learn to develop and evaluate cutting-edge interventions to promote healthy lifestyles and effective coping with illness. Apply for our masters degree in Health Psychology and gain the knowledge and skills to use psychology to really make a difference to people’s lives.


The BPS-accredited MSc Health Psychology programme extends over one full calendar year for full-time students and 27 months for part-time students.

On this masters in health psychology the core taught component of the programme extends over two semesters. There are seven core modules, covering health psychology and research methods. In addition to the core modules, you will be expected to take one optional unit and attend a bespoke series of generic skills workshops during your MSc Health Psychology studies.

The MSc Health Psychology Programme Director is Prof Christina Liossi. The Deputy Programme Director is Prof Roger Ingham.

Visit the programme specification document for this course

Visit the Health Psychology - MSc page on the University of Southampton website for more details!




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