This programme is the only MSc in Health Psychology accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). It is intended for psychology graduates seeking to develop their knowledge and expertise in Health Psychology. The MSc will enable students to conduct high quality research and will prepare them to undertake further professional training in health psychology and other areas of psychology.
The course is concerned with the application of psychological theory, methods and research to health, illness and healthcare. Modules cover a wide variety of topics, including adjustment to chronic illness, doctor-patient communication, management of chronic pain and the nature of stress and its psycho-biological consequences. Students also take classes in research methods in health psychology and carry out an empirical research project in a health-related area.