Clinical and Health Psychology University of Manchester

This Clinical and Health Psychology course at University of westminster provides an excellent foundation in clinical and health psychology research, theory and practice, which can lead on to a wide range of careers.Many of our students have gone on to study for PhDs, or train as clinical psychologists at Manchester and elsewhere. However, you could also pursue careers within the third sector or private settings.The strong grounding we provide in research and analytic methods is valuable if you wish to progress onto a research career or training programmes where research skills are emphasised.The knowledge and understanding we help develop in relation to theory, evidence and practice will also help if you are considering careers in clinical and applied roles, as well as policy-making and service development.

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  • MSc
  • English
  • Full time
  • 12 Months

The MSc in Clinical and Health Psychology at University of Manchester provides a thorough grounding in the research, theory and practice of clinical and health psychology.

You will be taught about current and novel developments by leading researchers and clinicians within a highly influential research-active division of a Russell Group university.

The course has been designed to help prepare you for a career in clinical or health psychology and can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.

You will also learn about the principles and evidence-base of psychological interventions to change behaviour and cognition at the individual, group and population level, as well as the role of psychologists within healthcare settings such as the NHS and how the science of psychology is applied in clinical practice.

In addition, you will receive advanced training in the methodology and analysis techniques used within clinical and health psychology research.

Aims

Students take a combination of taught course units and a supervised research-based dissertation on a chosen topic relating to clinical or health psychology.

Key areas of the curriculum include:

  • Evidence-based psychological interventions and therapies for mental and physical health problems
  • Integrative theoretical approaches to psychological interventions and behaviour change
  • Psychobiology of health and illness
  • Sociocultural aspects of health
  • Advanced research methodology, encompassing quantitative and qualitative analytic techniques.

Students work collaboratively with their supervisor(s) to produce a high quality dissertation. This can use qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods.

This programme is designed for students considering a career in clinical or health psychology. Students will gain a thorough grounding in:

  • Current theoretical understanding of the psychology of physical and mental health problems
  • Principles and evidence-base of psychological interventions to change behaviour and cognition at the individual, group and population level
  • Role of psychologists within healthcare settings such as the NHS and how the science of psychology is applied in clinical practice

In parallel, students will gain advanced training in methodology and analysis techniques used within clinical and health psychology research.

An honours degree (minimum 2:1) or overseas equivalent in psychology. A degree in which Psychology forms a major component may be acceptable. Each case will be judged on an individual basis.

Admission Requirements:
  • Bachelor
Cost of the master: Not declared
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