Official Master's Degree in General Health Psychology

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“At Comillas CIHS – Humanities and Social Sciences - Psychology is enhanced by including different theoretical approaches”

What is the Official Master's Degree in General Health Psychology?

The Official Master's Degree in General Health Psychology is a basic requirement to work as a Psychologist in the Health Sector, based on regulations in the Health Industry governing the practice of Psychology in our country. If you are seeking to carry out assessment, research and intervention activities, through enhancing and improving the health of the individual, this Master's Degree is ideal for you.

The Official Master's Degree in General Health Psychology at Comillas stands out from other university degrees offered, as it includes the learning of intervention strategies for psychological problems from different theoretical approaches in its syllabus, so as to apply a therapeutic approach, which is better adapted to current demand.

These studies are indispensable to be able to work as a Psychologist in the field of Health

The program focusses on professional activity; therefore, courses provide specialization in areas such as the Development of the Therapeutic Process. During the second year, this Master's Degree offers a wide range of elective courses, divided into three different specializations: Systemic Family Therapy, Humanistic Psychotherapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention with children and adolescents.

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Professional Internships

Professional Internships, under the supervision of a Tutor, provide students of the Master's Degree in General Health Psychology with the possibility of applying theoretical-practical knowledge acquired in the rest of the courses in the Master's Degree Program. In addition, they allow students to participate in a total immersion in real situations of clinical practice at any of the more than 65 Health Care Institutions with which the Master's Degree Program has agreements for internships. Students will gradually acquire the necessary professional experience that will provide them with greater maturity for the exercise of their profession. wittkowsky-moran psicología Ancla Centro de Atención a la Diversidad Educativa Centro Psicológico Cepsim Clipsa Psicología y Fisioterapia Colegio de Psicoanálisis de Madrid El Olivo, Psicoterapia Humanista Hitos Psicología Centro de Servicios Psicológicos Isabel Pinillos ITAD Sistémica Instituto de Técnicas de Grupo y Psicodrama (ITGP) Psifam - Psicología, Infancia y Familia Psicólogos Princesa 81 Adán Centro Psicologico Psicólogos Madrid - Psicomaster, Psicólogos colegiados Fundación Recal: Clínica de tratamiento de adicciones REDES Cooperativa CENTRO_APRENDE FUNDACION_CARMEN_PARDO
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With this Master’s Degree you will be able to work as a Psychologist in the field of Health

Juan Pedro Núñez Professor Comillas CIHS

Learning is achieved by more than just studying

  • Professional internships under the supervision of a tutor
  • Agreements with more than 65 Health Care Institutions
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Admissions Process


The procedure for admission to this Official Master’s Degree consists of the following requirements:

Presentation of the Application: The application for admission must be submitted by means of the Admissions Portal within the period specified for that purpose, in a standardized form.

Presentation of Documents: Candidates must submit all documents to the “Servicio de Gestión Académica, Secretaria General” (Academic Management Service, General Registrar), accrediting compliance with requirements for access to the degree that are detailed in the Informative Note on the documentation to be submitted.Information notice on the documents to be submitted.

Review of Documents: Once the applications for admission have been reviewed, the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences will evaluate the candidates based on the global evaluation of admissions criteria, after taking into account the report presented by the Director of the Master's Degree. The following percentages will be applied to the decision for admission to the degree:

- Academic Transcript: (60%). If candidates have not yet finished their degree studies, they must present their academic transcript with the grades obtained up to that time.
- Knowledge of the English language, accrediting at least a B2 European Level: (20%). It is necessary to provide an official document certifying the level of English of the candidate. In the case that applicants are not able to present a certificate, candidates may take a level test at the Cantoblanco Campus. To request a sitting for this exam, you must first apply for admission and then contact to Mercedes Larrosa (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences) to confirm the date on which the exam will be administered.
-Letter of Motivation: (20%). The candidate must send a Letter of Motivation, following the instructions provided.
Resolution and notification of admission:
After the selection process, applicants will be notified progressively if they have been admitted.

In order to be admitted to the program, it is necessary to fulfill the following requirements:

- Be in possession of an official Spanish University Undergraduate Degree in Psychology, or a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, in accordance with the University System prior to that established in Royal Decree RD 1393/2007.

- Be in possession of an official University Degree from an institution abroad, that is convalidated and officially recognized by the Spanish Ministry, for the equivalent Spanish Bachelor´s Degree in Psychology. In addition, it will be necessary to accredit coursework and training activities of at least 90 ECTS credits, in the European Credit Transfer System, of a specific nature related to the field of Health Sciences. In the case of those candidates whose mother tongue is not Spanish, it is required to prove at least a B2 level of Spanish language (following the guidelines in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

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Program of Attention to Students with Special Needs


Important Dates


Admission application filing period:
Application deadline is closed

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Applicant Profile/Requirements and Documentation


Profile for Admission to the Degree:
The Official Master's Degree in General Health Psychology is aimed at those graduates with a Licenciate or Bachelor´s Degree in Psychology who wish to acquire the skills of evaluation, diagnosis and intervention in the field of Health Psychology, and who wish to do so from a multi-faceted theoretical perspective that takes into account different empirically-contrasted approaches.

The recommended profile for admission to the degree is that of a person interested in acquiring knowledge about human beings, their individual and social behavior, and the processes and variables that contribute to explaining them. After previous training in General Psychology, the degree is oriented towards the field of Health Psychology. A strong academic transcript is recommended, as well as versatility, in order to properly handle the language of both the humanistic disciplines and those in the field of Health Sciences.

It is understood, therefore, that candidates must be motivated and professionally orientated to promoting the well-being and health of individuals in various areas of their lives, and should possess the ability to establish personal relationships of help and support.

Requirements for Admission to the Degree:
To gain admission to the Official Master's Degree in General Health Psychology, it is necessary to hold a Licenciate or a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, having completed at least 90 credits of courses specifically realted to Health studies.


Information on Fees, Payments, Grants and Scholarships


Full Master’s Degree Program: € 15,345
First Year: € 7,672.80
Initial Registration Fee: € 1,999.20
8 Monthly Payments of: € 709.20
Second Year: € 7,672.20
Initial Registration Fee: € 1,998.60
8 Monthly Payments of: € 709.20
A 10% reduction in fees is available for University alumni.
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Contact Information



Future Students Office
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
C/ Universidad Comillas, 3 - 28049 Madrid
(Campus Cantoblanco)
Tel.: 34 91 542 28 00, ext. 2515


Office hours: From Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 13:30
Monday to Thursday from 15:30 to 19:00

Master's Course Director:
Gonzalo Aza

Master's Course Coordinator:
Macarena Sánchez-Izquierdo Alonso


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1st Year
Cognitive-Behavioural clinical practice in childhood and adolescence 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Clinical Psychodynamics in Childhood and Adolescence 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Design and Evaluation of Research in Health Psychology 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Common Factors in the Therapeutic Process 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Cognitive-behavioural intervention in anxiety and mood disorders 4.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Family Intervention in Child and Teenage-related Problems 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Psychodynamic Intervention in Health Psychology 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Introduction to Emotionally Focused Therapy 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Psychology in the Health Context: Prevention and Promotion of Community Health 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Tutored Internship I 10.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Therapeutic process: specific elements of the different focuses 4.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Clinical Psychopharmacology 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Evidence-based Psychology 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Child and Youth Psychopathology 4.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Systemic Family Intervention Skills 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Group Intervention Techniques in Health Psychology 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Role-play Techniques in Psychotherapy 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Gestalt Therapy in Intervention with Adults 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
2nd Year
Psychological Intervention in Chronic Health Problems 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Research on Specific Approaches in Health Psychology 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Tutored Internship II 10.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Tutored Internship III 10.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Integrated Intervention Programmes in Serious Mental Disorders 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Constructivist, Narrative and Next Generation Psychotherapies 4.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Final Master´s Degree Project 12.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Electives MPGS 16.0 ECTS  
Cognitive Behavioural Approach to Behavioural Problems in Children and Adolescents 4.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Life Cycle and Family Transitions 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Understanding Psychopathology and Health from the Humanistic Model 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Systematic Contexts of Intervention 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Culture, Gender and Family 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Cognitive Behavioural Diagnosis and Intervention in Attention Problems 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Focusing Therapy 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Skills for Developing and Maintaining the Therapeutic Alliance 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Current Tools for Cognitive Behavioural Assessment and Diagnosis 4.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Cognitive Behavioural Intervention in Addictions 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Cognitive Behavioural Intervention in Eating Problems 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Intervention in Sex and Couple Relationship Problems 4.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Short Systematic Intervention 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Experiential Humanist Model of the Human Being 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
The Refinement of Empathy and Experiential Response Intentions 4.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Gestalt Group Therapy 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
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