Study Patterns: Health Psychology MSc (Online)

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

This study pattern highlights the module(s) that you will need to study and select for the upcoming May trimester. 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 40 hours per week.

Health Psychology MSc - standard (3 years) with Summer (May) start

Study PatternSummerAutumnSpring
Year 1 Advanced Quantitative Methods in Health Psychology
(7PS537)
20 Credits
Psychology of Health and Illness
(7PS520)
20 Credits
Health Promotion and Behaviour Change
(7PS521)
20 Credits
Year 2 Advanced Qualitative Methods
(7PS523)
20 Credits 
Living with Long Term Conditions
(7PS524)
20 Credits 
Professional Skills in Health Psychology
(7PS525)
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 Summer (May) start

Study PatternSummerAutumnSpring
Year 1

Advanced Quantitative Methods in Health Psychology
(7PS537)
20 Credits

Advanced Qualitative Methods
(7PS523)
20 Credits

Living with Long Term Conditions
(7PS524)
20 Credits

Psychology of Health and Illness
(7PS520)
20 Credits 

Health Promotion and Behaviour Change
(7PS521)
20 Credits

Professional Skills in Health Psychology
(7PS525)
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