Taught course

Health Psychology/ Psychology and Health

City, University of London · Department of Psychology

Entry requirements

MSc Health Psychology You are normally required to have a first or good second class honours degree in psychology and the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) as defined by the British Psychological Society (BPS). MSc Psychology and Health You are normally required to have a lower second class honours degree in psychology or a relevant subject. Other Suitable Qualifications: INTO Postgraduate Preparation Programmes: If you do not qualify for direct entry, INTO City University London offers academic preparation programmes which focus on the skills you need. Successful completion to the required standard of the Graduate Diploma in Business, Law and Social Science at INTO City University London means guaranteed progression to this degree.

Months of entry


Course content

City's Health Psychology Masters programme is designed for those looking to start, or progress in, a career in the rapidly-changing healthcare space.

The MSc is professionally-focused and innovative, and you will complete the course with both the practical and critical skills you need to stand out. Our goal is to equip you for employment with a range of skills that you can put into practice to further advance your career.

Uniquely, you'll be taught by both researchers and health psychology practitioners, giving you the opportunity to translate research and theory into practice with confidence.

Health Psychology has become well established in the field of health and behaviour change.

The MSc in Health Psychology at City was one of the first three such courses to be established in London, in 1988. The recent formation, by the British Psychological Society (BPS), of a Division of Health Psychology has led to the requirement for master's courses in health psychology to be accredited by the BPS as Stage 1 of professional health psychology training. Our course was first accredited in 1999 and most recently in 2012.

The MSc in Psychology and Health was set up in 1999 for applicants who do not have Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) but who have an interest in psychological issues related to health.

At City University, our MSc Health Psychology/Psychology and Health is designed to focus on your academic, professional, and personal development. Students are taught theory and practice that prepares them for a life-time of developing professional strategies and techniques to work in an ever changing, challenging health sector.

Information for international students

For students whose first language is not English one of the following qualifications is also required: TOEFL (internet based) 100 - 105 or IELTS an overall score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 for each subtest.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time EU: £9,000, Part-time EU: £4,500 per year
International students
Full-time Non EU: £14,000, Part-time Non EU: £7,000 per year

Scholarships: UK/EU students who apply for this course will be eligible for a £1,250 scholarship on a first-come first-served basis. All UK/EU applicants to this course will be automatically considered for this scholarship, International students can apply for the School of Arts and Social Sciences International Excellence Scholarship for this course.

Bursaries: Graduate Loyalty Discount: The School of Arts & Social Sciences offer a 10% discount on tuition fees for all City graduates.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Stacey Skinner
+44(0)20 7040 8033
+44 (0)20 7040 8580