Taught course

Health Psychology

University of Southampton · Psychology

Visit the institution website for COVID‑19 updates

Entry requirements

The MSc Health Psychology programme is designed for graduates from BPS-accredited Psychology degrees, normally of first or upper second class (2.1).

Months of entry


Course content

Explore how psychological knowledge can improve wellbeing and manage chronic disorders with our MSc in Health Psychology. Human behaviour is a root cause of much physical illness and on this masters programme you will learn how to develop and evaluate cutting-edge interventions to promote healthy lifestyles and effective strategies for coping with illness.

This health psychology degree aims to train people who will become scientist-practitioners working in a range of health settings. We welcome students from around the world. Our students have come to us from countries including, but not limited to, Saudi Arabia, China, Taiwan, India, Pakistan, Antigua, the USA, Canada, Australia, Poland, Greece, Turkey, Japan, Ghana, and Finland. Our graduates go on to pursue diverse careers in the public, private, and third sectors, including working in research, education, and professional practice as psychologists.

Information for international students

International applicants are required to have an overall IELTS score of 7.0 overall with a minimum score of 6.5 in each sub-score (or equivalent).

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

NIHR Pre-Doctoral Fellowships may be used to fund MSc studies. If you are interested in a career in research methodology or are a practicing clinician, you might be eligible for this funding. Check out the NIHR Pre-Doctoral Fellowships and the HEE/NIHS Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship Schemes on their website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    27 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
+44 (0)23 8059 3483