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15000 GBP/year
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About

This Health Psychology degree offered at the University of Westminster, based in the heart of London, was one of the first Masters in Health Psychology and it includes an innovative portfolio of assessments geared to developing transferable skills, and relating directly to the world of work.  

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Overview

The Health Psychology degree offered at the University of Westminster also provides the opportunity to gain work experience and apply your knowledge in a health psychology setting, whilst considering future career plans. 

The course is taught by a core team of enthusiastic and supportive research-active staff, with collaborative links to external institutions in London and beyond.

In addition to the core taught programme, we work with a range of practitioners to provide additional professional training in areas such as resilience, coaching and clinical practice.

The course will give you an in-depth understanding of the theoretical and applied bases of health, illness and disease. The main aim is to help you to develop the theoretical and methodological skills essential for conducting independent research and applying health psychology in practice.

Career Path  

  • The course is a prerequisite for those wishing to pursue Stage 2 training leading to Registration with the HCPC as a Health Psychologist. This route is only available to those who have Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the BPS. However, it also serves as a precursor to those wishing to pursue a PhD in Psychology, and other areas of applied psychology such as clinical or counselling psychology. The majority of our graduates work in academic or health-related professions, for example: psychology researcher or lecturer, smoking cessation advisor, chronic pain therapist, health consultant.
  • Graduates from the Health Psychology MSc course at the University of Westminster work at all levels and, in all areas of health and related professions. Most students go on to undertake further postgraduate training be it in research, teaching or work related training. Many alumni of the course work as HCPC registered applied psychologists including, health, counselling and clinical psychology. Others have worked to enhance their career opportunities in their chosen disciplines including Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Advertising and Recruitment. Others work as, consultants, freelancers and academics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Psychology: A Lifespan Development Perspective 
  • Theories and Perspectives in Health Psychology 
  • Data Handling and Research Methods for Applied Psychology 
  • Health Psychology in Practice 
  • Individual Differences, Health, Stress and Illness 
  • Research Based Project: Health Psychology 
  • Specialist Topics for Applied Psychology  

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2) in a psychology degree that grants eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS. 
  • However, we will consider candidates without GBC with some evidence of interest in the discipline. 
  • This can be demonstrated by your choice of undergraduate modules, undergraduate project area, or your work experience within health psychology or a related field. 
  • You may be invited for an informal interview.  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK PT tuition fee: £1,100 (Price per academic year)
  • International PT tuition fee: £1,700 (Price per academic year)

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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