Health psychology examines the psychological and behavioural processes involved with health and illness. It focuses on promoting health, in addition to the prevention and treatment of illness and disease. Health psychologists aim to better understand and investigate the wide variety of factors that influence health and illness.
Health psychologists are represented in a number of different work-place settings, including: research departments, hospitals (and other clinical environments), and consultancy practices.
Compulsory modules at Surrey include, among others:
- Quantitative and qualitative research methods
- Conducting health psychology research
- Psychological aspects of healthcare
Completion of this MSc course enables you to achieve Stage 1 training towards becoming a Chartered Health Psychologist. Surrey has also developed a route to the Stage 2 Qualification in Health Psychology, which will fulfill the BPS criteria for the award of Chartered status.
To find out more about the MSc Health Psychology course at Surrey, follow this link: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/postgraduate/health-psychology