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General Health Psychology

Student profile

Admission profile

Admission requirements 

  • Candidates must hold a Licenciatura or Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from an EU member country university or the corresponding diploma in the case of other countries.
    • According to the ECD Order /1070/2013, 90 of the credits must be earned in the field of health care in order to get the admission to the Master. Further information. 
  • Proof of B2 level in English (graduates holding a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Deusto are exempt). The University of Deusto may require applicants who cannot provide the certificate to sit an exam to determine their level. This exam will only be valid to fulfil the language requirement to enter this Master’s degree programme at the University of Deusto. No official certificate will be awarded.

Admission criteria

  • Academic record (which accounts for 40% of the assessment).
  • Motivation to do this programme. The following aspects will be examined to judge candidates’ motivation: Career objectives, attitudes and values relevant to the profession this programme of study focuses on. (25% of the assessment)
  • The capacity for teamwork. (5% of the assessment).
  • Previous work experience in this field, other postgraduate or continuing education courses related to the Master’s programme (20% of the assessment).
  • Knowledge of other languages (10% of the assessment).

Admission to the programme will be determined by the Admissions Committee formed by the Director of the Master’s programme and two lecturers on the Master’s programme. The Committee’s decision-making procedure is two-fold:

  1. Assessment of the documents submitted by candidates in support of their application:
    - Applications
    - Official academic transcript
    - Full Curriculum Vitae with supporting documentation
  2. A personal interview where the following aspects will be assessed:
    - Motivation to study this Master’s degree. Career objectives, attitudes and values relevant to the programme of study.
    - Capacity for teamwork.

The Admissions Committee may require candidates to complete additional modules to ensure that programme participants meet the required level.

In the case of students with special educational needs, the Committee will consider the conclusions of the reports drawn up by the UD Curriculum Adaptation Unit and the Social Work Service to ensure all students have equal rights and opportunities to enter the programme and acquire the key competences envisaged in it.

Candidates who have completed other official or non-official Master's degrees and wish to have their credits recognised by the University of Deusto will be required to follow the terms and procedures established in Royal Decree 861/2010 of 2 July, Article 6. 

Graduate profile

The graduate profile defined for this Master’s degree (official Spanish diploma) is that of a professional who can competently perform the following duties:

  • Observation, evaluation and diagnosis of a health disorder from the integrated biopsychosocial model approach.
  • Psychological and psychopathological diagnosis of different health disorders and mental health in particular.
  • Adapt and implement the correct psychological and psychotherapeutic intervention.
  • Fully understand health disorder-related psychosocial problems.
  • Psychotherapeutic intervention with patients affected by health and/or psychopathological problems.

Student profile

Admission profile

Admission requirements 

  • Candidates must hold a Licenciatura or Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from an EU member country university or the corresponding diploma in the case of other countries.
    • According to the ECD Order /1070/2013, 90 of the credits must be earned in the field of health care in order to get the admission to the Master. Further information. 
  • Proof of B2 level in English (graduates holding a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Deusto are exempt). The University of Deusto may require applicants who cannot provide the certificate to sit an exam to determine their level. This exam will only be valid to fulfil the language requirement to enter this Master’s degree programme at the University of Deusto. No official certificate will be awarded.

Admission criteria

  • Academic record (which accounts for 40% of the assessment).
  • Motivation to do this programme. The following aspects will be examined to judge candidates’ motivation: Career objectives, attitudes and values relevant to the profession this programme of study focuses on. (25% of the assessment)
  • The capacity for teamwork. (5% of the assessment).
  • Previous work experience in this field, other postgraduate or continuing education courses related to the Master’s programme (20% of the assessment).
  • Knowledge of other languages (10% of the assessment).

Admission to the programme will be determined by the Admissions Committee formed by the Director of the Master’s programme and two lecturers on the Master’s programme. The Committee’s decision-making procedure is two-fold:

  1. Assessment of the documents submitted by candidates in support of their application:
    - Applications
    - Official academic transcript
    - Full Curriculum Vitae with supporting documentation
  2. A personal interview where the following aspects will be assessed:
    - Motivation to study this Master’s degree. Career objectives, attitudes and values relevant to the programme of study.
    - Capacity for teamwork.

The Admissions Committee may require candidates to complete additional modules to ensure that programme participants meet the required level.

In the case of students with special educational needs, the Committee will consider the conclusions of the reports drawn up by the UD Curriculum Adaptation Unit and the Social Work Service to ensure all students have equal rights and opportunities to enter the programme and acquire the key competences envisaged in it.

Candidates who have completed other official or non-official Master's degrees and wish to have their credits recognised by the University of Deusto will be required to follow the terms and procedures established in Royal Decree 861/2010 of 2 July, Article 6. 

Graduate profile

The graduate profile defined for this Master’s degree (official Spanish diploma) is that of a professional who can competently perform the following duties:

  • Observation, evaluation and diagnosis of a health disorder from the integrated biopsychosocial model approach.
  • Psychological and psychopathological diagnosis of different health disorders and mental health in particular.
  • Adapt and implement the correct psychological and psychotherapeutic intervention.
  • Fully understand health disorder-related psychosocial problems.
  • Psychotherapeutic intervention with patients affected by health and/or psychopathological problems.