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Psychological Approaches to Health MSc-PGDip

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  • Objectives
    Students would become familiar with a range of applied issues as well as increasing their understanding of the broad psychological approaches to health. In addition, knowledge and skills regarding some of the main reference sources and advanced research methods will be provided. Students opting for the MSc will become able to conduct independent research on an appropriate topic. By the end of the course, students should be able to apply a range of psychological approaches in a variety of health settings and be able to critically evaluate the appropriate evidence-base.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements * English language requirements: TOEFL (paper-based test) at least 580 with 4.0 on the Test of Written English; or (computer-based test) at least 240 with 4.0 on essay writing; or (internet-based) of at least 94 with at least 20 in listening, 23 in reading, 23 in speaking and 24 in writing; or a minimum IELTS (academic) score of 6.5 with at least 6.0 in any component. * Academic entry requirements: An undergraduate degree in Psychology or a related discipline or appropriate professional qualification. Exceptional students will be considered on their own merits.
  • Academic Title
    Psychological Approaches to Health MSc/PGDip
  • Course description
    Institute of Psychological Sciences
    Established in 1949, the Institute of Psychological Sciences is part of the University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health. It is housed in a mixture of refurbished and purpose built accommodation, and is conveniently located near the centre of the University campus. It is also within easy walking distance of the Libraries, and the Students’ Union. The Institute has over 60 members of academic, research and support staff including 6 professors and there are approximately 40 postgraduate research students.

    The Institute is renowned for high quality research in an applied context. Much of this research is collaborative with government departments, research councils, the NHS, industrial collaborators and research institutes in the UK and overseas. The applied nature of our research is also reflected in the various teaching interests of the staff

    The School offers a lively environment with state-of-the-art facilities for both teaching and research, including two large teaching laboratories, a lecture theatre, a suite of observational and group rooms, and facilities for research in Behavioural Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuropsychology, Health Psychology, Human Nutrition, Psychoacoustics, Psychology of Design, Psychological Therapies, and Psychophysiology.

    What you study
    Course content:
    Taught modules (15 credits each): Semester 1 and 2
    -Systematic Research Review
    -Advanced Research Methods
    -Introduction, Approaches and Issues in Psychological Approaches to Health
    -Psychological Approaches to Evidence-Based Mental Health
    -Understanding, Predicting and Changing Health Behaviours
    -Risk, Health and Medicine
    -Eating, Physical Activity and Health
    -Stress, Coping and Health

    Semester 3
    Psychological Approaches to Health Research Project (60 credits)

    Assessment: Teaching forms include lectures, tutorials, and seminars. Assessment varies between formal examinations, exercises, seminar presentations and written reports. In order to receive an MSc a student must pass all 180 credits at a mark of 50 or better for each module. The PG Diploma omits the 60 credit research project.

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