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

This course meets the stage one Health Psychology training requirements developed by the Division of Health Psychology of the British Psychological Society.Our graduates are working and/or studying in industry, academia, charitable organisations and the NHS.

The course provides a complete grounding in the theory, themes, professional issues and practical skills central to stage one Health Psychology training.The course has established links with health organisations where students gain work experience and carry out research. You will also have an opportunity to carry out carry out health psychology research with Swiss Reinsurance Company (generally known as Swiss Re) and the Working Towards Wellbeing (WTW) team. Research is jointly supervised by Health Psychologists at WTW, Swiss Re and UWL. Swiss Re is the world's largest insurer.
You can also train with Smokefree Ealing to deliver health promotion events in the community and with Pyramid where they can work on a children's psychosocial intervention.
You will be encouraged to present your work at health psychology conferences. Students who successfully complete the course have fulfilled the stage one training requirements which are a first step towards Chartered Psychologist status and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Health Psychologist.

Information for international students

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

Fees and funding

UK students
GBP £7,200
International students
GBP £11,500

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    February and September start

Course contact details

University of West London
0800 036 8888