Taught course

Health Psychology

Middlesex University · School of Health and Education

Entry requirements

You must have the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC; previously GBR) with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and normally a second class honours degree or above in psychology. International students are welcome to apply if they are in possession of a degree in psychology recognised by the British Psychological Society as equivalent to them gaining GBC or a Graduate Diploma in Psychology undertaken in the UK. Information, advice and contact details are available from the BPS website.

Months of entry


Course content

Health Psychology examines the psychological influences on how people stay healthy, why people become ill and what happens when people become ill.

This course fulfils the British Psychological Society requirements for stage 1 of the training to become a Health Psychologist.

It takes a scientist-practitioner approach and thus students not only have an excellent grounding in research methodology but also develop a range of professional and practical skills.

During the course you will study health-related behaviour, addiction and treatment; public health, health promotion and behaviour change interventions; stress and stress management; chronic illness and its management; working with patients in the health care system, research methods and professional issues.

You will have access to some of the best and most up-to-date psychology specialist postgraduate computer, laboratory and library study facilities for teaching and research in the UK.

You will be benefiting from the experience of our dedicated and enthusiastic staff. For example, Dr Nicky Payne has expertise in occupational health psychology (including stress and eating, and work-life balance), as well as health promotion and health behaviour change; Dr Camille Alexis-Garsee has expertise in smoking cessation and chronic illness; and Professor Olga van den Akker is an internationally renowned expert on reproductive health psychology (including infertility and surrogacy).

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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