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Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). Equivalent undergraduate training or work experience may be acceptable for students with a Psychology degree taken outside of the UK.

Required subjects: Psychology

Months of entry


Course content

Why study MSc Health Psychology at BU?

  • Take the first step to becoming a Health Psychologist on this accredited course and be equiped with the necessary qualification to undertake stage two training
  • Unique insight into the influence of stress and resilience on lifespan, with a focus on child health psychology
  • Benefit from the knowledge of our expert staff in relation to health-related cognitions and behaviours
  • Learn transferrable skills like interpreting, presenting and writing research as well as how to write grant proposals
  • Opportunity to take a placement in a health psychology setting though our links with providers such as NHS Trusts, clinicians or schools, and public health domains. We also offer the opportunity to gain experience as research assistants, working on academically led research
  • Select your research project from a range of health psychology research projects with close support and supervision throughout, as well as supportive seminars on relevant topics.

Course accreditation

This course is accredited by The British Psychological Society (BPS) and will provide the first stage of training for becoming a Health Psychologist, equipping you with the necessary qualification to undertake stage two training in Health Psychology accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) should you wish to pursue a career as a Practitioner Psychologist in Health. A minimum of an upper second-class honour's degree (60% or above) at undergraduate and master’s level is usually required for entry onto Stage 2 training.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and speaking and 6.0 in listening and reading.

Please see below some examples of the qualifications for entry:

  • India: Bachelor’s degree (4 years) from a recognised HE institution with a minimum overall result of 50% or second division
  • Nigeria: Bachelor's degree from a recognised institution with a minimum classification of 2:2
  • Thailand: Thai Bachelor's (Honours) degree from a recognised higher education institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5/4.0
  • Turkey: Bachelor’s degree (Lisans Diplomasi - four years) with a minimum overall GPA of 2.3/4.0
  • Vietnam: Bachelor's degree/Bang tot nghiep dai hoc with an average score of 6.5/10, or a Master’s degree/Thac si.

All applications will be subject to a minimum grade and your degree may need to be in a relevant subject area.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Future Students Enquiry Team
+44 (0)1202 961 916