Taught course

Health Psychology

Coventry University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

You should have at least a 2:1 degree which provides the Graduate Basis of Registration (GBR) with the British Psychological Society (BPS) Students who do not meet the criteria may be eligible under the folowing conditions: Evidence of practical experience in a relevant area An additional qualification which is relevant to health psychology Evidence of particular achievements at undergraduate level which indicate strengths in health psychology Applicants whose first language is not English must have a minimum IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 600 or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

Behaviour and social context can have a significant impact on health and it is the role of the health psychologist to examine this impact and identify any links between the two.

The Health Psychology MSc provides a thorough grounding in the theories, practice and application of health psychology.

This course has been developed with your future employability as its focus. By choosing to study at Coventry you will benefit from:

  • a focus on teaching health psychology as a discipline with real-world application;
  • guest speakers who can illustrate the variety of career paths open to health psychologists;
  • use of a broad range of assessment methods;
  • strong links with the Applied Research Centre in Health and Lifestyle Interventions;
  • student collaboration with researchers in the Centre in Health and Lifestyle Interventions on their dissertations: some have even gone on to work there as researchers after graduation;
  • opportunities for Stage Two training via independent production of a portfolio and British Psychological Society examination;
  • the high profile of Health Psychology at Coventry University nationally. We hosted the 8th Division of Health Psychology Conference in 2005.

A distinctive feature of the course at Coventry University is the focus on the practical application of health psychology. We like to teach Health Psychology as a discipline with real-world application, not just as a dry academic subject. This is exemplified by the ‘Professional Skills’ module which is mainly taught by practitioners who currently work in applied health psychology settings.

Our guest speakers help to illustrate the variety of career paths open to health psychologists and, as some are graduates of our course, this also highlights the success of our graduates who have gone on to work in careers relating to health psychology.

The course is divided into four theory modules covering the key areas of the British Psychological Society Knowledge Base for Health Psychology, a module on Advanced Research Methods in Psychology, a module on Professional Practice and a dissertation.

Information for international students

Please contact our International/EU Office:
Telephone: +44(0)24 7615 2152

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

UK - Recruitment and Admissions Office
+44(0)24 7765 4321