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MSc Health Psychology


Course Description

Course Summary

This course meets the stage one Health Psychology training requirements developed by the Division of Health Psychology of the British Psychological Society. Our graduates are successful in working/studying in industry, academia, charitable organisations and the NHS.

The course provides a complete grounding in the theory, themes, professional issues and practical skills central to stage one Health Psychology training. The course has established links with health organisations where students gain work experience and carry out research.

Students can carry out health psychology research with the School of Pharmacy at University College London (UCL): research is jointly supervised by Chartered Health Psychologists at UWL and UCL. UCL School of Pharmacy is one of the most highly rated pharmacy schools in the UK.

You will be encouraged to present your work at health psychology conferences. Students who successfully complete the course have fulfilled the stage one training requirements which are a first step towards Chartered Psychologist status and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Health Psychologist.

When does the course run

The full-time course runs on Monday and Tuesday each week for two semesters followed by time to complete the dissertation. Part-time students attend on Mondays or Tuesdays depending on which stage of the course they are at. We offer you the flexibility to switch from full-time to part-time.

Modules

Biopsychosocial Issues in Health Psychology
Individual Differences in the Psychology of Health and Illness
Chronic Disorder and Health Psychology Interventions
Advanced Research Methods
Practice and Professional Issues in Health Psychology
Supervised Research Project

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

Student Profiles
(Scholarship)

William Brake Bursary - 10 Awards

The William Brake Bursaries are kindly supported by the William Brake Charitable Trust, and are open to current students studying an undergraduate or postgraduate degree course. Candidates will have to complete an application form stating their academic record to date and will need to provide detailed information on their financial circumstances. The successful candidates will be chosen by the University’s selection committee.Duratoin of award: one year

Value of Scholarship(s)

£1000

Eligibility

The bursaries are open to prospective students intending on studying an undergraduate or postgraduate degree course. Candidates will have to complete an application form stating their academic record to date and will need to provide detailed information on their financial circumstances. The successful candidates will be chosen by the University’s selection committee.

Application Procedure

Download the application form
Return it to us by the application deadline: 5pm, Friday 28 October 2016.
More information about the application process can be found on the form. Please note that only successful applicants will be notified.

Further Information

http://www.uwl.ac.uk/sites/default/files/Departments/Students/scholarships/2015-2016_forms/the_william_brake_bursaries_2016_v1.pdf


(Scholarship)

The Mollie Clay Bursary - Single Award

The Mollie Clay Bursary is kindly supported by the Mollie Clay Trust, and is open to current students studying an undergraduate or postgraduate degree course. Candidates will have to complete an application form stating their academic record to date and will need to provide detailed information on their financial circumstances. The successful candidates will be chosen by the University’s selection committee.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£1,000

Eligibility

The Mollie Clay Bursary is open to prospective students intending on studying an undergraduate or postgraduate degree course. Candidates will have to complete an application form stating their academic record to date and will need to provide detailed information on their financial circumstances. The successful candidates will be chosen by the University’s selection committee.

Application Procedure

Download the application form
Return it to us by the application deadline: 5pm, Friday 28 October 2016.
More information about the application process can be found on the form. Please note that only successful applicants will be notified.

Further Information

http://www.uwl.ac.uk/students/undergraduate/scholarships-and-bursaries/mollie-clay-bursary


(Scholarship)

The Syed Hamid Bursary - Single Award

The Syed Hamid Bursary is kindly supported by the Syed Hamid Charitable Trust, and is open to current students studying an undergraduate or postgraduate degree course. Candidates will have to complete an application form stating their academic record to date and will need to provide detailed information on their financial circumstances. The successful candidates will be chosen by the University’s selection committee.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£1000

Eligibility

The Syed Hamid Charitable Trust Bursary is open to prospective students intending on studying an undergraduate or postgraduate degree course. Candidates will have to complete an application form stating their academic record to date and will need to provide detailed information on their financial circumstances. The successful candidates will be chosen by the University’s selection committee.

Application Procedure

Download the application form
Return it to us by the application deadline: 5pm, Friday 28 October 2016.
More information about the application process can be found on the form. Please note that only successful applicants will be notified.

Further Information

http://www.uwl.ac.uk/students/undergraduate/scholarships-and-bursaries/syed-hamid-bursary



Entry Requirements

Applicants must hold, or be eligible for, the Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC) of theBritish Psychological Society (BPS) with usually an upper second or first class award. Applicants who do not have an upper second award may be considered if they:- Can demonstrate evidence of practical experience relevant to Health Psychology.- Have attained an additional qualification relevant to Health Psychology.- Can show evidence of attainments during their undergraduate degree which indicate particular strengths in Health Psychology.

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