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Master in General Health Psychology


General Health Psychology

The master’s degree received official recognition as a professionalising study thanks to the guarantee, established under Ministerial order ECD/1070/2013, of an offer of places in duly authorised reference centres and registered as health centres in their autonomous community. This qualification of the centres or health services makes it possible to provide students with a high-quality, recognised education.

This master's degree offers 30 places for carrying out external placements. Pre-enrolment on this master's degree requires an undertaking to accept the performance of placements at the centre allocated, depending on preferences and weighted marks.

The subject area of work placements seeks to provide students with the opportunity to put into practice the skills obtained on the master's degree, as students are required to work in their new professional role at an external health centre supervised by a health professional, who will coordinate and supervise activities at the centre.

Work placements on the master's degree are structured into two subjects: External Practical classes. 1, during the second semester, worth 12 ECTS (approximately 180 hrs); and External Practical Classes 2, during the third semester, worth 18 ECTS (approximately 270 hrs).

Both external practical classes allow the student to put his/her skills into practice at a health department or area. Therefore, External Practical classes 1 will be carried out, wherever possible, at one health module or area, while External Practical classes 2 will be carried out at another health module or area. Furthermore, this undertaking can be linked to the student’s master's thesis as a project in the field of health psychology.

Assignments of external placements

The pupils will choose, in order of preference, 7 options at most, from the placement centres offered as part of the master's degree in General Health Psychology.

Selection process

The Joint Committee for the master's degree will complete the selection and assignment process taking into consideration the student’s choice and weighted entry mark in placements 1. 

For places in placements II, the average grade for the master’s degree course subjects taken at the time of the assignment.

The Office of the Master's Degree Coordination Secretary will send an email to students with the information to select external placements:

  • Places available
  • Website

Places for external placements are chosen online towards the end of July (7 options maximum in order of priority). Afterwards, the Secretary's Office for Master's Degree Coordination and the Postgraduate School will publish a list of those finally admitted with their weighted marks and allocated places for external placements.

Appeals over the allocation of placements may be filed; they will be resolved by the Joint Committee on Master's Degrees.

If you have any queries please forward them to:

Carmen Dilmé
Secretary's office for Studies - Master’s degrees FEP
Tel. 972 418311

Should a student not agree to their assigned place, they will have to present reasoned arguments for this. The Committee will study the possibility of reallocation, provided that alternative places are available.

As an extraordinary measure and on geographically justified grounds, the student may propose a new centre. In this case, to be assessed by the Joint Commission of the Master's Degree, a new place may be offered whenever the centre formally arranges the agreement guaranteeing this place for future years.

Each student will have an academic tutor and a tutor from the placements centre. Assessment reports or documents will have to be handed over at the end of the practicum, according to the External Placements Guide .

Students will receive the Practicum Guide, once the external placements have started; this will help them to organise not just the reports and documents that have to be delivered but also their academic tutorials.

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