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Published: 05 March 2021

A week in the life of a health psychology student

From maintaining health throughout the lifespan seminars to quantitative research methods workshops, discover what a typical week looks like as an MSc Health Psychology student at Surrey.

How you'll learn

Your teaching will be delivered through a combination of:

  • Group work (e.g. discussion groups)
  • Lectures
  • Online learning
  • Role plays
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials.

Outside of these, you’ll be expected to carry out independent study, including coursework, essays and reading.

We’ve also introduced hybrid learning, a mix of online and face-to-face sessions, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

"A patient spoke during a lecture and this gave me an insight into the communication skills that are integral to psychological practice."
Amen Eghosa-Aimufua, MSc Health Psychology

A typical week

You'll receive approximately 10 contact hours each week.

Monday

  • 12am to 2pm – ‘Academic Research Training for Health Psychology’ seminar
  • 3pm to 5pm – ‘Quantitative Research Methods’ seminar
  • 5pm to 6pm – ‘Quantitative Research Methods’ workshop

Tuesday

  • 11am to 1pm – ‘Maintaining Health Throughout the Lifespan’ seminar
  • 2pm to 4pm – ‘Contemporary Health Psychology and Professional Practice’ seminar

Wednesday

  • 9am to 5pm – Independent study

Thursday

  • 9am to 1pm – Independent study
  • 1pm to 2pm – Postgraduate webinar
  • 3pm to 5pm – Independent study

Friday

  • 9am to 5pm – Independent study

Find out more about our MSc Health Psychology course

Disclaimer

The timetable and modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication and may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps.

Given the changing nature of the Covid-19 pandemic, our hybrid learning model is under continuous review. See the latest information on all changes.

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