Taught course

Health Psychology

Institution
Sheffield Hallam University · Psychology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

2018 entry requirements

Applicants 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.

Applications from students who have achieved a 2.2 psychology degree will be considered by the course leadership team. Where there is evidence that at least two of the following criteria have been met the applicant may be offered a place on the course. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

• applicants have work experience in a health-related setting

• applicants have an enthusiasm for health psychology

• applicants have demonstrated their ability to achieve a 2.1 within their undergraduate degree (for example, transcripts reveal a 2.1 in key undergraduate curriculum areas such as research methods).

All applicants are required to provide two satisfactory references (normally one of these will be an academic reference) and a personal statement.

If you do not have GBC you can do a BPS accredited conversion course. We offer an MSc in Psychology that would give you eligibility for GBC, provided you achieve an overall mark of at least 50 per cent and pass your dissertation. You should be enthusiastic about psychology and have a good understanding of the British Psychological Society’s core areas

If English is not your first language you typically need an IELTS 6.5 score with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in all other skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.5 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

This course is open to Home and EU students and International students who do not require a Tier 4 visa in order to study.

MSc

Months of entry

January

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.

Information for international students

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

Fees and funding

UK students
£6,400
International students
£4,270 in year 1 and £2,135 in year 2 (subject to inflation)

There is support available to help you afford tuition fees and living costs whilst your study at Hallam. Find out at https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/fees-and-funding.

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

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Development and Society
Email
admissions@shu.ac.uk
Phone
0114 225 5555