Taught course

Behaviour Change

University of Derby · College of Life and Natural Sciences

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent in a relevant subject. We also welcome applicants who have substantial and relevant professional experience but do not have a degree.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Behaviour Change is the first masters course of its kind. The course will provide you with psychological theories and models so that you can develop a greater understanding of human behaviour and behaviour change.

The nine-day on campus attendance per year fits well with a typical ten-day industry allocation for staff development, so if you’re self-funding it allows you to continue to work full-time. If you’re a professional wishing to underpin your work with theory and evidence-based, practical ways forward, or a graduate wishing to specialise in behaviour change or add social science to your skill set, this course is for you.

  • Increase your confidence in your skills and abilities to create an environment that fosters behaviour change in relation to wellbeing, safety or the natural environment.
  • Develop the knowledge and transferable skills required to critically evaluate and design interventions that provide opportunities for people to adopt change in a variety of settings.
  • Learn alongside an excellent teaching team of research-active psychologists and ergonomists who specialise in areas such as language and communication, risk management and musculoskeletal disorders.

Information for international students

This course is not available to international students.

Fees and funding

Please see our website for the latest information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Sigrid Lipka
01332 593052