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Master of Science in Health Psychology

Programme Purpose

The programme comprises 90 ECTS credits and can be completed in one academic year by full-time learners and two academic years by part-time learners. The overall aim of the programme is to provide learners with the theoretical background and practical skills to apply their psychological knowledge efficiently and productively to effect positive change in the world in the pursuit of health promotion and illness prevention. The programme covers a wide range of specialist topics that provide learners with the knowledge of theories and concepts relating to the contribution of psychological processes to health and illness and helps them understand how this knowledge can be applied in a variety of contemporary settings at individual, community and global levels. Learners will explore human behaviour from individual, social and biological perspectives and through a detailed understanding of the discipline, both theoretically and methodologically, and will be enabled to assess appropriate interventions and design appropriate solutions for health needs. Modules focus on the applied nature of professional and ethical issues and advanced research methods while others have a specific focus upon the application of theory to the ‘real world’ allowing learners to further develop and apply competencies and knowledge in Health Psychology. Finally, the programme offers a choice of elective capstone pathways (30 ECTS) that provides an opportunity for independent placement or research and the production of a placement project or research dissertation. Learners who complete the full programme will therefore also develop and enhance their research capability through critical enquiry and detailed analytical problem solving from a solution-focussed "real-world" perspective. Finally, the programme offers a choice of elective capstone (30 ECTS) pathways that provide an opportunity for research placement and minor dissertation, or the production of a major dissertation. Through this programme, learners will develop discipline specific knowledge and skills as well as transversal skills of communication, teamwork, leadership and digital literacy. This makes them appropriate to progress into further postgraduate study in Psychology in a range of specialisms, or progress into the workplace in a range of cognate and noncognate roles.

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Centres offering Master of Science in Health Psychology

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Dublin Business School Exams Office, 13/14 Aungier Street,, Dublin 2 , D02 WC04. 01 417 7500