Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 2:2 Honours degree in a related subject and should provide evidence of the Graduate Basis for Registration (GBR) with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Months of entry


Course content

This course is for students who want to study how psychology helps us understand health-related behaviours, and how it can have a positive impact on wellbeing. It forms stage one of the training you need to become a chartered psychologist member of the Division of Health Psychology within the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Key features

  • Benefit from the development of a strong sense of personal responsibility and professionalism that will enable you to practise or conduct research within ethical guidelines
  • Study important topics facing society such as obesity, lifestyle and stress

Career opportunities

As a chartered psychologist and registered health psychologist, your career options include working for the government (advising on policy making, effective interventions and advertising strategies); research (preventing illnesses, especially coronary heart disease and cancer; and patient/practitioner communication and teaching. Graduates also work in the NHS on preparing for surgery and psychological methods to manage stress, pain or terminal illness.

Areas of study may include:

  • Advanced research methods for health psychologists
  • Health psychology in context
  • Lifestyle and individual differences
  • Mechanisms of health and disease
  • Stress, coping and chronic disease

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0300 3300 073