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Full time | Kedleston Road Campus | 1 year | SEP-23

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Clinical Psychology Psychology Specialisations

Course type


Course Summary

Course description

Study a course that provides Stage One training in Health Psychology for those that already hold Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC). This course is a pre-requisite for entry onto the second stage of training in Health Psychology, which together will provide eligibility for Chartered Psychologist status with the British Psychological Society and equip you to practice as a HCPC registered Health Psychologist.

Learn from lecturers at the forefront of psychological research
Develop professional skills and learn about professional issues in Health Psychology
You could work across a range of areas including; roles within the NHS, public, private and charity sectors
Engage in inter-professional learning across the College of Health, Psychology and Social Care
Gain access to guest lectures and additional learning resources where possible.


Health psychology specialists work in a range of settings across the NHS, industry and local authorities as well as in the voluntary sector and academia. A number of our graduates have gone on to deliver services in health promotion, public health, mental health and chronic illness management. There are also opportunities to enter other graduate professions, such as education and management.


It is intrinsic to the award of MSc that you present evidence of your capacity to conduct a substantial piece of independent empirical research that builds clearly upon your prior learning and which draws upon appropriate methodologies. The aim of this module is to allow you to identify a research issue, formulate pertinent research questions and explore these questions through the application of contemporary psychological methodologies and appropriate data analysis and dissemination methods

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Entry requirements

BSc (Hons) Psychology qualification that confers Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the BPS. Applicants should usually have a 2:1 or above, although we will consider applicants with a 2:2 where there is relevant experience and subject to a satisfactory interview. We will also consider applicants with closely aligned degree qualifications where there is relevant 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