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Health Psychology

University of Liverpool Online Programmes

M.Sc. Online
30 months
7200 GBP/year
7200 GBP/year
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Learn how to improve others’ wellbeing through behaviour change interventions. Through this MSc Health Psychology programme from University of Liverpool Online Programmes, you will gain the knowledge required to encourage behavioural change in people with illness, long term health conditions or looking to improve their physical wellbeing.

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To achieve a full master’s degree you will be required to complete 180 credits. This MSc Health Psychology programme from University of Liverpool Online Programmes  is also available as a postgraduate award (PG Award) which amounts to 30 credits, a postgraduate certificate (PG Cert) which amounts to 60 credits and a postgraduate diploma (PG Dip) which amounts to 120 credits. Students who complete the PG Cert and PG Dip will have the opportunity to progress to a full master’s degree. 

Why study this subject?

Through this programme you can explore historical and current theories and approaches within health psychology and various theoretical models of health-related behaviours. You will also develop practical skills essential to the work of a health psychologist, including collaborative working, therapeutic skills, research skills and patient and public engagement skills.

Career destinations

This master’s is the beginning of the pathway to Chartered Health Psychology status, if you later complete Stage Two of the health psychology training route (through BPS or accredited provider). It is also a great foundation for other areas of psychology, e.g. if you want to complete Clinical Psychology training. Students can pursue careers in academia, research and teaching, or health promotion, policy environments and public health. Typically, many students go on to do further study.  If a student does not have Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, then this MSc will not be Stage One of Health Psychology pathway unless they acquire this during the programme.

Programme Structure

  • This programme is designed to be studied wholly online and part-time. Teaching is delivered through our state-of-the-art virtual learning environment, which provides students access to all resources required for interactive study online. On this platform you will be encouraged to work collaboratively with classmates and actively read around your topic through our comprehensive library of ebooks and journals. 
  • Assessment is exclusively through online assignments rather than examinations. You will be assessed through a range of activities, including written assignments, discussion forum participation and journal entries.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits



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

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).

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants should have:

  • Minimum of a 2:1 class degree in psychology or a related subject, equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree.
Applicants are required to provide evidence that they have an English language ability score of 7.0. equivalent to an IELTS (academic). 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 30 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 30 months.
  • The tuition fee is fully inclusive of all costs: teaching materials, core textbooks, assessments and resits.


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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