MSc Health Psychology – scholarships and bursaries available to those eligible

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Immerse yourself in the exciting field of health psychology, mixing theoretical learning with a 16-week work placement.

This course is British Psychological Society (BPS)-accredited. This means you’ll gain contemporary and relevant knowledge that you can use in a range of careers in public health and healthcare.

During your studies, you’ll explore this fascinating subject in a multidisciplinary context, focusing on:

  • preventing ill health
  • managing long-term health conditions
  • developing effective healthcare provisions

This will give you a better appreciation of how psychology can be used to help us better understand health and health behaviours, and design interventions to improve people’s wellbeing.

You’ll also learn about research in healthcare settings, looking at issues such as research design, governance and ethical considerations. This will prepare you for conducting your own independent piece of research to finish the course.

If you are a psychology graduate interested in progressing to a career in health psychology as a practitioner or researcher, this course is suited to your needs. It’s also suitable if you are working in health and social care settings and want to learn more about theory and practice to progress your career.

Gain important career skills

Upon successful completion of this course, you’ll have gained:

  • enhanced research skills that can be applied to primary, secondary and tertiary health and social care settings
  • core knowledge of health psychology approaches, theories and models
  • a strong foundation for further postgraduate training in health psychology

You’ll be able to use this space for your seminars, group meetings and computer work. The building contains advanced psychology research facilities, including:

Graduate prospects

You’ll receive comprehensive support to help you find and prepare for graduate positions, placements, and a variety of other employment opportunities. This will include sessions that cover interview preparation and professional skills development.

We’ll also provide you with information about progressing to doctoral study and/or Stage 2 Health Psychology training.

Recent graduates of this course have gone on to work in a wide variety of roles, including:

  • Project Executive at a national cancer charity
  • Public Health Researcher at a local council
  • Trainee Health Psychologist
  • Research Officer at the Office for National Statistics
  • Assistant Psychologist within the NHS
  • Doctoral student on a UK doctoral-level counselling course
  • Research Assistant at a European university
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Doctoral student on a UK doctoral-level clinical psychology course

Scholarships and bursaries

You could be considered for a bursary or scholarship to help you study at Bath.

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Who is eligible to apply?

UK and International students

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