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Course summary

This course has a strong emphasis on the development and practical application of skills to deploy psychological techniques, explore the latest research, investigate a range of health issues and developments in the field.

  • Build upon your undergraduate knowledge and skills, to provide in depth knowledge and understanding of Health Psychology, informed by current scholarship and research, including a critical awareness of different perspectives and current developments within Health Psychology.
  • This course supports you to demonstrate the knowledge and skills relevant for working with a range of diverse client groups across the lifespan, with other professionals, in a range of healthcare contexts.
  • A focus on real-word application to develop transferrable skills designed to enhance your employability.


Full time students will complete eight compulsory modules which combine theory, research and professional practice. The course is grounded in a scientist-practitioner perspective which emphasises the importance of empirical research for applied practice. A critical understanding of research underpins the work of practitioners and is of foundational importance for anyone wishing to practice Health Psychology. As such, research training in both quantitative and qualitative methods and critical assessment of research is of central importance within the course. Modules Health Promotion and Behaviour Change - 20 credits Health and Illness Across the Lifespan - 20 credits Methodologies and Methods in Health Psychology - 20 credits Qualitative & Quantitative Analysis in Health Psychology - 20 credits Psychosocial Aspects of Illness and Disability - 20 credits Communication and Interactions in Healthcare - 20 credits Advanced Independent Research - 50 credits CMI module: Leading and Creating Organisational Health and Wellbeing - 10 credits

Assessment method

This course is assessed using a variety of authentic assessment methods such as: Designing a behavioural change interventionMulti-media presentations (including a conference presentation and a consultant pitch)Patient information leafletMixed methods research paperMini-systematic reviewEmpirical project The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Psychological Society

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold: A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in Psychology or related subject or a Psychology (Conversion) degree. Consideration will be given to applicants who hold the equivalent of a minimum of 2:2 undergraduate degree in Science or Social Sciences, where a minimum of 50% of undergraduate study is in Psychology with evidence of studying curriculum including research methods. Such non-standard applications will be subject to approval by the Course Directors.A qualification recognised by British Psychological Society giving Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) or equivalent is preferred.Students accepted without a BPS-recognised qualification and intending to progress to BPS Stage Two training towards Practitioner Health Psychologist status, may be required to undertake an accredited Psychology conversion course following this programme.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

2023/24 fees TBC. Please see our website for latest information.
Health Psychology at Coventry University - UCAS