Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. This course is moving into one of our new buildings at City campus. Teaching will mainly be delivered at our Collegiate campus until December 2024 while we get our new facilities ready. From January 2025 you will study in brand new facilities at City campus. Course summary
- Meet the BPS Stage 1 requirements for progression to becoming a health psychologist.
- Gain a wide range of knowledge, skills and values.
- Use these to develop your career in a variety of health-related settings.
- motivational interviewing techniques
- conflict resolution skills relevant to working in multidisciplinary healthcare teams
- consultation and collaborative treatment planning
- solution-focused counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- the communication of bad news
- critical self-reflection and ethical reasoning
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Compulsory modules Adjustment To Long Term Conditions And Bereavement Behaviour Change Interventions: Development And Evaluation Biopsychosocial Determinants Of Acute Illness Health Psychology Research Project Introduction To Clinical Practitioner Skills And Competencies Introduction To Research Methods Research Methods And Measurement Issues In Health Psychology Social Determinants Of Health Understanding Behaviour
Coursework | Practical
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- British Psychological Society
Applicants need one of the following • BSc or BA Psychology with a 2.1 or above • BSc or BA in a closely related discipline (e.g., health, social, community care) with a 2.1 or above Applications from students who have achieved a 2.2 degree will be considered by the course leadership team. Where there is evidence that at least two of the following criteria have been met the applicant may be offered a place on the course. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more - https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/how-to-apply/recognise-prior-learning • applicants have work experience in a health-related setting • applicants have an enthusiasm for health psychology • applicants have demonstrated their ability to achieve a 2.1 within their undergraduate degree (for example, transcripts reveal a 2.1 in key undergraduate curriculum areas such as research methods). All applicants are required to provide two satisfactory references (normally one of these will be an academic reference) and a personal statement. Requirements in order to progress to Stage 2 Health Psychology training on completion of this course: The British Psychological Society's (BPS) requirements and Stage 2 Health Psychology training are applicable only to students who have completed a BPS accredited Psychology undergraduate degree. This provides eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the BPS. If you do not currently have GBC with the BPS, then you will need to undertake a BPS accredited MSc conversion course in order to undertake the doctoral level qualification (stage 2) in Health Psychology following the completion of this MSc course. We also offer an MSc in Psychology that would give you eligibility for GBC, provided you achieve an overall mark of at least 50 per cent and pass your dissertation.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language you typically need an IELTS 6.5 score with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in all other skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.5 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.
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Fees and funding
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Additional fee information
Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.