You will need to have a good undergraduate degree in Psychology (Upper Second Class or above) that is recognised by the British Psychological Society as providing Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). Your academic references and your personal statement regarding your commitment to health psychology will also be considered. If you have a 2:2 you may be eligible to register for the certificate in Health Psychology, with the potential to go on to the MSc.
Months of entry
Health psychologists apply psychological research and methods to:
promotion and maintenance of health
prevention and management of illness
identification of psychological factors in contributing to physical illness
improvement of the health care system
formulation of health policy.
Health Psychologists work in health and academic settings:
teaching students and health professionals
managing clinical interventions
informing health promotion and public health policy.
Health Psychology is one of the latest branches of Psychology to be given professional status by the British Psychological Society (BPS). This means that you will need to complete an accredited MSc in Health Psychology as the first step towards gaining Chartered Health Psychologist status and registration with HPC as a Health Psychologist. For more details, see the Division of Health Psychology web pages.[http://www.bps.org.uk/networks-and-communities/member-microsite/division-health-psychology]
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Enquiries Team
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