Taught course

Health Psychology Professional Doctorate

Staffordshire University · Health and Social Care
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Entry requirements

You must hold and Honours degree recognised by the British Psychological Society as offering Graduate Basis for Registration; have completed British Psychological Society Stage One Training in Health Psychology, i.e. either a BPS accredited MSc in Health Psychology, with a grade of merit (or 60% average), or above, or the BPS Stage One qualification in Health Psychology with a grade of 60% or more; have organised appropriate opportunities for learning placement. All students will be interviewed before being admitted on to the programme and you must convince staff at interview that you have a suitable idea for the empirical study which links in with current staff research interests, and that you have access to relevant research populations for placement learning.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Professional Doctorate programme offers a unique opportunity to experience and develop your professional skills in Health Psychology, under the guidance of highly qualified and committed staff. Staffordshire University has a thriving Health Psychology research culture, focussed in the Centre for Health Psychology, with an excellent national and international reputation.


  • Advanced research Methods in Health Psychology
  • Teaching in Health Psychology
  • Consultancy Skills in Health Psychology
  • Professional Competence in Health Psychology
  • Behaviour Change Interventions

As a Department, we are committed to strengthening our already strong base in Health Psychology through the development of this programme. The Doctorate is accredited by the British Psychological Society as providing Stage 2 training in Health Psychology, and in 2012 received an unprecedented 7 commendations from the BPS.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration

PsychD by taught

full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Enquiries Team
+44(0) 1782 294400