MSc Health Psychology University of Westminster SSH - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

The Health Psychology MSc course at University of Westminster is a prerequisite for pursuing Stage 2 training leading to Registration with the HCPC as a Health Psychologist. This route is only available if you have Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the BPS.This course can also serve as a precursor to a PhD in Psychology, and other areas of applied psychology such as clinical or counselling psychology.

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The Health Psychology MSc at university of westminster  will give you an in-depth understanding of the theoretical and applied bases of health, illness and disease. The main aim is to help you to develop the theoretical and methodological skills essential for conducting independent research and applying health psychology in practice.

In addition to the core taught programme, we work with a range of practitioners to provide additional professional training in areas such as resilience, coaching and clinical practice.

Our course also provides the opportunity to gain work experience and apply your knowledge in a health psychology setting, while considering future career plans.

Aims

Work experience

You can choose to undertake a work experience placement within a health related setting by taking the optional ‘work experience in a psychological setting’ module. You'll work with the Placements Team to find a placement and arrange suitable supervision.

Some recent examples of work experience opportunities include:

  • Charities (Age UK, London Air Ambulance, Alzheimers UK)
  • Health consultancy (health psychology services)
  • NHS Trusts (Barts, Frimley, Central London, South London and Maudsley, Tavistock)
  • Organisations (Thrive Tribe,PrEPster, Social Action for Health)

Job roles

This course will prepare you for a variety of roles, including:

  • Behavioural insights advisor
  • Health consultant
  • Health psychologist
  • Public health specialist
  • Psychology assistant
  • Research associate or lecturer
  • Sexual health advisor
  • Smoking cessation advisor
  • Wellbeing officer

BCS (The chartered Institute for IT), IET (The Institution of Engineering and Technology), ACE (Engineering council accredited), IBMS (Institute of Biomedical Science), AfN (Association for Nutrition), Society of Biology, (BAcC) British Acupuncture Council

  • Applicants with a Laurea Specialista, Diploma di Laurea, Corso di Laurea (prior to 1999), Licenza di Accademia di Belle Arti, Bachelors, Diploma Universitario with a minimum overall degree score of 90 can be considered for a relevant Masters programme.  
  • Exceptionally, consideration will be given to mature applicants who lack standard qualifications but have significant professional or managerial experience in a programme-related post.
Admission Requirements:
  • Bachelor
  • Equivalent qualification
The University offers a number of full tuition fee scholarships for UK/EU students.Visit the website for more information
Cost of the master: Not declared
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