Middlesex University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Clinical Health Psychology and Wellbeing (Taught)

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Course summary

Supporting physical and mental health is central in all areas of life and employment. This master's degree integrates the promotion of health and wellness with a focus on mental and physical health. You'll gain the knowledge, clinical practitioner and professional skills you need for a career working with clients and patients in health-related settings. You'll also have the opportunity to undertake hands-on learning through a professional placement (the placement option is not available in the 2020/21 academic year due to COVID-19). Why study MSc Clinicial Health Psychology and Wellbeing* at Middlesex University? This MSc has been developed for psychology graduates (or a related discipline, such as health studies, counselling, mental health, nursing, or public health) and current health and mental healthcare professionals wishing to further their studies, develop their knowledge and skills and enhance their career opportunities. During the course, you'll be examining health, wellness and illness to understand the relationship between psychological variables and biomedical conditions as well as physical and mental health and wellbeing. You'll focus on application and intervention and have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and practice professional and clinical skills. These can include communication with clients, ethical and reflective practice, judgment and decision-making, and skills related to formulation and assessment, cognitive-behavioural therapy, and health behaviour change. We have strong partnerships with many health psychology organisations and trusts which means that you'll be able to undertake an eight-week work placement and gain valuable hands-on work experience. Previous placements have included working with addiction management, cancer screening, pain management, exercise promotion, stroke rehabilitation (the placement option is not available in the 2020/21 academic year due to COVID-19).


Psychology of Wellness and Illness (30 credits) - Compulsory Counselling and Psychotherapy (30 credits) - Compulsory Clinical Practice and Placement in Health Psychology (30 credits) - Optional* Trauma Impacts and Interventions (30 credits) - Optional Research Practice and Reporting (60 credits) - Compulsory Qualitative Research Methods (15 credits) - Compulsory Quantitative Research Methods (15 credits) - Compulsory

Assessment method

You'll be assessed on the basis of a variety of types of coursework including log books and reflections on practice, case studies, intervention design, reports and a journal style article.

Entry requirements

We usually require a 2:1 honours degree or above but applicants with lower or other qualifications may be considered upon interview The undergraduate degree must be in an appropriate subject area such as psychology, health studies, counselling, mental health, nursing, public health and should have included a research methods component Particular consideration will be given to performance in undergraduate research methods modules or the dissertation

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5With at least 6.0 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)87With at least 21 in Listening & writing
PTE Academic58With at least 51 in all components

Visit our general entry requirements page, by clicking on the link below, to see how these points can be achieved from our acceptable level 3 qualifications and the combinations which are welcomed by Middlesex University, including GCSE requirements.

Entry Qualifications


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £64 Credit
Northern Ireland £64 Credit
Scotland £64 Credit
Wales £64 Credit
EU £99 Credit
International £99 Credit

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Clinical Health Psychology and Wellbeing at Middlesex University - UCAS