Keele to launch new MSc to understand inequalities in access to healthcare

Students on a new Master's degree launching at Keele this September will learn the skills and expert knowledge to help them understand the issues associated with inequality of access to healthcare.

The MSc in Psychology and Health Inequalities, which will have its first intake in September 2021, has been designed to give students advanced training in psychological research methods and analysis, as well as introducing an advanced study of health inequalities from a wide range of perspectives including psychological, sociological, linguistic, and epidemiological.

Led by Dr Sue Sherman from Keele’s School of Psychology, the course will also give students the chance to conduct a dissertation project on a topic of their choice under the supervision of a research-active member of staff.

Keele University has a well-established community of active researchers in the field of health inequalities, whose recent studies have considered health from the perspectives of older adults, LGBTQ communities, people with learning disabilities, gender, new mothers, and Eastern European migrants amongst other groups.

The staff teaching on this course also work with external partners such as charities, local councils, NHS trusts and international organisations, and conduct research into the most current health issues, including cervical screening, breastfeeding, mental health, social justice, and Covid-19 vaccination.

This means that students on this MSc course will have the opportunity to conduct research that has the potential to make a real difference, and will learn from experts with considerable experience gained in a real-world context.

Dr Sue Sherman, Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer in Psychology said: “The course is open to students from a range of disciplines and they will get to work with staff who are passionate about reducing inequality in healthcare and giving students the knowledge to effect real change in the world.”

Visit the course page for more information.