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Health Psychology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #401 (WUR) ,
The MSc in Health Psychology covers the application of psychological theories, research and methodologies to the study of health and disease processes.


Using a blend of research led teaching and practical experiences our programme will explore:

  • the theoretical models of health psychology and how they applied in practice
  • how individual differences influence health through the lifespan
  • the management of health from individual to societal levels
  • how psychological factors get inside the body and lead to illness

The programme is delivered by an expert team with a variety of health-related backgrounds and excellent research records, who through their experience and networks ensure that you are at the cutting edge of Health Psychology.

The programme is a BPS-accredited Stage 1 training to students with undergraduate degrees that confer the Graduate Basis for Chartership.

The career-focus of this Masters degree means graduates complete the course with a real understanding of research and practice in the world of health psychology as well as a thorough knowledge of cutting-edge issues in the sector and a range of transferable skills.

The course prepares you for careers in the areas of health promotion, healthcare delivery, illness management and rehabilitation. Previous graduates have gone on to work across the spectrum of health-related psychology disciplines locally, nationally and globally. Some work as assistant psychologists in the NHS, charitable organisations and the private sector, some have moved on to research posts, and others are undertaking PhDs. The broad skills-base means that health psychologists are also attractive to consultancy companies looking for expertise in training, research or intervention.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Lifespan, Individual and Cultural Perspectives on Health Psychology 
  • Systems Approaches to Understanding Health and Disease 
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Methods 
  • Health Psychology in Theory and Practice 
  • Psychosomatic Pathways to Health and Illness 
  • Professional Skills
  • MSc Thesis 

          Detailed Programme Facts

          • Programme intensity Part-time
            • Average part-time duration 24 months
          • Languages
            • English
          • Delivery mode
            On Campus

          English Language Requirements

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          Academic Requirements

          • All students should possess a first or upper second class degree in Psychology that must provide the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) (previously known as Graduate Basis for Registration (GBR)) with the British Psychological Society.
          • International/English Language Requirements

          Tuition Fee

          • International

            14500 GBP/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
          • EU/EEA

            7995 GBP/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 7995 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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          Living costs for London

          • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
            Living Costs

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