We are proud to have been awarded an IoPPN Excellence Award in 2018 for student satisfaction in the Postgraduate Taught Education Survey (PTES). Take the first step towards becoming a chartered health psychologist. Our course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and counts as stage one of your training.
To help you put your skills into action, you'll carry out practical work in statistics, a supervised?research project and a 100-hour health-based?clinical placement.
- Planned placements at top organisations specialising in everything from cardiology to charitable work
- Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as your stage one training
- Learn from experts in clinical health psychology, as well as visiting lecturers from a range of subjects.
- Study surrounded by the expertise and facilities of the Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences, MRC Social & Genetic Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Maurice Wohl Neuroscience Centre, and the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre
Who should take this course
Whether you have recently graduated from your psychology undergraduate degree, or you've been working in the field for years, this course equips you with a scientific and theoretical understanding of health psychology.
Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours in Psychology accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.
Students on this course are required to take:
- Basic and Advanced Research Methods and Statistics (45 credits)
- Health Related Behaviours, Cognitions and Emotions (15 credits)
- Psychosocial Factors in Chronic Illness and Disability (15 credits)
- Psychology and Health Care Delivery (15 credits)
- Health Psychology in Action and Professional Development (including clinical placement) (30 credits)
- Research Project (60 credits)
- Full time overseas fees:
About Course Provider
King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.
King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.
Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.
King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.
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