Health Psychology MSc

Health Psychology MSc

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: 15 January
Application fee: £12
Intakes: September
International tuition: £14,100
Domestic tuition: £5,300

Program overview

Designed and delivered in collaboration with researchers and practitioners within the field, the Health Psychology course will give students the opportunity to explore the many ways in which psychology can be applied to an understanding of health and illness and to modern healthcare systems.

Study options

This program can be done
On campus


Applicants are usually expected to possess (or be predicted to obtain) a First or 2:1 award from a BPS-accredited psychology course. Students with a 2.2 award will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We will consider applications from students with non-Psychology undergraduate awards of 2.1 or above where candidates can justify significant experience in a health context and/or knowledge of health practices, policies and systems You must complete a declaration form and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) disclosure application form (if you are overseas you will also need to submit a criminal records certificate from your home country), before starting the course, which needs to be cleared in accordance with DMU’s admission policy Applicants may be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process. If you are unable to attend, alternative arrangements may be made English language requirements: If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent when you start the course is essential.

Career opportunities

The Health Psychology course is designed to deliver a range of transferable skills and enhance students employability across a range of health and social care careers. Health psychology is an expanding area of global employment, with opportunities for graduates in hospitals, universities and community-based organisations. Successful graduates can also progress on to doctoral study, including stage two training in Health Psychology or PhD or training to become a psychological well-being practitioner. There are also opportunities in the field of public health (in areas such as smoking cessation, weight management, safer-sex promotion).