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Behaviour Change (Incorporating PGDip/PGCert) MSc

Behaviour Change (Incorporating PGDip/PGCert) MSc

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Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Behavioural Psychology

Course type


Course Summary

The first Master’s course of its kind, our MSc Behaviour Change programme opens doors to a wide range of fulfilling careers which focus on changing people’s behaviour and helping them to make positive choices.

This is an original and topical course which challenges assumptions about behaviour change. It is aimed at professionals who want to gain new knowledge to support their work, and at graduates from a broad range of disciplines who would like to specialise in behaviour change and add social science to their skill set.


You'll be assessed via coursework. There will be many activities to thoroughly prepare you for your coursework. Assessments are matched to the individual module learning outcomes, which are derived from the course aims and learning outcomes.


Our MSc Behaviour Change course could be your stepping stone to employment and promotion opportunities in the health sector, local government and occupational health and safety roles.

It also provides a suitable qualification if you’re working in allied areas and want to progress your career by branching out into a specialist area. You could, for instance, be a physiotherapist or an occupational health and safety professional keen to broaden your skill set by focusing on behaviour change.

In addition, the MSc Behaviour Change provides a strong basis for further study in the form of a PhD. You will also gain PGCert and PGDip awards in this course.


You?ll gain the knowledge and skills required to propose, design and evaluate an evidence-based workplace or community behaviour change intervention

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

Students will need an undergraduate degree (lower second or above) or equivalent in a relevant subject or substantial professional experience.

University information

Located in the heart of England, the University of Derby is a modern institution offering applied, research-informed teaching in high-quality, technically advanced facilities. Whether you are progressing directly from undergraduate study, want to change your career, or pursue your passion for a subject you love, there are options to suit you. We cater for your personal circumstances, with full-time, part-time and online learning available in...more