Study Patterns: Health Psychology MSc (online)

On this page, you will find the study patterns for our MSc Health Psychology (online) programme.

This study pattern highlights the module(s) that you will need to study and select for the academic year. The scheduled modules for the remainder of your programme, outlined below, are based on the current plan, however, please note that the order of these may be subject to change. Should any changes be made, we will communicate this to you as soon as possible. Should you have any concerns regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact us on +44 (0)1332 594000 or onlineadmissions@derby.ac.uk.

For our students completing the programme at the standard rate of study, we recommend that you study 20 hours per week. For our students completing the programme at the accelerated rate of study, we recommend that you study at least 40 hours per week. 

Health Psychology, MSc - standard (3 years) with spring (January) start

Study PatternSpringSummerAutumn
Year 1 Health Promotion and Behaviour 
Change
(7PS521)
20 credits
Advanced Quantitative Methods in Health Psychology
(7PS537)
20 credits
Psychology of Health and Illness
(7PS520)
20 credits
Year 2 Professional Skills in Health Psychology
(7PS525)
20 credits
Advanced Qualitative Methods
(7PS523)
20 credits
Living with Long Term Conditions
(7PS524)
20 credits
Year 3 Research Project in Health Psychology
(7PS992)
60 credits
Research Project in Health Psychology
(7PS992)
60 credits continued
Research Project in Health Psychology
(7PS992)
60 credits continued

 

Health Psychology, MSc - accelerated (2 years) with spring (January) start

Study PatternSpringSummerAutumn
Year 1 Health Promotion and Behaviour 
Change
(7PS521)
20 credits

Professional Skills in Health Psychology
(7PS525)
20 credits
Advanced Quantitative Methods in Health Psychology
(7PS537)
20 credits

Advanced Qualitative Methods
(7PS523)
20 credits
Psychology of Health and Illness
(7PS520)
20 credits

Living with Long Term Conditions
(7PS524)
20 credits
Year 2 Research Project in Health Psychology
(7PS992)
60 credits
Research Project in Health Psychology
(7PS992)
60 credits continued
Research Project in Health Psychology
(7PS992)
60 credits continued