Health Psychology DPsych


University of Stirling    Psychology

Full time & Part time January Prof Doctorate 36 months full-time, 72 months part-time Award winner
Nursing & Health (27) Psychology (31)

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Are you passionate about improving people's health and well-being? The Health Psychology DPsych programme at the University of Stirling is designed for individuals like you. This course equips you with the scientific and practitioner skills needed to become a certified health psychologist. Through real-world placement learning and expert supervision, you will develop competencies recognised by the British Psychological Society. The programme emphasises high-quality empirical research and offers a top-up research doctorate option for eligible candidates. Upon successful completion, you will be eligible for registration as a 'Health Psychologist' and can pursue various rewarding career paths in healthcare, social services, and more. The course also includes work placements in diverse settings such as the NHS and charities, providing valuable hands-on experience. To apply, you must hold a 2:1 or above honours degree in psychology and meet specific BPS accreditation requirements. Join us at Stirling and make a difference in the field of Health Psychology.

About the course

Health Psychology can help to address health challenges affecting people’s day to day lives, prevent illness and foster health and well-being. This course will train you to develop scientific and practitioner skills in Health Psychology, and to be eligible to become a health psychologist. It is based on real-world placement learning, and includes regular teaching and workshops. 

You'll acquire specific competencies as defined by the British Psychological Society. You'll also gain competence in carrying out a piece of high quality empirical research to a standard publishable in peer review journals.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants must:

- hold a good (2:1 or above) honours degree in psychology
- be a graduate member of the BPS or hold the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC)
- have successfully completed a BPS Accredited (Stage 1) MSc in Health Psychology within the past 5 years to a minimum of merit grade or equivalent
- have Level 7 IELTS (minimum of 6.5 in each band) or equivalent for students where English is not their first language.




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