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Master of Psychology in Health Psychology
Master of Psychology in Health Psychology

Master of Psychology in Health Psychology

  • ID:UM10952
  • Level:Master's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (EUR)

  • Application Fee:€95.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:€10,800.00
  • LivingFee/Year:€8,500.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:€200.00
  • Application Fee:€95.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:€10,800.00
  • LivingFee/Year:€8,500.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:€200.00
Estimated Total/program:
€39,190.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements:

English requirements:

  • IELTS:  a minimum of 6.0 in each element

  •  TOEFL: Internet-Based Test (iBT): a writing score of at least 24

  • † TOEFL Internet-Based

  • ††Academic IELTS

  • ††† Cambridge Certificates: a pass at a Grade C or better is required

Course Information

The overall aim of the Master of Psychology in Health Psychology programme is to equip students with the necessary psychology knowledge, values, attitudes and skills required to practise as a Health Psychologist. This is done firstly through taught units on the theories and research on health, wellbeing and a lifespan biopsychosocial approach to the development of children, young adults, adults and older adults, as well as a focus on health systems.

Promotion, prevention, assessment and interventions for challenges to such wellbeing, development and health will also be explored. Secondly, students have 9 hours of supervised field placement per week throughout the course for them to develop the professional values, ethics, attitudes and skills to address the various needs of persons through individual, group, system, and society level strategies.

Thirdly students are also provided with training in research including the submission of a dissertation. The Master of Psychology in Health Psychology programme is the only route in Malta through which, when followed by two years of supervised practice, individuals can obtain a warrant to practice as Health Psychologists.

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YEAR ONE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

  • FSD5572, Family Therapy and Systemic Practice, 5 ECTS,

  • PSY5608, Research Methods, 10 ECTS,

  • PSY5616, Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents, 5 ECTS,

  • PSY5641, Core Placement 1: Health Psychology - Behaviour Change, 10 ECTS,

Semester 1
Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

  • PSY5613, Psychotherapeutic Approaches: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Humanistic-Existential Therapy and Couples Therapy, 5 ECTS,

  • PSY5643, Stress, Health and Illness, 5 ECTS,

  • PSY5662, Assessment in Health Psychology, 5 ECTS,

Semester 2
Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

  • PSY5614, Leading Groups in Professional Settings, 5 ECTS,

  • PSY5645, Long-Term Health Conditions, 5 ECTS,

  • PSY5661, Interventions in Health Psychology, 5 ECTS,

YEAR TWO

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

  • PSY5593, Dissertation, 30 ECTS,

  • PSY5646, Core Placement 2: Health Psychology - Behaviour Change, 10 ECTS,

Semester 1
Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

  • PSY5618, Psychotherapeutic Approaches: CBT, Ethics and Psychopharmacology, 5 ECTS,

  • PSY5621, Psychology of Ageing, 5 ECTS,

  • PSY5647, Understanding the Role of Individual Differences, Developmental and Cultural Factors in Health, 5 ECTS,

  • PSY5648, Applications of Health Psychology in Healthcare Settings, 5 ECTS,

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Persons who acquire the Master of Psychology in Health Psychology degree, followed by two years of supervised practice, can work as warranted Health Psychologists in a variety of community and mental health settings. Health psychologists can work directly with clients across all stages of development and in different settings, including clinical health within health centres and hospitals; health promotion, occupational health, community and public health within public/private organisations to promote health and wellbeing. Other Health Psychologists may decide to focus on research in health related issues or influence public policy on health care issues.

The Master of Psychology in Health Psychology also provides candidates access to doctoral programmes in psychology both locally and overseas.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Health insurance - EUR €200 per year

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