Taught course

Psychology and Health

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

Entry requirements

You should have, or expect to obtain, a 2:1 Honours degree. Your education or previous experience should include substantial psychological content. You should also have a minimum of 30 hours of paid or voluntary work experience relevant to health and social care. If you have a BPS accredited degree, or you have obtained BPS Graduate Basis for Registration by the Special Case route, you should consider MSc Health Psychology which confers a Stage 1 qualification in Health Psychology.Stage 1 is not conferred by MSc Psychology and Health.

Months of entry


Course content

As health-compromising behaviours contribute to the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in many countries including the UK, understanding and changing health behaviours is increasingly important for health and social care in a wide variety of NHS services, in other public sector services, and in private and charitable services. This programme has been designed according to the requirements of the British Psychological Society and the Health Professions Council, to ensure that the skills acquired are relevant to contemporary health care. The MSc Psychology and Health is for graduates, especially for those who currently practice in health and social care and want to increase their psychological knowledge and skills. In Health Psychology, psychological principles are used to research and promote changes in people's attitudes, behaviour and thinking about health and illness. The breadth of the discipline is far-reaching, including: prevention of health compromising behaviours; encouraging health protective behaviours; modelling health related cognitions as predictors of health behaviours; researching health care delivery and practitioner communication; understanding the psychological effects of illness and disease. 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 www.hull.ac.uk/international

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