Postgraduate
MSc Health Psychology

NUI Galway

Course Overview


The MSc (Health Psychology) is a one-year full-time or two-year part-time programme of academic study in the discipline of health psychology.

Health Psychology is concerned with the application of psychological theory, research, and practice to the promotion and maintenance of health; the identification and amelioration of psychological factors contributing to physical illness and the improvement of the health care system and formulation of health policy. This programme is accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). Programme staff are active in developing and promoting health psychology in Ireland and internationally. A number of internationally recognized health psychologists contribute to the programme through a series of visiting specialist seminars. It is intended for psychology graduates seeking to develop their knowledge and expertise in Health Psychology. The MSc will enable students to conduct high quality research and will prepare them to undertake further professional training in health psychology and other areas of psychology.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Galway

What is the length of the course?

12 Months (1 Year) Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

18

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 16,400

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • Health Psychology is concerned with the application of psychological theory, research, and practice to the promotion and maintenance of health.
  • Given the strong academic and research basis of this programme, this qualification has relevance for working in a diverse range of settings.
  • This programme is accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). Programme staff are active in developing and promoting health psychology in Ireland and internationally.
  • Previous graduates have gained employment in research posts and health service evaluation. Other opportunities include working with health authorities or voluntary organisations, that provide support, education and training to those with health-related difficulties.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

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As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

The programme is intended for psychology graduates (at National Framework of Qualifications Level 8; ) with at least a Second Class Honors primary degree in Psychology (or equivalent). The selection of candidates is based on academic merit. In recent years, candidates who have been offered a place on the programme have at least an upper Second Class Honors primary degree in Psychology. The degree (or equivalent) should be accredited by the PSI, or should be an equivalent international qualification.

English Requirements

Arts/Business/Law (No less than 5.5 in any Component)
IELTS: 6.5 Overall
TOEFL: 88
Pearson (PTE): 61
Duolingo English Test (DET)**: 110
• Temporary measure for 2020 only in response to COVID-19

Special Entry Requirements

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Career Prospects


Given the strong academic and research basis of this programme, this qualification has relevance for working in a diverse range of settings. Previous graduates have gained employment in research posts and health service evaluation. Other opportunities include working with health authorities or voluntary organisations, that provide support, education and training to those with health-related difficulties. Graduates may also find employment in the area of health promotion or health education. In addition to helping to prepare for employment in which a background in psychology is an advantage, the MSc (Health Psychology) also provides an excellent foundation for further postgraduate study. Some previous students have progressed to PhD studies, and have gained employment in Universities and other higher education settings (eg. teaching psychology to health professionals or those in training, as well as psychology students and/or conducting research). Others have pursued studies in Clinical Psychology, with Clinical-Health Psychology a potential route in which to specialize.

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