Published: 01 March 2022

A week in the life of a health psychology student

On our Health Psychology MSc, you’ll gain an understanding of the different approaches to research and explore a range of applied topics. Discover what a typical week is like for students on the course.

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.

A typical week

You'll receive approximately 10 contact hours each week.


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


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


  • 9am to 5pm – Independent study.


  • 9am to 5pm – Independent study.


  • 9am to 5pm – Independent study.

Find out more about our MSc Health Psychology course


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.

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