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Health Psychology (MSc)

Course Description

About this course

Health Psychology is the application of psychological theories, research and methodologies to the study of health and disease and covers topics ranging from the biological determinants of health through to the delivery of healthcare to society.

Our Health Psychology Masters' degree is delivered by an expert team of world-leading researchers and practitioners and is based on contemporary research to ensure that you are at the cutting edge of the discipline. We offer first-hand experiences that are not available on other courses of this kind and support you as you develop your own areas of expertise. Our ecologically valid sleep centre, stress laboratory, and practical sessions involving measuring your own stress hormones are just some of the unique aspects of the programme at Northumbria.

This postgraduate Health Psychology degree programme also uses innovative methods to assess your knowledge whilst providing you with the skills you need in your future career. These include ethics and funding applications, peer feedback, media releases and reports for non-academic audiences as well as developing your research skills.

The course provides the knowledge, practitioner skills and research techniques that will prepare you for a career in Health Psychology. It is an accredited Stage 1 practitioner training route towards registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Health Psychologist.

Our blend of research-led teaching and practical experiences will challenge and excite you.

This MSc in Health Psychology is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and provides the first stage of practitioner training necessary for subsequent registration with the Health & Care professions Council (HCPC) as a Health Psychologist.

Full time


Part time


Entry Requirements

Applicants who have completed their degree within the UK are required to provide written proof of GBC/GBR status from their UK University. All applicants who have completed their first degree outside the UK are required to apply to the BPS for consideration of GBC/GBR. Written confirmation of GBC/GBR will be required. Please bear in mind that this process can take a considerable amount of time and relevant applicants should contact the BPS as soon as possible.

Who would this Course suit?

Health Psychology is an ideal choice if you are interested in: motivating people to make choices that have a positive impact on their health; helping others deal with the emotional aspects of illness; and examining healthcare delivery. The part-time route will suit those looking to progress in their current roles as well as those looking for a change of direction.

Visit the Health Psychology (MSc) page on the Northumbria University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

All students should possess a first or upper second class degree in Psychology that must provide the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) (previously known as Graduate Basis for Registration (GBR)) with the British Psychological Society.

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