Taught course

Health Psychology

University of West London · College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold, or be eligible for, the Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS) with usually an upper second or first class award. Applicants who do not have an upper second award may be considered if they: - Can demonstrate evidence of practical experience relevant to Health Psychology. - Have attained an additional qualification relevant to Health Psychology. - Can show evidence of attainments during their undergraduate degree which indicate particular strengths in Health Psychology. If you are not eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society, you may wish to apply for a place on our Graduate Diploma in Psychology. The Diploma offers a fast route to eligibility for GBC - the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

Months of entry


Course content

Health psychology is the scientific study of psychological processes related to health, illness and health care.

Our MSc Health Psychology is ideal for graduates who have an undergraduate degree in Psychology and want to enhance their understanding of the relationship between psychology, health and illness and how psychology can be applied to the promotion and maintenance of health and prevention of illness.

You will benefit from our excellent relationships with local health organisations. We have established links with health organisations where students can gain work experience and carry out research.

An MSc Health Psychology can equip you for jobs in many health-related fields, to study further in Psychology at MPhil or PhD level see how to study for a research degree. Our students' work has been published in academic journals and presented at health psychology conferences.

Our course is accredited by the British Psychological Society as providing Stage 1 training in health psychology.

You can find out more about the course by using the course tabs or by contacting admin.psychology@uwl.ac.uk.

Information for international students

For information please visit: https://www.uwl.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

University of West London
0800 036 8888