MSc Health Psychology

Health psychologists’ interests are very much in line with government health priorities and include the promotion of positive health behaviours in adults and children, reducing obesity, binge drinking, smoking and stress, and increasing psychological wellbeing. Opportunities for qualified health psychologists are expected to increase substantially.

The route to Chartered Health Psychologist status is through the attainment of an accredited MSc in Health Psychology (Stage One training) followed by supervised professional practice (Stage Two training). This programme has been granted accreditation status by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and provides students with the knowledge and skills required for Stage One training. The course is delivered by Chartered Health Psychologists with many years of specialist teaching, research and clinical experience in different areas of health psychology. Specialist practitioners contribute a contemporary perspective as guest lecturers.

We aim to provide students with access to clinical populations to collect psychological data in order to complete an applied dissertation. This is possible through our links with local NHS trusts and local healthcare providers. In addition, the University of South Wales has recently invested in a new psychology clinic which provides clinical and therapeutic services. Suitable students will be able to benefit from in-house research opportunities and supervised voluntary experience.

What you will study

The modules for this award include:

  • Contexts and Perspectives in Health Psychology
  • Healthcare in Professional Settings and Applications of Health Psychology
  • Health-Related Cognitions and Behaviour
  • Stress, Health and Illness
  • A Lifespan Perspective on Health...
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As a student in the School of Psychology, you’ll have access to the latest learning technologies, facilities and equipment, including excellent designated facilities.

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Entry Requirements

Admission to this course is through gaining an honours degree that confers Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC, previously known as GBR) with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

This would usually be of class 2:2 or above in Psychology.

It is not essential to have studied health psychology at undergraduate level to apply for this course.

International applicants should check eligibility for GBC with the BPS. For more information visit

The course welcomes international applicants and requires an English level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Psychology Clinic

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Tuition Fees

UK and EU

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  • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2014
    • Part Time 2 Years Start Date: Sep 2014
      • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2015
        • Part Time 2 Years Start Date: Sep 2015


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