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.
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)
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