UWE's MSc Health Psychology programme - amongst best in UK

Issue date: 05 July 2005


Issue date: 05/07/05

The University of the West of England MSc Health Psychology programme has been re-accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) with five commendations.

Dr Diana Harcourt, Programme Leader, MSc Health Psychology, School of Psychology, said, “We are delighted with this outcome, which clearly identifies the programme as one of the best MSc Health Psychology courses in the country.”

The BPS team awarded the commendations for being a forward looking and modern programme; the commitment, enthusiasm and dedication of the programme team; the wide range of assessment methods employed on the programme, the level of student satisfaction with the programme and the physical resources underpinning the programme.

Diana Harcourt continues, “The MSc Health psychology programme is always extremely popular and over-subscribed. The programme puts an emphasis on students developing and practicing the professional and practical skills needed for a career in health psychology. We focus on evidence-based practices, student reflexivity and personal development. The course is delivered by a team of very experienced, research active health psychology lecturers as well as visiting lecturers, researchers and healthcare providers who have expertise in research and in the practical application of health psychology.”

Students study modules in professional skills in health psychology, stress and coping, biomedicine, applications in health psychology, lifespan perspectives on health, qualitative and quantitive methods in health psychology and health and illness cognitions.

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