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Health Psychology MSc

University of Westminster

115 New Cavendish St, W1W 6, London
Tel.+44 (0)20 7911 5000

Current Status: Terminato
Course Type: Master Level:
Available Financing:
Tuition: 9.000 £ Duration y/mm: 0/12
Places Available: Credits:
Application Deadline: 15/09/2017 Admissions:
Start Date: 15/09/2017 End Date: 20/08/2018


Health Psychology plays a key role in improving the health and wellbeing of the population.
This course, based in the heart of London, was one of the first Masters in Health Psychology and has been accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) since 1999. It includes an innovative portfolio of assessments geared to developing transferable skills, and relating directly to the world of work. The course also provides the opportunity to gain work experience and apply your knowledge in a health psychology setting, whilst considering future career plans. The course is taught by a core team of enthusiastic and supportive research-active staff, with collaborative links to external institutions in London and beyond. Successful completion of the course (Stage 1) is a prerequisite for the further training (Stage 2) to become a health psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC).

We work with a range of specialists to provide additional professional training in areas such as resilience, coaching, and clinical practice


The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. For more details on course structure and modules, and how you will be taught and assessed, see the full course document on the master website.

Core modules

Core modules include two introductory modules:

  • Health Psychology: A Lifespan Development Perspective
  • Theories and Perspectives in Health Psychology

Followed by:

  • Data Handling and Research Methods for Applied Psychology
  • Health Psychology in Practice
  • Individual Differences, Health, Stress and Illness
  • Research Based Project: Health Psychology
  • Specialist Topics for Applied Psychology

Option module

  • Work Experience in a Psychological Setting



Normally you should have a good Honours degree that confers eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS. However, we will consider candidates without GBC with some evidence of interest in the discipline. This can be demonstrated by your choice of undergraduate modules, undergraduate project area, or your work experience within health psychology or a related field.
You may be invited for an informal interview.

If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent. The University offers presessional Summer programmes if you need to improve your English before starting your course.

Career Prospects

The course is a prerequisite for those wishing to pursue Stage 2 training leading to Registration with the HPC as a Health Psychologist. However, it also serves as a precursor to those wishing to pursue a PhD in Psychology, and other areas of applied psychology such as clinical or counselling. The majority of our graduates work in the health-related professions.


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