Taught course

Health Psychology

Middlesex University London · School of Health and Education

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Entry requirements

  • Students should normally possess a 2:2 honours degree or above in psychology. Particular consideration will be given to performance in undergraduate research methods modules and the dissertation
  • You must have the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC; previously GBR) with the British Psychological Society (BPS)

Months of entry

September, October

Course content

The MSc Health Psychology degree focuses on the psychological influences on health, well-being and illness. Accredited by the British Psychological Society, it meets the standards for Stage 1 of the training to become a health psychologist. Students develop clinical practitioner and professional skills. The programme will be of interest to individuals interested in health or clinical psychology, or those with a background in healthcare.

Why study MSc Health Psychology at Middlesex University?

We focus on supporting your future employability by helping you develop a range of professional, research and transferable skills through teaching, workshops and a placement. We offer a placement in a health psychology setting to all students who would like this experience, and our workshops help you develop clinical skills including communication with clients, ethical and reflective practice, judgment and decision-making, and skills related to formulation and assessment, cognitive-behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, and health behaviour change.

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

Course highlights

  • Over 90% of our psychology graduates are employed within six months of completing their degree
  • Accredited by the British Psychological Society, providing Stage 1 of the training to become a health psychologist
  • One of the few MSc Health Psychology programmes in the UK to offer a health psychology placement. Examples of the placements we offer include cancer screening, addiction management and obesity management
  • You will participate in workshops focused on clinical skills such as smoking cessation and motivational interviewing
  • Taught by health and clinical psychologists and other health professionals who are experts in their field
  • Our purpose-built science building houses state-of-the-art computer and psychophysiology laboratories
  • As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module

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.

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