Buckingham MSc Health Psychology degree receives official British Psychological Society accreditation
12 July 2019
The University of Buckingham’s MSc in Health Psychology programme has been accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
The BPS accreditation means that students who complete the MSc Health Psychology degree gain the necessary competencies to meet stage 1 training in Health Psychology, which enables them to progress to stage 2 doctoral-level training, working towards registration with the Health & Care Professions Council as a practitioner psychologist.
Dean of the School of Psychology and Wellbeing, Dr Alan Martin, said: “Receiving this accreditation enables us to provide a complete career progression pathway for our students who want to become health psychologists.
“With our condensed timetable, our BSc Psychology (also accredited by the BPS) can be achieved in two years and those who wish to, can progress straight onto the MSc, achieving both qualifications in just three years. We are also working towards ensuring that we develop capacity for stage 2 training at Buckingham.”
Psychology is a subject increasing in popularity among young people. Demand for places to study it at degree and master’s level is growing year-on-year.
Students studying the MSc Health Psychology at Buckingham complete extensive research training, adopt a multidisciplinary approach to understand health and health behaviours, and complete a placement in an applied setting for six months.
Jenna Gillett, MSc Health Psychology graduate said: “Buckingham’s MSc in Health Psychology has opened so many doors for me. The course is specifically designed to prepare you for stage 2 training and with an incorporated placement during term, I feel well-equipped to begin my career in Health Psychology.”
Buckingham offer taster sessions to those considering pursuing a career in the field, so that they can gain an understanding of what studying the subject at University will be like, enabling them to make an informed decision.