• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Designed and delivered in collaboration with researchers and practitioners within the field, the Health Psychology course at De Montfort University will give you the opportunity to explore the many ways in which psychology can be applied to an understanding of health and illness and to modern healthcare systems.

About

Reasons to study the Health Psychology course at De Montfort University:

  • Enhance your employability across a range of career paths within health and social care

  • Professionally accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) the course has been commended on the quality of student support, management of practitioner input, research methods training, range of assessments, links with local communities and services, and the development of inter-professional skills

  • Suitable for recent graduates and experienced professionals looking to enhance their specialist skills and career opportunities

  • Develop your practical and professional skills through multi-disciplinary hospital and community-based learning experiences

  • Benefit from inter-professional learning and develop a range of transferrable skills, alongside individuals from a range backgrounds

  • Our experienced academic staff and many of our recent graduates have presented their innovative research at national and international conferences

Health Psychology benefits from two distinctive strands especially pertinent to working as a contemporary health psychologist; social and cultural diversity and inter-professional relationships.

Graduate careers

The Health Psychology course is designed to deliver a range of transferable skills and enhance your employability across a range of health and social care careers. Health psychology is an expanding area of global employment, with opportunities for graduates in hospitals, universities and community-based organisations.

Successful graduates can also progress on to doctoral study, including stage two training in Health Psychology or PhD or training to become a psychological well-being practitioner. There are also opportunities in the field of public health (in areas such as smoking cessation, weight management, safer-sex promotion). A full day of annual employability and enhancement events are held in February/March each year.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Theories and Perspectives in Health Psychology
  • Mind, Body and Health 
  • Understanding and Managing Chronic Health Conditions
  • Critical and International Perspectives on Health Psychology
  • Psychology of Health and Food through The Lifespan
  • Health Psychology in Theory and Contemporary Practice
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis for Applied Psychologists
  • Advanced Applied Psychology Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Flexible part-time study over two or three years.

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class
Recommended score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of Lower Second Class or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Applicants are usually expected to possess (or be predicted to obtain) a First or 2:1 award from a BPS-accredited psychology course. Students with a 2.2 award will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 
  • You must complete a declaration form and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) disclosure application form (if you are overseas you will also need to submit a criminal records certificate from your home country), before starting the course, which needs to be cleared in accordance with DMU’s admission policy
  • Applicants may be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process. If you are unable to attend, alternative arrangements may be made

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5300 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • EU/EEA - Part-time fees will be £442 per 15 credit taught module.

Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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