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Master's degree in Health General Psychology

Get ready to work with people, families and couples as a General Health Psychologist and do tasks related to promoting health and emotional well-being, assessing psychological problems and psychotherapeutic interventions.  
This Master’s degree qualifies students to work as general health psychologists

  • Language: Spanish
  • Credits: 90 ECTS
  • Duration: 3 semesters (1.5 years)
  • Spaces available: 20
  • Modality: in-person
  • Academic Director: Mark Beyebach
  • Faculty or school: Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Where lessons take place: Pamplona


Master’s degree in line with the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

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Why study the Master’s Degree in Health General Psychology?

  • High demand of professionals in health psychology: in Navarre there are currently 946 associated psychologists, out of which only 315 are qualified.
  • Teaching staff with proven teaching and researching excellence. UPNA is part of the Biomedic Research Centre NavarraBiomed and the Health Research Institute of Navarre (IdiSNA), and collaborates with the Hospital Area of Navarre and public health institutions.
  • Small groups
  • You will acquire the knowledge, skills and competences to:
    • Work as a professional in the General Health Psychology area in a professional, ethical and scientific way.
    • Conduct research projects, assessments and psychological interventions.

You can do this master's degree with:


Training in competencies


From which degrees can I access the Master's Degree in Health General Psychology?

  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology

What will I be able to work in when I finish the Master's degree in Health General Psychology?

  • As a General Health Psychologist, conducting preventive interventions which foster people’s well-being, psychological issues assessments and psychological and psychotherapeutic interventions. 
  • Scientific research in the General Health Psychology area.

Learning outcomes

Access and admission

Access requirements

In order to access official Master's degrees it will be necessary to have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology as well as, if necessary, complementary training of at least 90 ECTS specifically related to the health sector issued by a higher education institution of the European Higher Education Area or any other country which grants access to Master’s degrees in the issuing country. 

Those students who access the Master's degree with a foreign degree must, for their application to be considered and assessed, have a favourable report from the Accreditation Commission for Psychology Studies (CAEP) of the Conference of Deans of Psychology of Spanish Universities.  To do this, once the pre-registration is completed, they must send the following documentation to the e-mail address

  • Academic certification of the studies undertaken by the applicant to obtain the degree, including, among other details, the official duration - in academic years - of the curriculum followed, the subjects taken, the number of hours each of them include, and, if applicable, the corresponding ECTS credits obtained.
  • Form for the analysis of the file in relation to the requirements of Order CNU/1309/2018, of 5 December, filled in by the applicant. 
  • The syllabus or teaching guides of the subjects and/or courses listed in the form for the file analysis request.

The deadline for submitting this request is 2:00 PM local time on 11 March, 2024.   Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered.

Access requirements Access requirements


Only students who have completed their Bachelor’s degrees will be admitted.

Specific criteria for the Master's degree

The Master's Degree Academic Committee is ultimately responsible for determining admission. 

Selection of candidates to study this Master’s degree will weigh:

  • Average mark of academic transcript of the degree in Psychology: Maximum 90 points.
  • English:
    • Official diploma that certifies a C2: 10 points.
    • Official diploma that certifies a C1: 7,5 points.
    • Official diploma that certifies a B2: 5 points


Minimum grades for academic year 2023/24

Minimum grades for academic year 2023/24, once the scale was applied, were the following:

  • list of 19th of July: 8.096
  • list of 26th of July: 7.779
  • list of 31st of July: 7.709


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