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About Health Psychology
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Health Psychology MSc, accredited by the British Psychological Society, aims to equip students to apply the scientific and theoretical principles and ideas of health psychology using a scholarly and critical approach, and to develop the practical skills and knowledge required for employment or research in the field.
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.
We offer both full-time and part-time courses as well as a wide range of Online Distance Learning courses
Join Staffordshire University’s Psychology department for postgraduate study and you’ll learn from internationally-recognised research staff whose focus is your future employability.
• A range of courses developed with public sector organisations within the education, teaching, business, health, law and psychology spheres.
In the face of escalating global healthcare issues, the University of Glasgow offer a range of postgraduate programmes, delivered 100% online: