M.Sc. On Campus

Health Psychology

University of Southampton

12 months
25400 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Human behaviour is a leading cause of physical illness worldwide. The Health Psychology MSc course offered by the University of Southampton teaches you how psychology can be applied to improve well-being and prevent and manage long-term conditions. You’ll be taught by expert lecturers who are currently developing and testing interventions and theory in the field. 


Course Details

Health psychology master’s graduates will be prepared to progress towards becoming a registered, chartered health psychologist.   

This Health Psychology MSc course offered by the University of Southampton will help you become a scientist practitioner in a health care setting.  

Health psychology applies the educational, scientific and professional psychological principles to: 

  • promote and maintain health  
  • study the cause of illness 
  • prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate physical illness 
  • psychological, social, emotional and behavioural factors in physical illness 
  • improving health care  
  • the formulation of health policy 

In Msc Health Psychology your taught study will focus around three themes: 

  • biopsychosocial aspects of health 
  • psychosocial aspects of illness and disability 
  • psychological aspects of the delivery of health care

On this master’s in health psychology, you’ll select optional modules to tailor the course to suit your career goals. Popular module choices include the study of CBT, sexual health and gerontology.

You have the opportunity to experience practical learning as an apprentice to a health psychologist over 12 weeks and develop your reading of research papers and discussing them in a journal club with students on the course. 

Our health psychology master’s degree is taught by active leading researchers and experts across the different areas of health psychology, interventions and research methods. You’ll have the opportunity to attend seminars from researchers at the Centre for Clinical and Community Applications of Health Psychology.  

Previous students have pursued careers in the public, private and third sectors, working as psychologists in research, education and professional practice. 

Career Opportunities

  • On this masters in health psychology the core taught component of the programme extends over two semesters. There are seven core modules, covering health psychology and research methods.  In addition to the core modules, you will be expected to take one optional unit and attend a bespoke series of generic skills workshops during your MSc Health Psychology studies.
  • The MSc Health Psychology Programme Director is Prof Christina Liossi.  The Deputy Programme Director is Prof Roger Ingham.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biopsychosocial Aspects of Health
  • Psychosocial Aspects of Illness and Disability
  • ARM-qualitative methods
  • ARM-planning and designing research
  • Psychology and The Delivery of Health Care
  • ARM-group comparisons
  • ARM-correlational methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You’ll need a 2:1 degree in Psychology or in a closely related subject. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25400 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £25,400.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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