Birkbeck, University of London

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: University of London

Health and Clinical Psychological Sciences (Taught)

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Course summary

Birkbeck's MSc Health and Clinical Psychological Sciences is designed for graduates with a background in psychology, neuroscience or health sciences, who want to deepen their understanding of cutting-edge contemporary research in health (including health psychology, applied neuroscience and neuropsychology) and the factors contributing to physical and mental health outcomes. The course will deepen your understanding of the methods and insights of contemporary health and clinical psychological sciences, including applied neuroscience. You will develop your generic research skills, learn advanced quantitative and qualitative methods, and study how best to design and evaluate interventions. The emphasis is on mixed-method approaches and we will support you in developing a cross-disciplinary approach to appraising research and carrying out an independent research project. On the MSc, you conduct a research dissertation within an area of contemporary psychology, which includes a literature review, formulating a research question, designing and running a study to address your research question, analysing the study’s results and presenting your study in a formal report. Highlights

  • Birkbeck's Department of Psychological Sciences has an outstanding research tradition, with an international reputation in all aspects of cognitive neuroscience, especially developmental cognitive neuroscience. You will have the opportunity to attend research seminars and to meet and network with world-class researchers, both in the Department and at other leading research centres and institutes at Birkbeck and in the Bloomsbury area.
  • Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck were ranked fifth in the UK in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) and we achieved 100% for a research environment conducive to research of world-leading quality.
  • ESRC funding may be available in conjunction with PhD study.

Course details

Modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.

Assessment method

Assessment is through a combination of presentations, written worksheets, essays, a critical review and mini systematic review, and a dissertation.


How to apply

International applicants

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in writing. If you don't meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses and foundation programmes to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree (2:2) or above in psychology or a related discipline (e.g. neuroscience, nursing or health sciences). Applications are reviewed on their individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £10740 Year 1
Northern Ireland £10740 Year 1
Scotland £10740 Year 1
Wales £10740 Year 1
International £17490 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students are charged a tuition fee in each year of their programme. Tuition fees for students continuing on their programme in following years may be subject to annual inflationary increases.
Health and Clinical Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck, University of London - UCAS