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Master's degree in General Health Psychology

Providing students with professional training in the evaluation and treatment of psychpathological and health problems. The training takes its inspiration from the practising scientific model, which argues that effective professional training involves the acquisition of both practical (applied) and research competences. The master's degree has been designed to provide applied and advanced training across a range of core concepts, procedures, techniques and approaches that enable students to work as professionals in the ambit of General Health Psychology. The master's degree content also aims to provide basic and applied research training and the critical and reflective capacities essential to improving professional practice. 

Career oportunities

The Master's Degree in General Health Psychology enables students to work as health psychologists.

Moreover, graduates will obtain the skills needed to work in the following ambits. 

1. Health centres
2. Independent private practice 
3. Research: universities and research institutes
4. Training, education and supervision of future professionals
5. Management and administration: working in health system management 

In general: a) evaluation, b) diagnosis, c) treatment and intervention with the aim of understanding, relieving and resolving psychological disorders relating to emotional problems, behavioural problems, personal worries, etc. 

Master's degree in General Health Psychology
Duration 90 ECTS - 1 year and a half
Track Professional and research
Type Face-to-face
Timetable 17:00 to 21:00 Monday to Friday, until the conclusion of the theory classes; the practicals timetable is set by the faculty/school and is normally between 8:00/9:00 and 15:00 (subject to variation). 
Work placement Compulsory: 30 credits in total, divided into 12 for the first year and 18 for the second.
Language of instruction Spanish and Catalan
Places available 40

Faculty of Education Sciences and Psychology

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Affiliated doctoral programme Health, Psychology and Psychiatry
Start and finish dates of teaching End of September (or start of October) to May
There is one single exam session for the Master's  Final Project and one for the Practicals (for each of the subjects worth 12 and 18 credits).
Number of exam sessions for final master's project  Single exam session
Number of exam sessions for practicals (evaluation)  Single exam session
Academic coordination Dr. Jordi Miró
Coordination email address coordinacio.master_pgs@urv.cat
Administrative contact details Postgraduate School
977 558 235


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