Taught course

Health Psychology

University of Bath · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

First or 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in psychology recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC), from a recognised university. A minimum of two weeks (full-time) experience of working in health settings.

Months of entry


Course content

This successful BPS accredited programme, drawing on a multidisciplinary approach to health, covers the main areas of sickness and health psychology, as well as the methodologies for conducting research in primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare settings.

The course is one of the only accredited MSc Health Psychology programmes offering a placement. Our placement is 4-months in duration, and students are fully supported before and during their placement. Our dedicated placements team ensure students are not only allocated placements, but are prepared before starting their placement through seminars and meetings with their placement tutor. This support continues over the 4-months, making sure students are happy and getting the most from their placement experience.

Watch our placement video to find out more about the MSc Health Psychology placement and what our students think.

Units include:

  • Introduction to health and health beliefs
  • Biopsychosocial mechanisms in health
  • Health, communication and context
  • Managing ill-health
  • Health psychology in practice
  • Research design and statistics in health

The prgramme also includes a dissertation.

For more information visit our website.

Information for international students

Certificates must be dated to within two years of the start of the programme of study. IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 7.0 in each of the four components). PTE Academic of 69 with no less than 62 in any component.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

View information on the funding opportunities on our website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Admissions Officer
+44 (0)1225 383037