Psychology and Health Inequalities at Keele University - UCAS

Keele University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Psychology and Health Inequalities (Taught)

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Course summary

The conditions in which we're born, grow, live and work can lead to unfair, unavoidable, often disproportionate differences in health between people depending on their background, from lower life expectancy to increased susceptibility to illnesses. On this MSc, you'll learn to use psychology to better understand the drivers of those health inequalities, increasing awareness and sensitivity to potential barriers, including cultural, ethical or religious beliefs, which can affect uptake of health interventions, such as screening or vaccination. Why choose this course?

  • Keele is ranked top 150 in the world for Psychology (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021)
  • High staff-to-student ratio enhanced by small-group tutorials and a strong, inclusive research community
  • Blend of practice and research-led teaching drawing on broad base of expertise in psychology, sociology, anthropology, linguistics and epidemiology
  • Optional placement provides valuable work experience which relates your learning to professional settings and applications in policy, research or practice
  • Opportunities to hear from guest lecturers with experience of working with patients, carers or health agencies
Our MSc in Psychology and Health Inequalities is designed to help you understand and address the drivers and barriers that can lead to very real differences in health. For example, the differences in life expectancy based on where people live or their household income, the health disparities associated with ethnicity, or the likelihood of developing a physical or mental health problem. It will prepare you to successfully apply health psychology models and critical health psychology to bring about positive behavioural change, working with and finding ways to engage with patients, community groups and other stakeholders, for example, to increase uptake in health prevention and support. You will develop the skills and tools to conduct experimental research designed to give a better insight into the psychological, political, socio-economic, cultural and religious factors that affect different individuals and communities throughout the world. As such, this course is likely to be of interest to anyone currently working in healthcare or with a desire to understand and support health advocacy or any other form of public health engagement. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For information regarding modules for this course, please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

Entry requirements

This course is open to graduates with at least a 2:1 degree in psychology or relevant subjects such as; public health, nursing, sociology, anthropology, etc. or overseas equivalent. Applicants with a degree in a different subject or without a degree will be considered on a case-by-case basis, where they can provide evidence of relevant professional experience or other experiential prior learning. The English Language entry requirement for International students is IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component. The University also accepts a range of internationally recognised English tests. If you do not meet the English language requirements, the University offers a range of English language preparation programmes. During your degree programme you can study additional English language courses. This means you can continue to improve your English language skills and gain a higher level of English.

Fees and funding

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Psychology and Health Inequalities at Keele University - UCAS