Health Psychology MSc at University of Nottingham - UCAS

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Course summary

Why don't people eat healthily? How do people adjust to getting a diagnosis for a chronic condition? Can psychological factors influence how well someone recovers from surgery? On our British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited Health Psychology MSc you'll develop an understanding of the key theoretical models and research in the field, alongside the role of the health psychologist. Our course has a unique focus on career development and planning and professional skills in health psychology. You’ll be taught by internationally-recognised research-active staff who bring their expertise in key areas of health psychology to your learning experience. The passion and enthusiasm of the course team was just one of the seven commendations we received as part of our accreditation along with student support and the professional skills and career development opportunities we give our students. At Nottingham you'll learn with a real focus on your individual career pathway, helping you to take the next step on your career journey in psychology.


You'll study across several compulsory modules designed to give you a broad knowledge of health psychology as a professional discipline, the key theoretical models and research in the field, alongside the role of the health psychologist. The course takes place over three semesters: autumn, spring, and summer. Typically taught modules are delivered in the autumn and spring semesters with the summer used for the research project, though this is dependent on your mode of study. You'll take all of the compulsory modules for a total of 180 credits. For the most up-to-date module information and full details, please visit the course page on our website.

Professional bodies

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  • British Psychological Society

Entry requirements

2.1(Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent) in psychology; Proof of holding Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) must be stated as a condition of any offer (e.g. a formal letter from a University stating that their Bachelor programme in Psychology is accredited by the BPS and provides the basis for GBC); IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

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Health Psychology MSc at University of Nottingham - UCAS