Psychology and Health Inequalities - MSc

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 this 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. 

Month of entry

  • September

Mode of study

  • Full time, Part time


Subject area

  • Psychology

Fees for 2023/24 academic year

  • UK - Full time £10,000 per year. Part time £5,500 per year.
    International - £18,800 per year.

Duration of study

  • Full time 1 year, Part time 2 years

Why study Psychology and Health Inequalities at Keele University?

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 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
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The School of Psychology is housed in the Dorothy Hodgkin building. Located at the heart of campus, our school offers a supportive environment with a close-knit student and staff community. The majority of lecture theatres, resource facilities and academics are situated within the building. When you need to collaborate with peers, or would like to gain feedback from academics, everyone is housed under one roof. 

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Keele Postgraduate Association

Keele University is one of a handful of universities in the UK to have a dedicated students' union for postgraduate students. A fully registered charity, Keele Postgraduate Association serves as a focal point for the social life and welfare needs of all postgraduate students during their time at Keele.

KPA interior

Hugely popular, the KPA Clubhouse (near Horwood Hall) provides a dedicated postgraduate social space and bar on campus, where you can grab a bite to eat and drink, sit quietly and read a book, or switch off from academic life at one of the many regular events organised throughout the year. The KPA also helps to host a variety of conferences, as well as other academic and career sessions, to give you and your fellow postgraduates the opportunities to come together to discuss your research, and develop your skills and networks.

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