Taught course

Health Psychology

Northumbria University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a minimum of a 2:1 honours degree in Psychology (or MSc equivalent), or a minimum of a 2:1 in another subject including relevant work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Health Psychology covers the application of psychological theories, research and methodologies to the study of health and disease processes.

Using a blend of research led teaching and practical experiences our programme will explore:

  • the theoretical models of health psychology and how they applied in practice
  • how individual differences influence health through the lifespan
  • the management of health from individual to societal levels
  • how psychological factors get inside the body and lead to illness

The programme is delivered by an expert team with a variety of health-related backgrounds and excellent research records, who through their experience and networks ensure that you are at the cutting edge of Health Psychology.

The programme is a BPS-accredited Stage 1 training to students with undergraduate degrees that confer the Graduate Basis for Chartership. The course is also offered on a part-time basis over two years.

Information for international students

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4444