Health Psychology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #160 (QS) ,
This successful BPS accredited programme, drawing on a multidisciplinary approach to health, covers the main areas of sickness and health psychology, as well as the methodologies for conducting research in primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare settings.


The course is one of the only accredited MSc Health Psychology programmes offering a placement. Our placement is 4-months in duration, and students are fully supported before and during their placement. Our dedicated placements team ensure students are not only allocated placements, but are prepared before starting their placement through seminars and meetings with their placement tutor. This support continues over the 4-months, making sure students are happy and getting the most from their placement experience. Watch our placement video to find out more about the MSc Health Psychology placement and what our students think.

Programme Structure

Units include: introduction to health and health beliefs; biopsychosocial mechanisms in health; health, communication and context; managing ill-health; health psychology in practice; research design and statistics in health; and a dissertation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • First or 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in psychology recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC), from a recognised university.
  • Overseas students with equivalent qualifications must obtain GBC from the BPS
  • A minimum of two weeks (full-time) experience of working in health settings.
English Language requirementsCertificates must be dated to within two years of the start of the programme of study.
  • IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 7.0 in each of the four components)
  • PTE Academic of 69 with no less than 62 in any component
If you wish to improve your English proficiency before commencing your studies, pre-sessional language training can be arranged through the Academic Skills Centre.ReferencesTwo references are required. At least one of these must be an academic reference.

Work Experience

At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    6500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Part-time TaughtHome/EU: £3,250Overseas: £8,250


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