How can we change risky health behaviours (such as smoking, drinking)? Why don’t people take medicines as directed, even when the medicines are prescribed for serious illnesses? What psychological and social factors influence physical health?
This course is aimed at a variety of graduates; people working in the health who wish to further their understanding of the psychological aspects of health and illness; health professionals (medical doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, to mention a few); international students; psychology graduates who wish to gain skills to help them obtain a place on a Clinical Psychology Doctorate or study further at PhD level; and graduates in related disciplines such as sociology and anthropology. Aims
The MSc teaches an understanding the psychological aspects of health, illness beliefs, and behaviours, and provides knowledge and research skills to undertake health research.
A UK first or 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in a Social Sciences or medical related subject, the health professions or applicants who hold a medical degree. Applicants with 2.2 Psychology degree with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants with other 2.2 degrees that have a maths background plus substantial relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.Please note our MSc Psychology, Health & Behaviour course is not a pathway to becoming a Health Psychologist in the UK.