About Health Psychology Msc in University of Bedfordshire
This course is for students who want to study how psychology helps us understand health-related behaviours, and how it can have a positive impact on wellbeing.
It forms stage one of the training you need to become a charted psychologist member of the Division of Health Psychology within the BPS.
Why choose this course?
Study important topics facing society such as obesity, lifestyle and stress, and examine them from the viewpoint of staff currently researching these topics
Explore the explicit links between scientific theory and practice by showing how a critical understanding of theory may guide the collection and interpretation of empirical data within a given context
Develop a systematic understanding of knowledge and a critical awareness of current problems, and acquire new insights into the theory and practice of health psychology
Gain a high level of knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods that will allow you to perform complex data analysis, interpretation, evaluation and synthesis, and develop your competence in a range of techniques including multivariate analyses
Benefit from the development of a strong sense of personal responsibility and professionalism that will enable you to practise or conduct research within ethical guidelines.
Unit Information – What Will I Learn?
Advanced Research Methods for Health Psychology
Perceptions and Actions
Lifestyle and Individual Differences
Health Psychology in Context
Mechanisms of Health and Disease
Stress, Coping and Chronic Disease
Professional Skills for Health psychologists
Dissertation (Health Psychology)
How will this course enhance my career prospects?
The success of our MSc programme is represented in the successful careers of our previous students.
In previous years, a number of students have gained PhDs. Others have entered jobs that include: smoking cessation co-ordinator for an NHS Primary Care Trust (PCT), Shared Care support worker, Research Assistant in the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), Health Psychologist in Specialist Obesity Services, Lecturer in Health Psychology, Academic Researcher, Assistant working in the Clinical Health Psychology Unit of a General Hospital, Psychological Well-being Worker.
To apply for a postgraduate degree (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution.
We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience
To be admitted to the course you are normally required:
to have attained at least a second class honours degree in psychology
to provide evidence of the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS)
Formal English language tests accepted
The University accepts the following qualification as satisfying the English Language requirements for entry to a Bachelor or Master's degree
IELTS overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each element