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  • Study Type

    Distance learning , Full time & Part time available

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  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    Full-time: One Year. Part-time: Two years

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  • Course Fees

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  • Last Updated

    24 August 2017

Course content

Why choose this course?

• Study a course accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)
• Develop the understanding necessary for the academic component of the route towards becoming a Registered Health Psychologist
• Improve your skills in reviewing literature, formulating pertinent research questions and exploring these through the application of contemporary psychological methodologies
• Gain the knowledge to work within multi-professional health care contexts.

About this course

Successful completion of this course fulfils stage one of the requirements towards Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and full membership of the Division of Health Psychology, if you hold Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership when you begin the course.

Accredited course
In our most recent accreditation visit (November 2014) we received six commendations from the BPS for our course.

In particular, we were commended for:
• Innovative health psychology focused assessments that are applied in nature and will benefit Stage Two training and future employment prospects
• Support mechanisms (e.g. PDP and tutorials) that promote employability and transferable skills
• Recognition of the importance of developing networking skills and attendance of the Midlands Health Psychology Network conference as part of the course
• Commitment and enthusiasm of the teaching team to providing a supportive student experience within a student centred approach.
• Develop a deeper understanding of health psychology
• This course will help you to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to critically evaluate the fundamental theoretical, empirical, and practical applications of health psychology.

Our MSc Health Psychology fulfils the standards of the British Psychological Society masters courses (Stage One training) in health psychology (October 2014), which with Stage Two postgraduate training, equips you for practice as a registered health psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

September (full-time or part-time) or January 2017 (part-time only)
Course length: Full-time: one year (two days per week). Part-time: two years (one day per week). If you study this course on-campus full-time, you’ll come into the University on Wednesdays and Thursdays. If you choose to study part-time you’ll come in on Wednesdays during your first year and Thursdays during your second year.

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





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