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Clinical and Health Psychology MSc    Back

The University of Manchester Course Type: Master taught Start Date: September
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom Duration: Full time - 12 Months Fees/total cost: EUR 12,144.60 (GBP 9,000.00) - EUR 26,988.00 (GBP 20,000.00)


Course description

This course is designed for students considering a career in clinical or health psychology. You will gain a thorough grounding in:

  • the current theoretical understanding of the psychology of physical and mental health problems;
  • the principles and evidence-base of psychological interventions to change behaviour and cognition at the individual, group and population level;
  • the role of psychologists within healthcare settings such as the NHS and how the science of psychology is applied in clinical practice.

In parallel, you will gain advanced training in the methodology and analysis techniques used within clinical and health psychology research.

Teaching and learning

Our course units are taught using a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, problem-based learning exercises, self-paced online training, student presentations and independent supervised study.

You will be allocated a personal academic advisor who will support your academic and professional development.

Coursework and assessment

Assessment is by examination, continuous assessment in the form of essays, presentations, poster conferences, case studies, practical reports and a dissertation.

Course unit details

Students take a combination of taught course units and a supervised research-based dissertation on a chosen topic relating to clinical or health psychology.

Key areas of the curriculum include:

  • Evidence-based psychological interventions and therapies for mental and physical health problems
  • Integrative theoretical approaches to psychological interventions and behaviour change
  • Psychobiology of health and illness
  • Sociocultural aspects of health
  • Advanced research methodology, encompassing quantitative and qualitative analytic techniques.

Students work collaboratively with their supervisor(s) to produce a high quality dissertation. This can use qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods.

Key Academic Staff

Course unit list

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

Masters - Full time

Start date:
12 Months
Teaching method:
Manchester, United Kingdom
Funding possible:
EUR 12,144.60 (GBP 9,000.00)
EUR 26,988.00 (GBP 20,000.00)
Tuition fees

Course Provider Details

Course contact information

School of Psychological Sciences
University accredited:
180 CATS
Last update: 29/02/2016