Taught course

Health Psychology

University of Hull · Department of Sport, Health and Exercise Science

Entry requirements

You should have, or expect to obtain, a 2:1 Honours British Psychological Society accredited psychology degree, or have obtained the BPS Graduate Basis for Registration by the Special Case route. If you do not have GBR, we recommend our MSc Psychology and Health; International students require IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills or other English test accepted by the University.

Months of entry


Course content

In this vocational programme you will learn about psychological principles used to research and promote changes in people’s attitudes, behaviour and thinking about health and illness.

The MSc, pending accreditation by the British Psychological Society (BPS), is designed to provide training in health psychology that meets BPS requirements. Its completion enables you to undertake the Stage 2 training which enables you to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a health psychologist.

The course is led by chartered psychologists and teaching staff who are active in research. It is further enhanced by our close working relationships with health and social care providers which enable us to offer placement and research opportunities providing key experience and improved career prospects.

Students are taught how to design, plan and conduct health-related research and how to evaluate papers, theories, findings and methods used within health psychology. Learning takes place in lectures, seminars, laboratories and through directed personal study. There is also an opportunity to undertake a placement. All students are supported through the design, conduct, analysis and write-up of an empirical research project.

The MSc is studied full-time over one year starting in September and comprises two semesters of taught modules followed by an individual research project.

Information for international students

Competence in English language is required, as evidenced by IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent, or previous study in English. Candidates who do not meet the language requirements may take an English course at the University prior to entering their programme. Please see http://www2.hull.ac.uk/fass/modern-languages/efl.aspx

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Departmental scholarships and bursaries may be available. Please contact the department directly for more details. For information on fees and funding please go to www.hull.ac.uk/money/

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
01482 466850