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Psychology of Health and Wellbeing

MSc
Duration: 1 year
Attendance mode: Full-time
Award: MSc
Suitable for international students
Start date: September
Faculty of Social Sciences
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Overview

This new Master's programme examines advanced concepts in psychology related to health and wellbeing. It is suitable for you if you have completed an undergraduate psychology programme, or have a degree in an allied subject.

It offers a diverse portfolio of modules, covering areas including:

  • theory and practical applications of clinical psychology
  • neuropsychology
  • health psychology
  • cognitive neuroscience

Teaching is delivered by staff with extensive research expertise, and you’ll have the opportunity to work on new and ongoing research within the Division of Psychology.

The programme is ideal if you want to build a career in clinical psychology, or are looking to work in the health and social care sector. It also provides an excellent route into doctorate level study, and could enable you to undertake a PhD.

 

Entry requirements

A 2.2 degree or above in an appropriate subject, GCSE Maths and English C.

English language requirements:

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details.

Modules

The modules for this course can be found in the latest programme specification.

Find more information on our module descriptors page.

The programme contains a diverse portfolio of modules that will cover core elements, theory and practical applications of clinical psychology, neuropsychology, health psychology and cognitive neuroscience.

Reading lists

All reading lists can be found here.

Learning activities and assessment

You will experience a range of teaching methods, including lectures, seminars, group work, and presentations, culminating in an independent empirical project.

Career support and prospects

Career support

The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.

Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

Study Support

Each student will be assigned a personal tutor. In addition, all course tutors will be available during office hours as well as during periods of teaching.

Facilities

Fees, Finance and Scholarships

Tuition fees

2018/19:

  • Home / EU: £6,680
  • International: £15,650

Tuition fees are subject to review for students starting their course in subsequent years. See our Fees website for more details.

Tuition fees are subject to review for students starting their course in subsequent years. See our Fees and Financial Support website for more details.

Financial support

ou may be eligible to apply for the government's new Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,000 to put towards your fees and living costs. Find out more on our Postgraduate Loan page.

How do I find out more?

Steps to Postgraduate Study

Find out more about studying at a postgraduate level on the official, independent website Steps to Postgraduate Study (link opens in new window).

How to apply

The easiest way to apply is online.

This will help us process your application more quickly and allow you to submit your supporting documents electronically.

If you are unable to apply online, please email admissions@bradford.ac.uk to request a paper application form.

We will also need the following supporting documents, along with any other information specified on the course page:

  • Degree certificates/transcripts
  • Research proposal (if required)
  • Two references (including one academic reference)
  • Evidence of English language level (if required)
  • A copy of your passport

Once you have applied you will have access to the University's Applicant Portal, where you can track the status of your application.

You should also start thinking about how you plan to fund your postgraduate study — you may need to apply for loans or grants at this stage.

International students

If you applying from outside the UK and require additional support you may apply through your country representative.

They can help you at every stage and communicate with the University on your behalf. They often provide additional services to ensure your smooth arrival to the UK such as visa application support and assistance with your travel arrangements.

Further information is available on our International Office website.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.