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MSc Health Psychology

Full-time, Part-time

Location • Collegiate Campus
Subject area • Psychology

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At a glance

Improve your approach to work and study in health psychology on a course that allows you to progress to stage two of the British Psychological Society (BPS) qualification, the next step towards conferment as a registered health psychologist.

Key points
• Analyse and develop advanced approaches to psychological health-related issues.
• Develop advanced skills in research methods.
• Complete this course and you can advance to a BPS accredited doctoral programme.
• Attend a voluntary supervised work placement at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals’ Medical Psychology Service.

About this course

Successfully completing this course allows you to progress onto stage two of the British Psychological Society (BPS) qualification in health psychology or a BPS-accredited doctoral programme in health psychology. Successfully completing stage two confers eligibility to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council for registration as a health psychologist.

We designed the course to give you the knowledge, skills, values and academic approach to improve your work and study in health psychology.

You learn to
• critically evaluate and apply different approaches, theories and models to health-related issues
• develop in-depth knowledge and advanced skills related to the design, implementation and evaluation of health-related research
• apply problem solving strategies to complex professional scenarios
• critically reflect on your practice, planning and personal development

You can use your work or voluntary experience from within a health-related setting to aid your learning and training. For example, work-based reflection is a core element of the healthcare contexts module and is designed to contribute to your continuing personal development.

You may be able to gain supervised voluntary work experience within Sheffield Teaching Hospitals’ Medical Psychology Service. Potential placements include • diabetes • HIV/GU medicine • renal services • chronic pain • amputation rehabilitation • trauma services • burns unit • spinal injury rehabilitation.

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Attendance

Online and class-based study
Full-time – 12 months
Part-time – 24 months

On campus study
Full-time students attend a block week on campus at the course start in September, plus 9 days across 9 months (October-June), usually the last Friday in the month.

Part-time students attend the first three days of the block week at the course start in September, plus 15 days across 24 months.

How to apply

Complete the application form available at www.shu.ac.uk/study/form

Fees – home and EU students

2014/15 academic year

Full-time – typically £6,000 for the course
Part-time – typically £3,000 per year

Course fees apply to courses starting in the academic year given and may be subject to annual inflationary increase.

For further information on fees and funding see www.shu.ac.uk/funding

Fees – international students

2014/15 academic year

Typically £12,150 for the course

2015/16 academic year

Typically £12,400 for the course

Course fees apply to courses starting in the academic year given and may be subject to annual inflationary increase.

For further information on fees and funding see www.shu.ac.uk/funding

Assessment

• essays • short answers • research reports • group projects • ongoing reflection by personal development portfolio • research project

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Professional Recognition

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society.

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