General Health Psychology + Social Intervention PsychologyMaster's degree

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    General Health Psychology + Social Intervention Psychology

    About the programme

    This official Joint Degree Programme is of a  qualifying nature and aims, on the one hand, to cover the current legislative need to pursue the Master’s degree in General Health Psychology in order to be able to practise the profession of psychologist in the health sector and, on the other, to complement this recognition with an added specialisation in relational/systemic psychotherapy.

    Therefore, after completing this programme you will be ableto:


    Work as a psychologist in the health sector

    - Consultations
    - Examination Centres
    - Detoxification Centres
    - Patients’ Associations
    - Etc.

    It is the prerequisite for opening a psychology centre.


    Work in the field of social intervention psychology

    Social intervention psychologists work on psychosocial aspects, understood as psychological elements that arise from the relationship of the person with the various environments or systems with which he or she relates. 

    • Campus:

      Bilbao Campus

    • Programme name:

      General Health Psychology + Social Intervention Psychology

    • Duration/credits:

      2 academic years - 132 ECTS

    • Language


    • Number of places


    • Programme type

      On campus

    • Application process:

      Admission process open

    • Faculty:

      Health Sciences
    • Share:

    2023-2024 ACADEMIC YEAR


    The deadline to apply for admission for the academic year 2023-24 will be open from 16 January to 31 May 2023.

    Find out about the steps to follow to process your application through the virtual office, the required documentation and the additional access requirements for some studies.

    Who is this programme for?

    This programme is for you if...

    You are required to have a degree in Psychology.

    According to order ECD/1070/2013, 90 of the credits of the Psychology degree must be of a health-related nature in order to be admitted to the Master's degree.

    Further information

    Having a B2 certificate in English will be an asset (graduates in Psychology from the University of Deusto are exempt from submitting it).

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    Candidates are required to be committed to social change, the promotion of justice and the welfare of disadvantaged groups.

    The following are also considered an asset:

    • Prior contact with organisations working with vulnerable groups.
    • Interpersonal skills, teamwork capacity and personal maturity.

    Programme aims


    Job training

    The maim purpose of the programme is to train graduates in Psychology for the practice of the health profession known as General Health Psychologist and for professional practice in the field of psychosocial and community intervention. It is therefore a professionally-oriented programme.


    Theory and practice

    The double master’s degree provides students with a proactive methodology to gain theoretical and practical knowledge. They are supervised by practising professionals as they apply this knowledge and are encouraged to carry out independent learning.


    Personal reflection

    The purpose of the programme is to encourage students’ personal reflection on complex social situations from the perspective of ethics and social responsibility. The aim is to train professionals capable of questioning situations, searching for innovative responses and communicating their conclusions and the reasons that back them up.


    Advanced training

    On completion of the programme, students are expected to have developed different specific competences that enable them to practise as psychologists in social intervention, as described by the Spanish General Psychology Council guidelines. Graduates will be required to make use of advanced psychological techniques, strategies and instruments in different areas. 

    Approved academic standards

    A fully accredited degree



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    Academic regulations

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    Specialised resources

    In your learning, you will have the Deusto Psych Unit available to you. This R&D&I Unit in Psychology and Health is equipped with the latest technology in psychophysiological instruments, virtual reality, assessment and psychodiagnosis, rehabilitation, and has large spaces and facilities.






    If you are going to study at the University of Deusto, you can benefit from our grant programme. We will give you information about the eligibility criteria and the range of grants promoted by other organisations.

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