2012/13 Psychology (Health)
|Attendance||Full time, Part time|
|Faculty||Life and Health Sciences|
The Programme top
This programme is accredited with the BPS and is the only postgraduate course in health psychology in Northern Ireland and the only distance learning MSc in health psychology in the UK, provides the training, knowledge and skills you will need to develop your professional and/or research skills in the various areas of psychology applied to health.
Four of our programme team are Registered Health Psychologists and several are actively involved in the development of health psychology nationally and internationally.
Health psychologists work within the National Health Service (NHS) providing psychological assessment, behaviour change interventions, and the provision and management of psychological care and rehabilitation of people with chronic illnesses. In addition to the NHS, employment opportunities occur in industry and academic settings. The School of Psychology has particular strengths in teaching and research in the area of health psychology.
The programme will be of interest to graduates in psychology who wish to become professional psychologists, particularly in health psychology, or who wish to develop careers in research or application of psychology across the range of health care settings. It will also be of interest to psychology graduates who wish to pursue a career in research and academia.
Structure and Content top
• Context and perspectives in health psychology
• Methods and issues in research and practice
• Models and applications in health psychology
• Social, cultural and family perspectives on health psychology
Plus (masters only):
Duration and Mode of Attendance top
Part time: PgDip – four semesters; MSc – two academic years
Entry Conditions top
Applications are invited for entry to this one year full-time or two year part-time course by distance learning, starting in September 2012. Applicants should normally hold a second-class honours degree (or equivalent) which provides the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society. It will benefit applicants with a lower second-class honours degree if they can demonstrate relevant experience or evidence of additional competence in health psychology.
What are the TOEFL and IELTS requirements?
• IELTS: 6.0
• TOEFL: 550.