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Psychological Approaches to Health MSc    Back

University of Leeds Course Type: Master taught Start Date: September
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom Duration: Full time - 12 Months Fees/total cost: EUR 11,132.55 (GBP 8,250.00) - EUR 25,638.60 (GBP 19,000.00)



This programme applies psychological theory and research to improve health and healthcare delivery.

We draw on theories derived from cognitive, social, clinical, occupational and health psychology. Approaches studied are informed by research methodologies that provide an evidence base for their implementation. Issues addressed at the individual level include stress, coping and mental health. At group level, the interactions of different professional groups, impacts of new health technologies and the effects of multidisciplinary teamwork are examined. Concerns at the healthcare delivery level include evidence-based practice, patient safety, government policy and economics.

This rich programme draws on many levels of analysis, aspects of psychological theory, research, practice and policy. You’ll be taught by subject experts, who actively research and publish in their area, and work with the NHS, charities and other organisations to improve patient safety and promote workplace health.

More information

The School of Psychology is a large and thriving department which has expanded rapidly over the last five years. There are now over 70 members of academic, research and support staff, including nine professors. We offer high quality research-led teaching and you’ll be actively encouraged to engage in ongoing research. Much of this research is collaborative with government departments, research councils, the NHS and industry.

We offer a lively learning environment with modern facilities for teaching and research, which aims to produce graduates equipped with current knowledge and the ability to apply this to key health issues.

Course content

The modules you study initially lay firm foundations for your later study and dissertation. You’ll consolidate your research skills and consider the broader issues in psychological approaches to health.

Later modules introduce a unique combination of applied perspectives.

Course structure

These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.

You study these compulsory modules, totalling 180 credits:

Compulsory modules

  • Advanced Research Methods (15 credits) 
  • Systematic Research Review (15 credits) 
  • Introduction, Approaches and Issues in Psychological Approaches to Health (15 credits)
  • Theory and Interventions in Health Psychology (15 credits) 
  • Understanding, Predicting and Changing Health Behaviours (15 credits)
  • Health Psychology at Leeds (15 credits) 
  • Food and Health (15 credits) 
  • Psychology of Patient Safety (15 credits) 
  • Psychological Approaches to Health: Research Project (60 credits)

For more information on typical modules, read Psychological Approaches to Health MSc in programme catalogue

Masters - Full time

Start date:
12 Months
Teaching method:
Leeds, United Kingdom
Funding possible:
Yes (more Details)
EUR 11,132.55 (GBP 8,250.00)
EUR 25,638.60 (GBP 19,000.00)
Additional Information:
Fees 2016/17
Tuition fees

Course Provider Details

Course contact information

Taught Postgraduate Admissions Team
School of Psychology
University accredited:
180 CATS
Last update: 11/07/2016