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Masters degrees in Health Psychology explore the psychological factors and related behavioural processes that contribute to the maintenance and improvement of physical wellbeing.
Related postgraduate specialisms include Public Health and Psychology of Health. Entry requirements typically include an undergraduate degree such as Sport and Exercise Science, Medicine, Nursing or Psychology.
Health psychologists don’t only think about health in terms of biological wellbeing; they also consider how psychological factors (such as thoughts and beliefs), and behavioural factors (such as habits) can improve or damage it.
With this in mind, you may study how certain behaviours like excessive alcohol consumption may be harmful over time, and how a psychological approach can reduce these habits.
Alternatively, you might explore how the encouragement of habits such as increased exercise may improve health, and how approaches like psychotherapy or positive reinforcement can boost the development of normal behaviours.
Health psychologists typically work alongside other health professionals such as doctors and nurses within a clinical or healthcare setting. This could include inpatient departments, rehabilitation centres, community centres, probation services and prisons.
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When it comes to investment, mental health trails far behind other fields of healthcare. This opens a world of opportunity for passionate people looking to create sustainable strategies to address the treatment gap and lead the charge for mental wellbeing. Read more
Health Psychology plays a key role in improving the health and wellbeing of the population. This course, based in the heart of London, was one of the first Masters in Health Psychology and has been accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) since 1999. Read more
Promoting the scientific study of health, illness and healthcare to improve health outcomes for patients and the public. These courses are for high-performing, self-directed individuals who want to learn about complex problems of health and healthcare from a psychological perspective. Read more
This course is designed to give you an advanced knowledge and understanding of Health Psychology theory and practice, and of the application of health psychology across all aspects of health, illness and disability. . Read more
If you enjoy understanding the way we think and interact with the world, the behaviours and coping mechanisms displayed within health and health care this advanced degree will enable you to play an active role in solving major health challenges. Read more
Accredited by British Psychological Society (BPS), this course is designed to help you become a practising health psychologist, supporting others in dealing with the psychological and emotional aspects of health and illness, as well promoting healthier lifestyles. Read more
Interest in health psychology is growing rapidly among psychologists and other health service and occupational health professionals mostly thanks to the shifting emphasis in provision and governance of healthcare in the UK, and changes to the NHS' organisation and mission. Read more
Health psychologists apply their knowledge of psychology and health to understand illness and promote health and wellbeing. They aim to enhance psychological and emotional outcomes for individuals who are ill or who have a disability, and develop healthcare policy and work to improve the healthcare system. Read more
This course is for you if you wish to take one of the UK's only Distance Learning MSc programmes in Health Psychology that have BPS accreditation. In the most recent accreditation the online and campus-based courses received commendations, including the reflective practice incorporated into the course, the online induction programme and the positive feedback from students. Read more
Health psychology is the study of psychological and behavioural processes in health, illness, and healthcare. It is concerned with understanding how psychological, behavioural, and cultural factors contribute to physical health and illness. Read more
This course is for you if you wish to take an on-campus MSc in Health Psychology, that follows the BPS curriculum. The MSc Health Psychology course is fully accredited by the BPS and confers Stage 1 Training to become a Health Psychologist. Read more
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. Read more
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