MSc Health Psychology / Overview

Year of entry: 2022

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Degree awarded
Master of Science
FT 12 months, PT 24 months
Entry requirements

We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) with evidence of attaining a minimum of an Upper Second in all BSc research method units and dissertation, or overseas equivalent, in psychology.

We require all our offers to have the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBH). Please see the BPS website for more information. For the MSc to be recognised by the BPS as the Stage 1 qualification for becoming a Health Psychologist, you need this Graduate Basis for Chartership.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
Approximately 15 places
How to apply
Please apply via our online application form . See the application and selection section in for information on the supporting documents we require.

Please note that the part-time option is only available to home students. The full-time option is available to all.

Applications are assessed throughout the year and offers will be made to successful candidates. The programme may operate a waiting list.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Course overview

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This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society
  • Learn about how psychology can be applied to health.
  • This BPS-accredited Stage 1 course enables you to start Stage 2 training as a health psychologist upon graduation.
  • Study at a university ranked 7th in the UK for Psychology (QS 2021).
  • Course commended by the BPS for approachable and enthusiastic staff and innovative assessments that allow the application of knowledge to real world tasks.
  • Be part of one of the UK's largest groups of health psychologists and researchers.
  • Have the opportunity to take a 75-hour work placement.

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Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).


For the latest scholarship and bursary information please visit the fees and funding page.

Contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 543 4706
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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