Taught course

Health Psychology

University of Central Lancashire · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

Students should have a minimum of an upper second class honours degree in Psychology (or an equivalent Psychology qualification) recognised by the BPS as conferring GBC. Students with a degree that does not confer GBC, but has a good match of curriculum, and/or with a relevant lower second class honours degree, but showing a good final year performance, including a good quality dissertation/research project, will be considered on an individual basis.

Health Psychology

Months of entry


Course content

MSc Health Psychology provides an advanced training in fundamental theoretical, methodological and empirical areas of Health Psychology. The course addresses key contemporary themes within health psychology such as the psychosocial models of disease and contemporary methodological approaches to health psychology research and the development and evaluation of health interventions.

UCLan’s postgraduate Health Psychology is a British Psychology Society-accredited postgraduate professional training course. It fulfils Stage I postgraduate training requirements in health psychology. In conjunction with Stage II postgraduate training, it equips you for practice as a Registered Health Psychologist with the Health Professions Council and eligibility for Chartered status with the British Psychological Society.

Commended by the Division of Health Psychology Training Committee (DHPTC), this course has been recognised for its excellence in handling the core curriculum, investment in the infrastructure for health psychology research, very high level of student satisfaction, and for the enthusiasm of the teaching team.


  • Health Psychology: Core Psychobiological Issues;
  • Health Psychology: Core Psychosocial Issues;
  • Health Psychology: Core Intervention Issues;
  • Professional Issues In Health Psychology;
  • Measurement Issues and Outcomes;
  • Advanced Methods in Psychology;
  • Advanced Health Psychology Project.

Links with Professional Bodies:

  • Division of Health Psychology Training Committee of the British Psychological Society

Information for international students

English language requirements: A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent qualifications. See also www.uclan.ac.uk/international.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


part time
24 months
full time
9 months


full time
9 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
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