MSc Health Psychology

MSc Health Psychology
Cardiff Metropolitan University


Health Psychology is the practice and application of psychological research into behaviour relevant to health illness and health care. It looks at the role of environmental, psychosocial, and socio-cultural factors that may contribute to disease or its prevention. Health strategy now is shifting from the treatment of disease to the maintenance of health and prevention of illness.

This MSc aims to produce high quality graduates that are in a good position to improve the health of and well-being of people in Greece and beyond by using specific psychological knowledge and skills. The programme is specifically designed with future employability in mind and provides a student centred approach to preparing graduates for future training and careers in health psychology.

Students will complete the following six taught modules along with a dissertation, which consists of an independent piece of research.

  • Changing Health Behaviour:
    Critically evaluates psychological theories of behavioural change
  • Biopsychosocial Issues in Health:
    Explores the impact of biopsychosocial factors in health
  • Chronic Illness, Stress, and Pain:
    Critically evaluates theories and models of chronic disease, stress, pain and their management.
  • Health Psychology and the Health Psychologist :
    Provides a critical account of the application of health psychology in the community and workplace
  • Communication in the Health Care Context:
    Develops the students’ understanding of effective communication strategies.
  • Research Methods and Design :
    Equips the student with the qualitative and quantitative research skills necessary to undertake masters level research.
  • Dissertation Proposal
  • Dissertation



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