Full time January, September MSc 1 Year

About the course

Overview

Bridging the gap between medicine and psychology, our course focuses on understanding the behavioural processes around health, illness and disability, and is one of the only British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited MScs in this subject to offer an 18-week placement. Our MSc Health Psychology programme is designed to allow students to develop knowledge and skills across all of the main areas of health psychology to postgraduate level. We cover a wide-range of topics, from advanced research methods, through to a working and evidence-based knowledge of health psychology approaches, theories, models and interventions. 

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Entry Requirements

A 2:1 or higher in a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited undergraduate Psychology degree conferring Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC), including a 2:1 or higher in the project module. Your project supervisor will also need to supply a letter of recommendation.


Fees

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 Course Content


Where is University of Buckingham

Student Profile(s)

Priyanjali

Studying on the Health Psychology Masters course at Buckingham has allowed me to develop strong skills central to working in research and other areas of Health Psychology. I have strong verbal and written communication skills, having had the opportunity to deliver conference style-presentations and therapeutic techniques such as motivational interviewing. Furthermore, a testament to the high level of writing skills I have developed as a result of studying at Buckingham is that I have a publication under my belt at Masters level, having my Masters dissertation published in the Journal of Health Psychology in June 2019. These skills have prepared me well for my job as a Research Assistant for Public Health England’s Behavioural Science Team within the Emergency Response Department. I put to use my abilities to thoroughly review and analyse research literature, my quantitative and qualitative data analysis knowledge and my report writing skills- to name a few. Ultimately, studying at Buckingham has given me a strong foundation for me to be able to build what I hope will be a successful and meaningful career in Health Psychology.

Scholarships

A first-class scholarship is available to both home and international students studying a postgraduate degree at the University. The scholarship will reduce tuition fees by 33%.

Value of Scholarship(s)

33% reduction in tuition fees

Eligibility

A first-class scholarship is available to both home and international students studying a Masters degree at the University. The scholarship will reduce tuition fees by 33%

Application Procedure

This scholarship will automatically be awarded, there is no formal application required.

History of the Scholarship
In 2003 Sir Christopher Ondaatje kindly gave a very generous donation to the University to fund one-year scholarships for Buckingham graduates or for overseas graduates undertaking postgraduate studies at Buckingham, and for Buckingham students attending Massey College, University of Toronto, to undertake postgraduate studies there. Students who obtain a Master’s degree are then eligible to apply to have their PhD studies funded by the University of Toronto.

Scholarship details
We offer up to four scholarships for postgraduate study at Buckingham to students commencing their studies in September or January. Each scholarship is awarded on merit and is open to competition.

The scholarships are worth up to £4,000 each towards the tuition fees for one year’s postgraduate study.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£4,000

Eligibility

Anyone interested in applying for the Ondaatje Scholarship should already have the offer of a place at Buckingham for postgraduate study.

Application Procedure

Anyone interested in applying for the Ondaatje Scholarship should already have the offer of a place at Buckingham for postgraduate study, but cannot apply once they have commenced their Master’s degree. Completed applications should be emailed to: admissions@buckingham.ac.uk

Applications should include:
- Ondaatje Scholarship Application form 2020 (download from: https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/admissions/scholarships/open/ondaatje)
- An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- An academic reference
- A letter stating your proposed programme of study, why you wish to undertake it and why you believe that you should be awarded the scholarship

Applications for postgraduate courses commencing September 2020 will close 16th July 2021.

Applications for postgraduate courses commencing January 2021 will close 5th November 2021.

The final decision regarding the awards will be made by the Scholarship Committee Members. Candidates will be notified of the outcome within two weeks of the closing date.


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