Taught course

Health Psychology

Sheffield Hallam University · Psychology

Entry requirements

Normally you need one of the following • BSc or BA Psychology giving Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS) with a 2.1 or above • GBC by an alternative route, for example by examination, or by BPS acceptance of an overseas psychology degree. If you do not have GBC for the BPS you can take a conversion course to gain GBC for the BPS before starting the course. We offer a PgDip Psychology conversion course. You should be enthusiastic about psychology and have a good of the British Psychological Society’s core areas. If English is not your first language you typically need an IELTS 7.0 score with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 7.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.


Months of entry


Course content

Improve your approach to work and study in health psychology on a course that allows you to progress to stage two of the British Psychological Society (BPS) qualification, the next step towards conferment as a registered health psychologist.

Key points
• Analyse and develop advanced approaches to psychological health-related issues.
• Develop advanced skills in research methods.
• Complete this course and you can advance to a BPS accredited doctoral programme.
• Attend a voluntary supervised work placement at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals’ Medical Psychology Service.

Information for international students

Please visit our website at http://www.shu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit http://www.shu.ac.uk/international/scholarships-bursaries to find out more.

Qualification and course duration


part time
26 months
distance learning
26 months
full time
14 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Development and Society
0114 225 5555
0114 225 2430