General Health Psychology

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Qualifying Master's Degree

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Participating Universities

University of Alcalá

Organising Centre, Department or Institute

Centro Universitario Cardenal Cisneros

Teaching centre(s)

Centro Universitario Cardenal Cisneros

Avenida de los Jesuitas 34, 28006, Alcalá de Henares

Year Course Started

2017-18 (RD 1393/2007)



Official Duration

One and a half academic years, full-time

Minimum number of ECTS by type of registration and course

60 ECTS for full-time students, 30 ECTS for part-time students

Type of teaching

Face-to-face classes


Spanish: All subjects will be taught in Spanish, as well as the Master's Dissertation.
English: As part of the bibliography for the subjects, for seminars and for students papers.

Professional qualification

Qualifying Master's: This Master's is in accordance with the 7th Additional Provisions of the General Public Health Law 33/2011, of 4th October and Order ECD/1070/2013, of 12th June, which establish the requirements for Official University degree titles that qualify for the exercise of the regulated profession of General Health Psychologist. 


Academic and professional


Dra. Ana Sofía Urraca López


Dª Ana Sofía Urraca López

Academic Committee

Dª Ana Sofía Urraca López
Dª Virginia Martín Romera
Dª Helena Garrido Hernansáiz


Academic issues:

Administrative issues:

Goals and competencies

The goals of this Master's degree are in line with the stipulates of the Spanish Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (MECES) and ensure the achievement of the basic competencies required to obtain a master's degree, following article 3.3, Appendix I of R.D. 1393/2007.

Fulfilment of the goals means students have achieved competencies that must be consistent with the fundamental rights of equality between men and women, with the principles of equal opportunities and of universal accessibility for the disabled, and with the values proper to a democratic and peace-loving culture.

Number of places for new students

Total number of places available: 90

A minimum of 20 students are required to teach the Master's programme.

Reserved places: 5% for students with a certified disability of 33% or more.

Specific admission conditions

Entry requirements:
Only applicants with a degree title in Psychology will be taken into consideration. Besides, Order ECD/1070/2013, which regulates this Master's, establishes in paragraph c) as a basic requirement for admission in the Master's Degree in General Health Psychology to have, apart from the degree title in Psychology, additional studies related to health sciences amounting to 90 ECTS credits. This training must be accredited by means of a certified document issued by the Secretariat of the Faculty in which the degree title giving access to this Master's was obtained.

Admission criteria:
Along with the aforementioned requirements, given the case that the applications are higher in number than the places availble, the following criteria will be assessed:

  • Academic record (70%)
  • Training in the field of Health Psychology (15%)
  • Professional activities in the field of health (15%)

Subjects, academic staff, competences, teaching guides and final project regulations

For Master's Dissertations to be defended from the academic year 2019-20 onwards, it has been established that, along with the Master's Dissertation, the student must submit to the director the summarized report (% of coincidence) given through Turnitin application, once the director has opened the application to obtain the aforementioned report (Approved by the Official Postgraduate and Doctoral Studies Committee, on its regular session dated 24th September 2019).


Collaboration agreements and programmes




New students in 2021/22:

  • First course: September 2021 to July 2022
  • Second course: September 2022 to March 2023

Students promoting to 2º course in 2021/22:

  • September 2021 to March 2022


  • First course: 
    • Monday to Thursday from 15:30 to 20:30h. 
    • Internships will take place in a especific schedule depending on the centre they take place.
  • Second course: 
    • Optional subjects schedule: from 09:30 to 14:30h (morning group); 15:30 to 20:30h (afternoon group).
    • Practicum and Master's Dissertation tutorials will take place in the same schedule as the optional subjects. Detailed schedules will be published in a near future.
    • Internships will take place in a especific schedule depending on the centre they take place.


Centro universitario Cardenal Cisneros

Avda. Jesuitas, 34

28806, Alcalá de Henares (Madrid)

Material resources

Installations, services and plans
(Computer rooms, bibliographic resources, libraries, study rooms...):

External Practicums

Spanish Registry of Universities, Centres and Qualifications registration

Course implementation

Quality guarantee system

Quality committee

Monserrat Giménez, Managing Director
Cristina Laorden, Deputy Director of Academic Planning
Joseba Louzao, Deputy Director of Educational Innovation and Research
Pilar Royo, Head of Quality Unit
Beatriz Moreno, Secretary of Quality Unit
Alberto González, Center Administrator
Alfredo Palacios, Coordinator of the degree in Primary Education Teaching
José Ramón Franco, Coordinator of the degree in Infant Education Teaching
Virginia Martín,  Coordinator of the degree in Psychology
Juanjo Rabanal,  Coordinator of the degree in Social Education
Cristina Serrano, Director of the Master's  degree in Attention to Diversity and Educational Support
Ana Sofía Urraca, Director of the MASter's degree in General Health Psychology
Yolanda Redondo, PAS representative
A students representative

Complaints and Suggestions