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14600 GBP/year
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About

The Health Psychology course at De Montfort University is designed to improve your understanding in professional areas such as ethics and reflective practice to enhance your employability across a range of health and social care careers.

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Overview

The Health Psychology course at De Montfort University  puts a significant focus on developing skills that are transferable to a variety of careers and contexts on an international level.

Health psychology is an expanding area of global employment with opportunities for graduates in hospitals, universities and community-based organisations. Designed and delivered in collaboration with researchers and practitioners within the field, this course 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.

Most of your studies will take place on campus, but we also incorporate hospital and community-based learning experiences delivered by a team of academic health psychologists, based at DMU, in collaboration with practitioner psychologists working within the NHS. All academic staff contributing to the course are research-active, have presented their research at national and international conferences and published in specialist journals including Social Science and Medicine, Psychology and Health, and Journal of Health Psychology.

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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class
Lower Second Class (recommended)

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

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. We will consider applications from students with non-Psychology undergraduate awards of 2:1 or above where candidates can justify significant experience in a health context and/or knowledge of health practices, policies and systems
  • 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

    14600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5550 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA - Part-time fees will be £442 per 15 credit taught module.

Funding

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study.

  • DMU Sports Scholarship
Find out more about the DMU Sports Scholarships worth up to £6,000.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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