Taught course

Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology

Institution
Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Science
Qualifications
DHealthPsych

Entry requirements

  • a good honours degree in Psychology and GBC
  • a BPS Accredited MSc in Health Psychology (or BPS Stage I Qualification), normally at merit level or higher
International requirements:
  • IELTS 7.0 (minimum 6.5 in each component)
  • International students applying to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU should check if they require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate
  • International students entering on a student visa cannot study part-time
Extra Requirements:
  • To become a Health Psychologist, you must have the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership from the British Psychological Society and fulfil a number of requirements:
  • Stage 1 training involves the satisfactory completion of an accredited Masters programme - such as MSc Health Psychology at LJMU
  • Stage 2 training includes two or more years spent acquiring a range of supervised skills connected with professional skills, interventions, consultancy, research, and teaching and training (as facilitated through this course)
  • RPL is accepted on this programme
  • All candidates will be interviewed

Months of entry

January

Course content

LJMU's Prof Doc in Health Psychology meets the requirements for BPS Stage Two training in Health Psychology and leads to eligibility for registration with the HCPC.
This course is available to study full-time or part-time.
  • Choose this programme which meets the requirements for BPS Stage Two training in health psychology and leads to eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Benefit from studying on a course that is British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited and HCPC approved
  • Experience quality training and supervision on a course underpinned by high-grade research and practice activity
  • Learn from enthusiastic, expert staff offering supportive learning opportunities
  • Enjoy career opportunities in the health industry, healthcare provision, teaching and research
Health psychology is an exciting new discipline with growing opportunities for qualified professionals.
The DHealthPsych programme is underpinned by a strong focus on equipping the future Health Psychologist for a range of professional scenarios. In keeping with the nationally agreed curriculum competences for Health Psychologists, you will be developing your skills in teaching and training, behaviour change interventions, research, consultancy and demonstrating that you have the generic professional skills needed to qualify in this field. This is achieved through your own job role, taught sessions on the programme and extensive supervision.
Staff in the School of Psychology produce high quality research in a range of areas in health psychology. Areas of expertise include pain, disability, patient-reported outcome measurement, positive psychology, obesity and health cognition. Staff have long-standing expertise in training and developing future Health Psychologists.

Information for international students

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.
Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • DHealthPsych
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@ljmu.ac.uk
Phone
0151 231 5090