Taught course

Stress and Health

University of Roehampton · Department of Life Sciences

Entry requirements

The MSc Stress and Health is a postgraduate science degree, which means that we assume some level of academic and intellectual competence. We take a small number of students each year, around half of who are recent graduates – usually with a good second-class honours degree (or above) in psychology, biology, or a related degree. The others tend to be mature students, often from health related professions. There is a good mix of backgrounds and this is a field where experience can be very valuable. We do not want to exclude people from non-standard backgrounds. We are willing to discuss levels of equivalence and our expectations, but do understate the amount, or quality, of work that we expect. What we really want are people who will benefit from this level of study and who have the enthusiasm and initiative to want to do something with it.

Months of entry


Course content

Study how stress affects illness and examine ways to improve individual wellbeing through practical applications in stress management. You will gain a robust science-based qualification in the study of stress, dealing specifically with the mechanisms by which psychological stress can induce illnesses and examining issues of measurement, prevalence and management.

Information for international students

The level of English required is ACADEMIC IELTS at 6.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-48 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)20 8392 3232