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MSc Health Psychology

University of Surrey
Surrey, England, UK
Courses in UKCourses in England12mths full-time; 24mths part-time

Why Surrey?
Health psychology applies the theories, methods and techniques of psychology to issues of health and illness. These are integrated into the psychological processes related to the maintenance of health, the promotion of the psychological wellbeing of the physically ill, and the normal and pathological responses to ill health and stress.

Module overview

Programme structure
You will consider the psychological and physiological responses of the individual to ill health, as well as the social and community contexts of health-related behaviours and the systems for healthcare.

You will be equipped with a sound knowledge of theories and practical issues relevant to health psychology and also a good understanding of both quantitative and qualitative approaches to research.

The programme, which is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), provides the academic component (Stage 1) on the route towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

Compulsory Modules:

– Quantitative Research Methods
– Qualitative Research Methods
– Preparation for Academic Research in Psychology
– Conducting Health Psychology Research
– Chronic Conditions
– Psychological Aspects of Healthcare
– Maintaining Health Throughout the Life-Span

Optional Modules:

Students are required to choose Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Health Psychology or one other optional module.

How to apply
For more information on the course and how to apply please visit the course website.

General enquiries:
+44 (0)1483 681 681

Admissions enquiries:
+44 (0)1483 682 222

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