MSc Health Psychology / Overview
Year of entry: 2019
- Degree awarded
- Master of Science
- FT 12 months, PT 24 months
- Entry requirements
We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) with evidence of attaining a minimum of an Upper Second in all BSc research method units and dissertation, or overseas equivalent, in psychology.
For the MSc to be recognised by the BPS as the Stage 1 qualification for becoming a Health Psychologist, you need to hold Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC).
You can join the MSc without holding GBC, but for the MSc to be recognised as a BPS-accredited Stage 1 qualification, you will need to gain GBC. This can be completed later. See the BPS website for more information.
- Number of places/applicants
- Approximately 15 places
- How to apply
Please apply via our online application form . See the application and selection section in for information on the supporting documents we require.
Please note that the part-time option is only available to home/EU students. The full-time option is available to all.
Applications are assessed at periodic academic review panels. Depending on the number of offers made after the final review panel, we may continue to accept applications, impose a new closing date or place any late applications on a waiting list. We reserve the right to close applications if the course is full.
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- Build your understanding of how psychology can be applied to health.
- Begin training as a health psychologist through our BPS-accredited Stage 1 course, enabling you to continue to Stage 2 training upon graduation.
- Study at one of the top 10 universities in the UK for psychology (2018 QS Rankings).
- Course commended by the BPS for approachable and enthusiastic staff and innovative assessments that allow the application of knowledge to real world tasks.
- Be part of one of the largest group of Health Psychologists and researchers in the UK.
- Study alongside students on our MSc in Clinical and Health Psychology in Semester 1.
- Have the opportunity to take a 72 hour work placement.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): £10,000
International students (per annum): £23,000
UK/EU students (per annum): £5,000
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for international students for the course duration at the year of entry).
For general fees information please visit postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.
Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1,000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.
Policy on additional costs
All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).
There are 8 bursaries of £2,000 each for MSc Health Psychology students. To be eligible for these scholarships you will need to be a home/EU student and to have accepted a place on the course starting 2019. Recipients will be chosen by the course director on the basis of academic excellence judged by grades and the research proposal.
To celebrate over 100 years of psychology at Manchester, we are offering centenary scholarships on MSc courses in the Division of Psychology and Mental Health.
Scholarships of £2,500 are available to students applying to the Clinical and Health Psychology MSc and Health Psychology MSc. To be eligible for these scholarships you will need to be a home/EU student and to have accepted a place on one of these courses starting in 2019. Recipients will be chosen by the respective course directors on the basis of academic excellence judged by grades and where applicable, the research proposal.
The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health offers an alumni bursary of a 10% reduction towards tuition fees for successful applicants who are recent University of Manchester graduates and who are commencing one of our postgraduate taught master's programmes in 2019.
The bursary is available to students or alumni who:
- have graduated since 2013;
- hold a first class or 2:1 honours degree;
- have home or overseas fee status;
- are applying for full- or part-time study;
- are self-funded and not in receipt of any other funding support.
The bursary will be applied as a fee reduction automatically for those students and alumni who meet the alumni bursary criteria.
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