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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Clinical Psychology Psychology Specialisations

Course type


Course Summary

This course is for students who want to study how psychology helps us understand health-related behaviours, and how it can have a positive impact on wellbeing. It forms stage one of the training you need to become a charted psychologist member of the Division of Health Psychology within the BPS. The ability to engage in research at a high level and to analyse data using advanced statistical techniques are assessed as these are important skills for forensic psychologists as well as important in many employment settings. Communication skills are assessed through videotaped role play as these are very important in any career. The ability to analyse and understand issues and apply theory to practice is assessed through a consultancy brief. The success of our MSc programme is represented in the successful careers of our previous students. In previous years, a number of students have gained PhDs. Others have entered jobs that include: smoking cessation co-ordinator for an NHS Primary Care Trust (PCT), Shared Care support worker, Research Assistant in the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), Health Psychologist in Specialist Obesity Services, Lecturer in Health Psychology, Academic Researcher, Assistant working in the Clinical Health Psychology Unit of a General Hospital, Psychological Well-being Worker.

Different course options

Full time | Luton Campus | 1 year | OCT

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Advanced Research Methods for Health Psychology - Core
Perceptions and Actions - Core
Lifestyle and Individual Differences - Core
Public Health - Core
Dissertation (Health Psychology) - Core
Mechanisms of Health and Disease - Core
Stress, Coping and Chronic Disease - Core
Professional Skills for Health psychologists - Core
Health Psychology in Context - 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

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent and need to have attained at least a second class honours degree in psychology and provide evidence of the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS).