Clinical and Health Psychology MSc Back
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.
- Research Methods I: Conducting Applied Research, 15 credits, mandatory
- Dissertation, 60 credits, mandatory
- Facilitating Change 1, 15 credits, mandatory
- Research Methods II: Design and Analysis, 15 credits, mandatory
- Health and Society, 15 credits, mandatory
- Professional Issues, 15 credits, mandatory
- Facilitating Change 2, 15 credits, optional
- Mind and Body, 15 credits, optional
- Health & Behaviour Change, 15 credits, optional
- Illness & Health Care, 15 credits, optional
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