Qualitative Psychology and Health MSc-PGDip - Leeds - West Yorkshire - University of Leeds - I29691

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Qualitative Psychology and Health MSc-PGDip

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  • Objectives
    The course considers qualitative research approaches used in Psychology and across social and across health and social sciences. A range of influential methods are covered, including grounded theory, discourse analysis, and interpretative phenomenological analysis. The course provides advanced knowledge of psychological approaches to health and research in healthcare settings, emphasising qualitative research.
  • 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: Normally, a professional qualification in the area of health or healthcare, or a good social science honours degree.
  • Academic title
    Qualitative Psychology and 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:
    -Understanding the Self: Qualitative Approaches
    -Systematic Research Review
    -Advanced Research Methods
    -Introduction, Approaches and Issues in Psychological Approaches to Health
    Semester 2:
    -Qualitative Methods
    -Contemporary Issues in Qualitative Psychology
    -Risk, Health and Medicine
    -Eating, Physical Activity and Health
    -Stress, Coping and Health
    Semester 3:
    -Qualitative Research Project (60 credits)

    Assessment: Includes examinations, class exercises, presentations, reports and essays

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