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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Clinical Psychology Psychology Specialisations

Course type


Course Summary

Course summary

Successfully completing the course provides you with the skills to progress onto Stage 2 Health Psychology training including the BPS accredited Doctoral Programme in Health Psychology, which confers eligibility for registration as a Practitioner Health Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council. The course content is based on the BPS core curriculum and includes introduction to research methods, health cognitions and behaviour, perspectives and contexts in health research and practice, psychobiological determinants of health, applications and practice of health psychology, client groups and stakeholders, research methods and measurement issues and a health psychology research project.

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in psychology practitioner, psychology academic, public health, research, education, industry, health promotion.

Different course options

Full time | Collegiate Campus | 1 year | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Introduction To Research Methods (15 Credits) - Core
Healthcare Contexts: Work Based Reflection (15 Credits) - Core
Health Psychology Research Project (60 Credits) - Core
Health Cognitions And Behaviour (15 Credits) - Core
Research Methods And Measurement Issues In Health Psychology (15 Credits) - Core
Applications And Practice Of Health Psychology (15 Credits) - Core
Perspectives, Contexts And Issues In Health Research And Practice (15 Credits) - Core
Psychobiological Determinants Of Health (15 Credits) - Core
Client Groups And Stakeholders (15 Credits) - Core

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

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need one of the following: BSc or BA Psychology giving Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS) with a 2.1 or above; GBC by an alternative route, for example by examination, or by BPS acceptance of an overseas psychology degree. Applications from students who have achieved a 2.2 psychology degree will be considered by the course leadership team. Where there is evidence that at least two of the following criteria have been met the applicant may be offered a place on the course. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam.

University information

There are more than 30,000 students currently at Sheffield Hallam, with more than 6,000 of those studying at postgraduate level. Sheffield Hallam University focuses heavily on industry experience and applied learning. You will study in the heart of Sheffield City centre, on one of the many postgraduate taught and research courses. They are shaped to help prepare you for creative problem-solving and dealing with complexity in the real...more

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