• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

Accredited by the British Psychology Society (BPS), this online Health Psychology Masters degree at University of Derby provides you with stage one training and is a prerequisite for stage two training towards becoming a Chartered member of the BPS (CPsychol) and a Registered Health Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Our online MSc Health Psychology degree covers the theoretical and professional issues in health psychology and provides excellent preparation for many roles within the NHS. And since you’ll cover the latest research in this field and undertake your own research, it will also equip you to move onto a career in health psychology research or a PhD and ultimately becoming a practicing Health Psychologist.

Tutors that are experts in practice and research

You'll be taught by our team of research active psychologists, who have expert knowledge of health psychology theory, practice and research. You won't just be looking at the theoretical side of health psychology therefore; you'll also be exploring the issues faced by today's health psychology professionals. Their comprehensive knowledge and professional experience will really help you learn. And their strong research profile means that you'll be part of a vibrant department at the forefront of developments in health psychology.

Flexible study to fit around your lifestyle

Studying online gives you the flexibility to study at the most convenient time and place for you. Course modules still operate within a fixed semester but you can choose to study during the day, in the evenings or at the weekend rather than having to attend fixed lectures. If you are employed full time or bringing up a family, this flexibility is invaluable.

Career

As well as developing core health psychology knowledge on this course, you'll have the opportunity to develop your personal, academic and professional skills. We will also give you an introduction to a range of health psychology professional competencies in areas such as teaching and training, research and consultancy.

It’s this valuable content that has enabled previous graduates to:

  • complete stage two training through taught or independent routes in order to become a BPS Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) and a registered Health Psychologist with the HCPC.
  • move into various roles within the NHS, such as health promotion, mental health and chronic illness management.
  • gain places on clinical psychology training programmes or access other related training including CBT and IAPT.
  • funded/self funded PhD’s in health psychology areas.

The level and academic credibility of this qualification has enabled many graduates to pursue other, non-psychology related graduate professions, such as teaching and management.

Accreditation

This online Health Psychology Masters degree at University of Derby is accredited by  the British Psychology Society (BPS).

Programme Structure

Modules:

  • Advanced Qualitative Methods
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Health Care in Long Term Conditions
  • Health Promotion and Behaviour Change
  • Professional Skills in Health Psychology
  • Psychology of Health and Illness
  • Research Project in Health Psychology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description
      2-3 years of part time study.
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper 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 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).

You will normally have, or expect to obtain, at least a 2:1 UK undergraduate degree in psychology or a related subject. The course will take between 2-3 years to complete on a part time basis.

Are you an overseas student?

If you are an international student with a degree that is not accredited by the BPS or is accredited by a different association, you can apply independently to the BPS to see if your degree can be recognised.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4476 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8955 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4476 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8955 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Funding

  • We have a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).
  • We award scholarships based on your application to study; there is no separate form to complete. All applications from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by our international admissions team. We will notify you of your scholarship when we make you an offer, and apply your discount to your remaining fees.
  • You must be applying for a full-time degree and applications for postgraduate research, online studies, foundation and pre-sessional language programmes are not eligible for a discount or scholarship.

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