Psychology of Health and Well-being at City, University of London - UCAS

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Course summary

This programme explores the role of psychology in improving both physical and mental well-being across a range of diverse populations. Through teaching by profession specific experts and undertaking work-based placements you will develop transferable skills to help you develop your career in health and well-being. The programme provides an excellent grounding in theory and research if you wish to pursue a career in health, well-being, reseach and or social care sectors. It is made up of flexible module options so you can tailor your programme and opportunities for skills development through supervised placements. If you are currently a health or social care professional you will be able to incorporate behavioural and psychological approaches to improving health and self-care into your current work. The course is suitable for graduate psychologists, healthcare and well-being professionals working in the NHS, third-sector and private practice or the wider health field.


The course consists of 6 core modules, 1 elective module and a dissertation. Core modules: Health Promotion and Behavioural Interventions (15 credits) Understanding and Managing Long-term Conditions (15 credits) Introduction to clinical interventions (15 credits) Introductory Research Methods (30 credits) Work-based Learning (15 credits) Psychology for Health and Social Care (15 credits) Elective module Choose from a range of modules including: Advanced research methods social determinants of health and perinatal mental health. Dissertation module (60 credits) The dissertation provides you with the opportunity to undertake a piece of original, independent research focussed on the topics that are of particular interest to you, and you wish to explore in greater depth.

Assessment method

You will be taught by a team of expert chartered psychologists and health researchers with extensive teaching experience and international research reputations. Teaching is conducted via a mixture of: lectures class discussions and seminars student presentations analysis of case studies worked examples interactive computer-based exercises online Virtual Learning Environment self-directed reading A wide range of assessments are used during the course including case reports, evidence synthesis, presentations and reflective diaries. You will complete an 8,000 word dissertation project which can be an empirical research project or a systematic review on a topic of your choice.

Entry requirements

You will be expected to have a first degree (2:2 class or above, or international equivalent from an approved institution of higher education) in a related field (e.g. psychology, nursing, allied health, health sciences, social care). Applicants without a first degree may be required to demonstrate academic aptitude for the programme (e.g. via a formative assessment, or professional or other qualifications) or experience of working in the health or social care sector. Please note that international students applying for a study visa are required to have a degree equivalent to a minimum UK 2.2.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9500 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9500 Whole course
Scotland £9500 Whole course
Wales £9500 Whole course
EU £14000 Whole course
International £14000 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Psychology of Health and Well-being at City, University of London - UCAS