As one of the first universities in the UK to train health psychologists, our MSc and DPsyc Health Psychology programmes offer a recognised and established pathway to practice.
Health psychology explores the psychological and behavioural processes that influence the development of illness, the promotion of health, and the delivery of healthcare through rigorous research which feeds into evidence-based practice.
City’s Health Psychology programmes are delivered by academic and research staff who are at the forefront of the profession. Our academic team has one of the largest numbers of Chartered Health Psychologists in the UK, as well as health psychology researchers and PhD students. Our teaching promotes the scientist-practitioner model in which research influences how we practice, while allowing our experiences in practice to shape the research questions we ask.
Both programmes are accredited by The British Psychological Society (BPS), allowing successful graduates from the MSc to complete stage 1 of the BPS standard training to become a fully recognised health psychologist. Graduates from the DPsych will gain full registration, allowing them to work independently and ethically in all of the registered health psychologist core competencies.
Of the research submitted for the 2014 REF 82% of the School's research impact was judged as world leading or internationally excellent School of Health Sciences
Since 1877 the School has been one of the leading nursing colleges in London.
City is ranked 1st in London in the UK for health professions in the Guardian University Guide 2017
Courses and study
Our MSc and DPsyc Health Psychology programmes offer a recognised and established pathway to practice.
The School of Health Sciences delivers world-leading healthcare research that impacts policy, service delivery and practice. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) 82% of our research activity was rated as either ‘World Class’ or ‘Internationally Excellence’. Many academic staff from the School are research active and are recognised in both the UK and overseas for their contributions to the healthcare sector.
The Centre for Health Services Research comprises 10 research groups:
- Management of Long Term Conditions Group
- Research Group for Quality of Care for Older People
- Telehealth and Telecare Group
- Patient Safety Group
- Service User Involvement and Collaboration Group
- Health Economics Group
- Implementation Research Group
- Health Policy Leadership and Management Group
- Education for Practice and Research Group
- Impact of Disease and Treatments Group
News, events and recent research
The School of Health Sciences has two main locations, Myddelton Street where all academic and support staff are based; this is also where the Student Helpdesk can be found and at City's main campus Northampton Square. The School’s specialist teaching facility the Clinical Skills Centre is based within The Tait Building in Northampton Square, this is where the majority of teaching takes place.
Many of our courses include placement modules with students gaining clinical experience at some of London’s leading hospitals including Bart’s Health NHS Trust, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the East London NHS Foundation Trust and Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Locations are illustrated on the map below.
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