Taught course

Clinical Health Psychology and Wellbeing

Middlesex University London · Faculty of Science and Technology

Entry requirements

  • We usually require a 2:1 honours degree or above but applicants with lower or other qualifications may be considered upon interview
  • The undergraduate degree must be in an appropriate subject area such as psychology, health studies, counselling, mental health, nursing, public health and should have included a research methods component
  • Particular consideration will be given to performance in undergraduate research methods modules or the dissertation
  • Eligibility

    UK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for this course.

    Academic credit for previous study or experience

    If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.

Months of entry

September, October

Course content

Supporting physical and mental health is central in all areas of life and employment. This master's degree integrates the promotion of health and wellness with a focus on mental and physical health. You'll gain the knowledge, clinical practitioner and professional skills you need for a career working with clients and patients in health-related settings. You'll also have the opportunity to undertake hands-on learning through a professional placement (the placement option is not available in the 2021/22 academic year due to COVID-19).

Why study MSc Clinicial Health Psychology and Wellbeing* at Middlesex University?

This MSc has been developed for psychology graduates (or a related discipline, such as health studies, counselling, mental health, nursing, or public health) and current health and mental healthcare professionals wishing to further their studies, develop their knowledge and skills and enhance their career opportunities.

During the course, you'll be examining health, wellness and illness to understand the relationship between psychological variables and biomedical conditions as well as physical and mental health and wellbeing.

You'll focus on application and intervention and have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and practice professional and clinical skills. These can include communication with clients, ethical and reflective practice, judgment and decision-making, and skills related to formulation and assessment, cognitive-behavioural therapy, and health behaviour change.

We have strong partnerships with many health psychology organisations and trusts which means that you'll be able to undertake an eight-week work placement and gain valuable hands-on work experience. Previous placements have included working with addiction management, cancer screening, pain management, exercise promotion, stroke rehabilitation (the placement option is not available in the 2021/22 academic year due to COVID-19).

Course highlights
  • Focus your studies on both physical and mental health and wellbeing
  • Develop your skills in intervention, working with clients and developing professional and clinical skills
  • Undertake a work placement in a health psychology setting (the placement option is not available in the 2021/22 academic year due to COVID-19)
  • Consider and prepare for your future career

Please note that this programme does not lead to a therapy practitioner qualification.

Information for international students

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.

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

+44 (0)20 8411 5555