Taught course

Behaviour Change

UCL - University College London · Division of Psychology and Language Sciences

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a related area (for example, psychology, social sciences, health sciences, behavioural sciences, economics) or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard; relevant practical or research experience with a behaviour change focus (through paid or voluntary work) is also required if the first degree is in a non-related area. Normally the first degree also includes quantitative expertise - statistics or mathematics - because of the statistical components of the programme.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

Changing human behaviour is at the heart of solving global problems central to wellbeing, social cohesion and environmental sustainability. Government and public bodies, charities and companies routinely seek to integrate behaviour-change within their policies and practices. This cross-disciplinary programme will train a new generation to work in this emerging field.

The programme draws on the world-renowned expertise of the UCL Centre for Behaviour Change (CBC), led by Professor Susan Michie, that fosters interdisciplinary thinking and practice to address the challenges of changing behaviour globally.

CBC\'s activities provide unparalleled opportunities (e.g. seminars, conferences and public events) for students to meet and work with leaders in research, policy and practice engaged in translating evidence to solve real-world problems.

Due to CBC\'s extensive networks with external organisations, students will be able to contribute to UCL research programmes which are recognised as having global impact, therefore gaining invaluable experience for future careers across research, policy and practice.

Examples of organisations collaborating with the CBC include; Public Health England, Food Standards Agency, Greater Manchester Police, Groundworks, Arup, Quit51, Bupa, Capita and Phillips.

Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years; Flexible: up to 5 years;

Fees and funding

Fee UK/EU Full-time: GBP9,840; UK/EU Part-time: GBP4,915; Overseas Full-time: GBP23,710; Overseas Part-time: GBP11,800;

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


The programme is delivered through lectures, seminars, small-group and project work and independent study. All tutors are highly experienced, internationally recognised researchers and/or practitioners in behaviour change from a range of disciplines, including: health, transport, built environment, digital technology, policy and ethics. Assessment is through coursework, unseen examinations and research projects. Although not formally offered, we can support students to find and complete a work experience placement as part of their programme.

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3370 1214