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MSc Clinical and Health Psychology at The University of Manchester
MSc Clinical and Health Psychology
Understand the psychology of physical and mental health problems, the principles of psychological interventions to change behaviour, and cognition.

MSc Clinical and Health Psychology / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
MSc
Duration
12 months FT, 24 months PT
Entry requirements

We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second), with evidence of attaining a minimum of an Upper Second in all BSc research units and the dissertation, or overseas equivalent, in psychology. We may accept a degree in which psychology forms a major component.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants

Approximately 25 places

How to apply

You can apply by completing our online application form . See the 'Application and selection' section for information on the supporting documents we require with your form.

Applications are assessed at periodic academic review panels. A small number of places are still available so if you're interested please apply as soon as possible.

Please note that the part-time option is only available to home/EU students. The full-time option is available to all.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MSc Y Y N N

Course overview

MSc Clinical and Health Psychology - Jack Benton

"Although I initially didn't have a clear vision of what I wanted to do after my master's, the high quality of the course, lecturers and university meant that I have got more than I ever hoped for.

"Manchester is my favourite city in the UK and I couldn't recommend/thank the University enough for the platform they've provided me."

Jack Benton / MSc Clinical and Health Psychology graduate and Research Assistant
  • Learn about the psychological factors associated with physical and mental health issues and interventions at individual, group and population level.
  • Study at one of the top 10 universities in the UK for psychology, according to the 2018 QS World University Rankings.
  • Undergo advanced training in methodology and analysis techniques used within clinical and health psychology research.
  • Choose from full-time and part-time study options.
  • Staff from the Clinical Psychology Doctoral programme are actively involved in teaching and supervision.

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our  upcoming open days .

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,750
    International students (per annum): £22,000
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,875

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for international students for the course duration at the year of entry).

For general fees information please visit postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1,000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Scholarships/sponsorships

We have a number of scholarships and bursaries aimed at supporting your studies:

Centenary scholarship

To celebrate over 100 years of psychology at Manchester, we are offering centenary scholarships on our MSc Clinical and Health Psychology and MSc Health Psychology courses.

Scholarships worth £2,500 each are available. To be eligible for the scholarships you will need to be a home/EU student and to have accepted a place on one of these courses starting in 2018. The recipients will be chosen by the respective course directors on the basis of academic excellence judged by grades and where applicable the research proposal.

Alumni bursary

The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health offers an alumni bursary of £1,000 towards tuition fees for successful applicants who are recent University of Manchester graduates and who are commencing one of our postgraduate taught master's programmes in 2018.

The bursary will be applied as a fee reduction automatically for those students and alumni who meet the Alumni Bursary criteria so there is no application process.

Conference award scheme

We are dedicated to supporting you to develop your career and professional networks. As a student on this course you will be able to apply to our conference award scheme. The student with the best abstract will be awarded funding to attend a national conference.

Widening participation

The University also has a number of bursaries aimed at removing barriers to master's study for students. Find out if you are eligible .

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 0270
Email
Website
https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/psychology/
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health