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Official master’s degree in General Health Psychology
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Denomination

Official master's degree in General Health Psychology

Academic Area

Psychology

Length / Credits

18 months / 90 ETCS

Places

30

Modality

On-site classes

THERAPEUTIC UNIT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSISTANCE

Student profile

Applicants must have a degree in Psychology, with at least 90 ECTS of healthcare content. This training program does not require previous professional experience.

Admission and Enrolment

Enrolment application via website, sending of the documents and formalisation of admission at the University.

Calendar and timetables

From October to March. Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 15.30 h to 20.30 h.

Academic Calendar

Access to the General Health Psychologist profession.

Why study at the UAO CEU?

1. Professionalising nature

The access for psychologists into clinical and healthcare contexts has been affected by recent legal developments, such as Regulations of Occupational Health (Royal Decree of Healthcare Centres, RD1277/2003) and more recently the training program in the field of Clinical Psychology (BOE, 17th of June 2009).
Lately, the Seventh Additional Disposition of the Law 33/2011, stated as the only way to access the profession of General Health Psychologist, to obtain the title of official master’s degree in General Health Psychology. In this manner, the training route for psychologists is clearly set as follows: Degree in Psychology(which does not provide licensure itself), the official master’s degree in General Health Psychology to obtain the title of General Health Psychologist and PIR or experts (to be able to carry out clinical tasks in any sector, private or public).

Thus, the UAO CEU University believes it is necessary to offer this master as a complement to the degree and provide a solid training, besides preparing students for the professional practice, according to the agreed conditions, it offers a training that fits to the study plans leading to obtain this title.

2. Professional development

Wide internship programme that counts with many centres, authorised and registered as Healthcare Centres in the corresponding autonomic registers. Job Listing at a national and international level with more than 2,300 associate businesses with internship offers in more than 20 countries.

3. Boost to quality research

With the purpose of contributing to the dissemination of research projects of the Health Psychology field, the Vila-Saborit Foundation and the Universitat Abat Oliba CEU have founded the awards "Fundación Vila-Saborit to the best Final Master's Dissertation in General Health Psychology".

With these awards, the organiser institutions expect to boost the scientific production of quality in the Health Psychology field, to detect valuable contributions in this field and contribute to its knowledge and dissemination.

With the objective of contributing to academic excellence, to this award can participate those graduates whose Final Master's Dissertation has a mark of 8 or more.

4. Faculty

Faculty composed of experts with a broad teaching experience and renowned professional experience in specific fields of health psychology.

5. Knowledge and competences

To carry out research, evaluations and psychological interventions on those aspects that affect promotion and improvement of general health status.

6. Employability

The average work placement rate is 95% in the postgraduate studies of the CEU.

7. Information resources

The Library Service is conceived as a support unit for study and research. Its most important objective is to meet the educative and scientific demands. It has convenient opening hours, including weekends, with the best computer equipment. In addition, the UAO CEU offers to all the University community a vast digital storage, with free access to its publications from its docent, research or institutional activities carried out by teachers, students or former students from the University.

Careers

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Students obtain the "official master's degree in General Health Psychology by the Universitat Abat Oliba CEU". This master’s degree is the official licensure needed to work as General Health Psychologist. This official master's degree allows to carry out healthcare activities, provided that these activities do not involve specialised assistance from other healthcare professionals.

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Prices and scholarships

TOTAL PRICE

€9,465

PAYMENT METHODS

Once you have made a reservation, the payment of the rest of the registration fee can be carried out in one of the following methods:

Single payment

This method involves a 3% discount on the enrolment fees.

Instalment payment

50% at the time of enrolment and 50% in January.

Monthly payment

10 instalments with special financing at 0% interest with Banc Sabadell (Check opening charges).

Other payment methods

With Banco Santander, "la Caixa", Catalunya Caixa, BBVA and Banc Sabadell. This method also involves a 3% discount on the enrolment fees.

MORE INFORMATION

Postgraduate and University Extension
Bellesguard, 30. 08022 Barcelona
Tel. +34 93 253 72 03
masters@uao.es

Quality and regulations

ADMISSION PROFILE

Applicants for the official master’s degree in General Health Psychology must own a degree in psychology, with at least 90 ECTS of healthcare content. This training program does not require previous professional experience.

OBJECTIVES

The main goal of the official master’s degree in General Health Psychology is to train professionals in the acquisition of knowledge and necessary competences to carry out research, evaluations and psychological interventions on those aspects that affect promotion and improvement of general health status. Also, there is training in scientific and professional fundamentals of health psychology, and particularly in training of basic skills of general health psychologist.