MSc Health Psychology / Overview
Year of entry: 2020
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- 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 throughout the year and offers will be made to successful candidates on a first come first served basis. Once all available places have been offered, the programme may operate a waiting list.
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- Learn about how psychology can be applied to health.
- This BPS-accredited Stage 1 course enables you to start Stage 2 training as a health psychologist upon graduation.
- Study at a university ranked 7th in the UK for Psychology (QS 2020).
- 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 UK's largest groups of health psychologists and researchers.
- Have the opportunity to take a 75-hour work placement.
- Scholarships and bursaries are available. All students will receive one bursary. See the Scholarships/sponsorships section for further information.
Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our upcoming open days .
You can also watch a webinar recording from our recent virtual open week about studying psychology at postgraduate taught level: Psychology (video).
See more sessions from the postgraduate taught virtual open week .
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
International students (per annum): £24,000
UK/EU students (per annum): £4,750
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).
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 2020. Find out more on the Fees and funding page.
The University also has a number of bursaries aimed at removing barriers to master's study for students. Find out more on the Manchester Master's Bursary page.
Health Psychology bursary
All students on this course who do not receive an alumni or widening participation bursary will receive a bursary of £1,000 towards their fees.
To celebrate over 100 years of psychology at Manchester, we are offering a centenary scholarship on MSc courses in the Division of Psychology and Mental Health. A scholarship of £2,500 is available to students applying to the Clinical and Health Psychology MSc and Health Psychology MSc. To be eligible for this scholarship you will need to be a home/EU student and to have accepted a place on one of these courses starting in 2020. The recipient will be chosen by the course directors on the basis of academic excellence judged by grades and where applicable, the research proposal .
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