Official master's degree in General Health Psychology

ADvanced and specialised training in the knowledge and skills required for professional general health psychologists, with placements in leading hospitals around the country

Content Official Master's Degree in General Health Psychology

Study guides

Master description

In accordance with what is established in Order ECD/1070/2013, the official master's degree in General Healthcare Psychology consists of 90 ECTS credits of contents specific to the Healthcare sector; 30 of those credits correspond to work placements in authorised healthcare centres and 12 to the Master Thesis.

In accordance with the aforementioned Order, the master's degree includes a basic 6-credit module on the scientific and professional foundations of Healthcare Psychology, and 42 compulsory credits corresponding to specific modules aimed at providing you will the basic skills in General Healthcare Psychology, as well as in research, evaluation and intervention in Health Psychology.

Teaching timetable

Schedule 2019-2020

Study plan structure

Type Credits
Compulsory 48
Master Thesis 12
External Practicum 30


Module Credits Type
First year    
Assessment and Intervention in Adult Mental Health 6 OB
Assessment and Intervention in Child and Adolescent Mental Health 6 OB
Assessment and Intervention in Chronic Diseases, Disability and Ageing 9 OB
Basic Skills Training for General Health Psychologist 6 OB
Health Prevention and Promotion 9 OB
Scientific and Professional Foundations in Health Psychology 6 OB
Work Placement I 18 OB
Second year    
Masters Dissertation 12 OB
Professional Experience in Research, Assessment and Intervention in Health Psychology 6 OB
Work Placement II 12 OB


OB: Compulsory