Taught course

Health Psychology

Ulster University · Faculty of Life and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

To enrol in the programme, applicants will require EITHER;

• At least a 2:1 honours degree in psychology conferring eligibility for GBC membership of the British Psychological Society (or National/international Equivalent e.g. PSI)OR
• An accredited MSc Psychology conversion programme with a merit grade or above
• Provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grades A-C or equivalent)

Months of entry

January, March, May, September, November

Course content

This part-time online masters programme is a BPS-accredited MSc for psychology graduates working in healthcare and related fields. The programme provides Stage 1 Training towards becoming a Registered Health Psychologist, and is designed to enhance your knowledge of applying psychology to health, illness and wellbeing.

Over 6 core modules you will cover the individual, social and cultural contexts and perspectives in health psychology, and the methods and applications in research and practice. The chance to specialise in a research area of particular interest will be available in a supervised, independent dissertation, worth 60 out of a total of 180 credits.

This Health Psychology MSc links theory and practice, building your capabilities and knowledge of research methods, ethical, legal and professional practice guidelines, behaviour change techniques, communication methods, and other highly transferrable skills. These learning outcomes are useful in a range of professions and roles. Across disciplines, graduates really make a tangible impact on people’s ability to deal with the emotional and psychological effects of their health.

So if want to become a Registered Health Psychologist or are looking to improve your competency in your current role, this flexible and well-respected programme, taught by an experienced and BPS-commended Faculty is for you.

Information for international students

Academic IELTS 6.0 (with no band score less than 5.5), or a Trinity ISE Pass at level III.

Fees and funding

A 10% Alumni Discount is available for eligible candidates.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

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