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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology Specialisations Clinical Psychology

Course type


Course Summary

The MSc Health Psychology degree focuses on the psychological influences on health, well-being and illness. Accredited by the British Psychological Society, it meets the standards for Stage 1 of the training to become a health psychologist. Students develop clinical practitioner and professional skills. The programme will be of interest to individuals interested in health or clinical psychology, or those with a background in healthcare. We focus on supporting your future employability by helping you develop a range of professional, research and transferable skills through teaching, workshops and a placement. We offer a placement in a health psychology setting to all students who would like this experience, and our workshops help you develop clinical skills including communication with clients, ethical and reflective practice, judgment and decision-making, and skills related to formulation and assessment, cognitive-behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, and health behaviour change. You will also study health-related behaviour, addiction and treatment; public health, health promotion and behaviour change interventions; stress, chronic illness and its management; working with patients in the health care system, research methods and professional issues. There are strong employment prospects for Psychology graduates and salaries in this field are excellent. The range of professional skills that psychology graduates develop ensures that they are highly valued across the economy. After completion of this MSc, students may work in the health service, universities, communities, schools or organisations. Work may include helping people to manage and cope with illnesses such as diabetes, pain, cancer, coronary heart disease etc; health promotion in communities, schools or the workplace; designing and delivering interventions for weight loss, smoking cessation, stress management, improving uptake of screening for cancers, research and teaching. Accredited by the British Psychological Society, it meets the standards for Stage 1 of the training to become a health psychologist.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module aims to provide an insight into and help students develop the skills required to work in health psychology settings and students may undertake a placement as part of this. The module aims to help students? development in three areas: a) personal development, including self confidence, self awareness, self reflection, and awareness of strengths and areas for improvement, b) development of professional skills, including clinical skills, analysing and appraising the usefulness and application of health psychology theory to practice, and becoming an ethical and reflective practitioner and c) preparation for future employability.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:2 honours degree or above in psychology. Particular consideration will be given to performance in undergraduate research methods modules and the dissertation. Students must have the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC; previously GBR) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification.

University information

Middlesex is a campus university based in leafy North London only 25 minutes from the buzz of central London. It has been excelling in teaching for over 130 years and boasts international campuses in Dubai and Mauritius. Their industry led, contemporary courses and practice-based teaching will help you to excel in the job market and become a leader in your field. Middlesex’s teaching is informed by the needs of industry, so you’ll develop the...more