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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Clinical Psychology Psychology Specialisations

Course type


Course Summary

This course improves your work and study approach in health psychology on a course that allows progression to stage two of the British Psychological Society (BPS) qualification. Meet the British Psychological Society's (BPS) Stage 1 requirements for progression to becoming a Health Psychologist. Gain knowledge, skills, values and academic approach to secure employment or career development within a variety of health-related settings. 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. This course aims to provide you with the ability to use your work or voluntary experience within a health-related setting to aid your learning and training. For example, work-based reflection is a core element of the healthcare contexts module and is designed to contribute to your continuing personal and professional development. 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 | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Psychobiological Determinants Of Health (15 Credits) - Core
Perspectives, Contexts And Issues In Health Research And Practice (15 Credits) - Core
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
Client Groups And Stakeholders (15 Credits) - Core
Research Methods And Measurement Issues In Health Psychology (15 Credits) - Core
Applications And Practice Of Health Psychology (15 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants 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.