Taught course

Psychology (Health)

Ulster University · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

Applicants would normally be expected to have at least an upper second class honours degree in psychology conferring eligibility for GBC membership of the British Psychological Society (or National/international Equivalent e.g. PSI). Students will not normally be required to attend an interview. Selection will be based upon academic qualifications, relevant experience, personal statement in application form, as well as the University’s policy on graduate recruitment.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and provides stage one of the professional training in Health Psychology. The course is intended for graduate students who wish to pursue professional careers in Psychology, and who seek to enhance their knowledge, skills and awareness of its applications to health and illness.

Health Psychology is developing rapidly in the UK, across Europe and internationally in response to the increase in non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes and obesity. There is recognised need for a psychological approach to managing lifestyle choices and healthcare delivery to address the impact on health.

Information for international students

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
distance learning
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Liz Simpson
+44 (0) 28 7012 4159