Taught course

Health Psychology

Coventry University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

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Entry requirements

A 2:2 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Psychology. Applicants with degrees in Science or Social Sciences with 50% study in psychology, will be considered on a case by case basis.

Months of entry


Course content

Currently accredited by British Psychological Society (BPS)*, this course is designed to help you become a practising health psychologist upon successful completion, supporting others in dealing with the psychological and emotional aspects of health and illness, as well promoting healthier lifestyles.

If you already possess Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC), either from a BPS accredited Psychology degree or conversion course, successful completion of this Master’s fulfils the first of two stages towards becoming qualified as a practitioner Health Psychologist.

You’ll be taught by our highly experienced course team, which includes staff who have worked in a variety of settings as practitioners and/or researchers in areas such as pain management and the management of long term conditions, smoking cessation, public health, clinical health psychology and community health

Upon successful completion of the course you will have completed stage one training, the first step towards Chartered Membership with the BPS* and registration as a health psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) – registration fees payable to the HCPC and BPS will apply. The course is designed to help you become a practicing health psychologist or apply your health psychology knowledge and skills in the workplace.

*The University’s accreditation with BPS shall be up for renewal in 2021. Whilst the University hopes and anticipates that any renewal would be successful, if the renewal were to be unsuccessful, this course would no longer be accredited and we would notify applicants and students as soon possible.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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

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