University Master’s Degree in General Health Psychology - Official

Become a general health psychologist
Type of programme
Official masters
Duration
4 semesters
Credits
90 ECTS
Price
€109.00 / ECTS x 63 = €6,867.00 (+ €480.00 Registrations fees). *Prices corresponding to the 2023-2024 academic year.
Places
30
Schedule
Mornings and afternoons from Monday to Friday
Language
Catalan and Spanish
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University master’s degree in general health psychology

Mission and objective

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences has developed this University Master’s Degree in General Health Psychology to provide continuity to students from the Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at UIC Barcelona and other institutions who are interested in practising psychology in health settings.

The main aim of the University Master’s Degree in General Health Psychology is to offer students the opportunity to practise psychology in a real, controlled and supervised context. It will give them the confidence, tools and assurance they need to become professional practitioners.

Practical and innovative methodology

  • Dynamic and participatory classes.
  • Session simulations with actors.
  • Observation of real sessions in our own psychology and psychiatry clinic (Support).
  • Participation in sessions as co-therapist.
  • Own roster of patients at the Support Clinic and teaching of group health promotion sessions. This includes individual supervision and case reviews.

Values:

  • Ethics
  • High demands
  • Work ethic
  • Love for the profession

Why take this master’s degree at UIC Barcelona?

  • Individual attention and supervision: maximum 30 students.
  • We provide students a comprehensive education, helping them to gradually acquire the skills and tools they need to practise the profession.
  • Our teaching methodology is based on simulation and the analysis of real cases.
  • We have the Support Clinic, our own psychology and psychiatry clinic, where students can see how what they learn in class applies in a real-world setting.
  • The students have their own roster of patients at the clinic, under supervision.
  • Personal supervision right from the start, with experiential workshops that help the students grow both as people and therapists.
  • The students are provided the fundamentals and tools necessary to become entrepreneurs.
  • Our facilities include an Experimental Psychology Laboratory.
  • We are an innovative faculty and up-to-date with the latest methodologies.
  • The Psychology degrees are taught on the Sant Cugat Campus, in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, in a multidisciplinary environment that fosters synergies between students from the various bachelor’s degree programmes.

Who is it intended for?

This master’s degree is intended for anyone with a bachelor's or undergraduate degree in Psychology who has taken at least 90 health-specific credits and is interested in furthering their knowledge and acquiring the competences and skills necessary to work in health settings.

They must be professionals with a desire to promote the health and wellbeing of their patients and who are capable of establishing a professional relationship of support during life processes. They should therefore possess:

  • The ability to think critically.
  • A great ability to analyse and summarise. 
  • Interpersonal and communication skills.
  • The ability to conduct research.
  • A capacity for creativity and innovation.
  • The ability to work as a team.

Students must be able to attend the classes and complete the practicum.

Academic accreditation

El Màster Universitari en Psicologia General de UIC Barcelona dona accés a la professió sanitària regulada denominada psicòleg general sanitari, recollida en la Llei 33/2011 general de salut pública publicada en el BOE del 5 d’octubre de 2011.

A més a més, és un màster oficial que també dona accés al doctorat.

Presentation

Introduction

If you are interested in practising psychology in the field of health and undertaking evaluation, research and intervention tasks aimed at promoting and improving people’s health, this is the right master’s programme for you.

The University Master’s Degree in General Health Psychology at UIC Barcelona is a programme designed by the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences with a view to providing comprehensive insight into research issues and the application of psychological knowledge to health-related problems and the wellbeing and habits of people in different social contexts. The programme provides the theoretical knowledge and methodological tools necessary to meet the demands of today’s society and allows participants to continue on to doctoral studies.

This degree stands out from others thanks to our Support Clinic, where students will have the opportunity to learn from real cases right from day one. As the students move along, they will gradually take on greater responsibility, eventually managing their own patient roster and leading health prevention and promotion workshops. All with the support and supervision of experts, who will ensure they develop as both practitioners and people.

Study programme and subjects 2023-2024

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
Assessment and Diagnosis in Children and Adolescents Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Fundamentals of Health Psychology Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Intervention in Children and Adolescents Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Promotion and Prevention in Health Psychology Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Therapeutic Skills for the General Health Psychologist Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Assessment and Diagnosis in Adults Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Assessment and Diagnosis in the Couple and Family Environment Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Intervention in Adults Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Practicum I Type: PR Term: Second semester ECTS: 15
Type: OP Term: Annual ECTS: 6
Intervention in Personality Disorders Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Intervention in Risk and Social Vulnerability Situations Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Subjects in course 2 Type Term ECTS
Final Master's Degree Project Type: TF Term: First semester ECTS: 12
Practicum II Type: PR Term: First semester ECTS: 15
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English

Admission calls

First call for applications:

  • Deadline for submitting documents: 21 November 2022
  • Interviews with preselected candidates: 24 November 2022
  • Communication of results: December 8, 2022. 

 

Second call for applications:

  • Deadline for submitting documents: 22 February 2023
  • Interviews with preselected candidates: 28 February 2023
  • Communication of results: 14 March 2023

 

Third call for applications:

  • Deadline for submitting documents: 19 April 2023
  • Interviews with preselected candidates: 25 April 2023 
  • Communication of results: 9 May 2023

 

Fourth call for applications:

  • Deadline for submitting documents: 17 May 2023
  • Interviews with preselected candidates: 23 May 2023
  • Communication of results: 6 June 2023

 

Fifth call for applications:

  • Deadline for submitting documents: 21 June 2023
  • Interviews with preselected candidates: 27 June 2023
  • Communication of results: 11 July 2023

 

 

Internship

In the Master’s Degree in General Health Psychology, curricular practicums carry a great deal of academic weight (30 ECTS). Students will undertake practicums at a renowned centre for a period of several months.

External practicums are a form of applied training that follow the curriculum.

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences offers each student individual guidance prior to arranging the practicums, with specific training sessions, tutorials and events featuring the participating organisations.

The practicums are organised in well-established and renowned centres.

Prerequisites & admissions

The admission process involves assessing the applicants’ curriculum vitae, academic records from past university studies, personal profile and motivations.

To be eligible for this master’s degree, applicants must hold a bachelor’s/undergraduate degree in Psychology linked, where applicable, to additional training which ensures that the person concerned has earned at least 90 health-specific ECTS. 

Holders of a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology who have majored in Health Psychology as part of a curriculum adapted to Order CNU/1309/2018, of 5 December, regulating the general conditions to which Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology curricula must conform, comply with this admission requirement, as their official university degree includes a major in Health Psychology.

The admission procedure for holders of verified undergraduate/bachelor’s degrees in Psychology earned before the date of entry into force of the aforementioned Order CNU/1309/2018 involves verifying whether the curriculum followed includes at least 90 health-specific ECTS or, if it does it not, determining the bridging courses from the subjects comprising the Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology’s major in Health Psychology. In this regard:

  • For holders of a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology who successfully completed their curriculum prior to the adaptation to the aforementioned Order CNU/1309/2018, a training course of at least 90 health-specific ECTS has been guaranteed through the external evaluation processes undertaken by the quality assurance agencies to verify the curriculum for the Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, taking as a reference the white paper, as well as for the initial verification of the curriculum for the Master’s Degree in General Health Psychology.
  • For holders of an undergraduate degree in Psychology, a training course of at least 90 health-specific ECTS has been guaranteed through the external evaluation processes undertaken by the quality assurance agencies to determine level 3 of the Spanish Framework of Qualifications for Higher Education, as well as for the initial verification of the curriculum for the Master’s Degree in General Health Psychology. 

On these grounds, the bachelor’s and undergraduate degrees in Psychology issued in Spain before Order CNU/1309/2018 fulfil the necessary requirements for admission to the Master’s Degree in General Health Psychology. As a result, holders of these degrees may not be excluded from the selection process nor do they require bridging courses.

In the case of bachelor’s degrees in Psychology issued after Order CNU/1309/2018, this requirement has already been incorporated into the verification process or their curricula have been modified to comply with this admission requirement. 

When selecting applicants, particular value shall be attached to personal qualities such as a desire or calling to practise their profession in clinical settings, as well as critical thinking skills and the ability to summarise.