Course Overview

The conditions in which we're born, grow, live and work can lead to unfair, unavoidable, often disproportionate differences in health between people depending on their background, from lower life expectancy to increased susceptibility to illnesses. On our MSc, you'll learn to use psychology to better understand the drivers of those health inequalities, increasing awareness and sensitivity to potential barriers, including cultural, ethical or religious beliefs, which can affect uptake of health interventions, such as screening or vaccination. You’ll develop specialist skills and knowledge useful to NGOs, charities, think tanks, governments and health organisations seeking to positively impact people's lives throughout the world.

Key facts

  • Keele is ranked top 150 in the world for Psychology (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021).
  • High staff-to-student ratio enhanced by small-group tutorials and a strong, inclusive research community.
  • Blend of practice and research-led teaching drawing on broad base of expertise in psychology, sociology, anthropology, linguistics and epidemiology.
  • Optional placement in Semester 1 or 2 provides valuable work experience which relates your learning to professional settings and applications in policy, research or practice.
  • Opportunities to hear from guest lecturers with experience of working with patients, carers or health agencies.