• Stress and Health

Why study at Roehampton

  • The MSc in Stress and Health is the only programme of its kind in the UK
  • This masters combines psychological and biological approaches to stress
  • The programme deals with the specifics of how stress affects particular illnesses and stress management in the workplace, and includes a practical elements
  • Roehampton is ranked best modern university in London (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015)
  • We are the most research-intensive modern university in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014)
  • There is a demand for graduates with expertise in stress driven by an increased scientific interest in stress, its impact and a rapidly growing commercial stress management sector.

    There is a demand for graduates with expertise in stress, driven by an increased scientific interest in stress, its impact and a rapidly growing commercial stress management sector. This course provides a science-based qualification in the study of stress, dealing specifically with the mechanisms by which psychological stress can induce illnesses and examining issues of measurement, prevalence and management. After the first semester the emphasis will be on independent study, and you will be able to undertake an in-depth piece of original research.

    More details

    You will look at how psychological states can affect physical wellbeing, in particular the role of stress in the development of various diseases, such as coronary heart disease (the biggest killer in the west) and metabolic disorders including diabetes and mental illnesses. It is important to emphasise that this programme is not intended to be a general counselling course, as it focuses specifically on the psychobiology of stress.

    This programme deals with the specifics of how stress affects particular illnesses and includes a practical module on the problem of assessing stress levels. It also looks at various approaches to reducing stress, particularly in the workplace.

    We offer this course on a full-time and part-time basis.

    Research areas

    Stress medicine and psychoneuroimmunology are growth areas in modern medicine. Research into occupational stress is increasingly important in the modern context.

    Example modules

    • Health Psychophysiology
    • Practical Psychometrics
    • Research Methods

    Career options

    Practitioners work in stress measurement and stress management, and psychophysiological work in professions associated to medicine.

    Level

    Postgraduate

    MSc/PGDip/PGCert

    Number of credits

    MSc: 180; PGDip: 120; PGCert: 60

    Specific entry requirements »

    Postgraduate entry requirements »

    Department

    Life Sciences »

    Duration

    1 year (full-time); 2-4 years (part-time)

    Programme start

    September

    Tuition fees

    £7,200 (2016; full-time UK/EU)
    £400 per ten credits (2016; part-time UK/EU)

    £13,000 (2016; full-time International)
    £725 per ten credits (2016; part-time International)

    For further fee information see our UK/EU or International finance pages

    Programme outline

    View the full details »

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    Further information

    Patrick Brady »
    P.Brady@roehampton.ac.uk
    +44 (0)20 8392 3258

    Contact our enquiries team »
    +44 (0)20 8392 3232

     
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