Health Psychology at University of Derby - UCAS

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Course summary

Apply core psychological knowledge to understanding the experience of health and illness, explaining and changing health related behaviour and improving health related outcomes. This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) so, when you graduate, you will have completed Stage One training in Health Psychology, the first step towards Chartered Membership of the Society and registration as a health psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Successful completion of this course also fulfils stage one of the requirements towards Chartered Membership of the BPS and full membership of the Division of Health Psychology, if you hold Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). Why study this course? *Learn from highly experienced lecturers at the forefront of psychological and behavioural science research *Core focus on health promotion and behaviour change *Core focus on long term condition management and psychological intervention *Develop professional skills and learn about professional issues in Health Psychology *Access to College-wide interprofessional learning programme to enhance your learning with and from other applied professionals *You could go on to work across a range of areas including; roles within the NHS, public, private and charity sectors . You'll be taught by our team of research active psychologists, who have expert knowledge of health psychology theory, research and practice. As well as delving into the theoretical underpinnings of health psychology to consider how best to support people to enhance their wellbeing, change their health-related behaviour, and adjust to living with long term conditions you'll also be exploring the issues faced by today's health psychology professionals. Their comprehensive knowledge and professional experience will really help you learn, and their strong research profile means that you'll be part of a vibrant department at the forefront of developments in health psychology.


Modules include: psychology of health and wellbeing; health promotion and behaviour change; psychology of illness; living with long term conditions; advanced psychological research methods in context; professional skills in applied psychology; empirical research project.

Assessment method

The programme is assessed via 100% coursework. Assessments are matched to the individual module learning outcomes, which are derived from the course aims and learning outcomes. All module assessments require critical reasoning and evaluation in order for students to meet learning outcomes.

Professional bodies

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

  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

International applicants

International applicants should normally have or expect to obtain at least a 2:1 honours degree in psychology or an international equivalent. If English is not your first language, you will need to hold IELTS 6.5 or above

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for UK students: Applicants should normally have or expect to obtain at least a 2:1 honours degree in psychology or a closely related subject containing a significant element of psychology. We’ll consider your reference and personal statement carefully, and we may invite you to come for an interview. Entry requirements for EU/international students: As above (or the equivalent international qualifications). If English is not your first language, you will need to hold IELTS 6.5 in all areas.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £875 Module
Northern Ireland £875 Module
Scotland £875 Module
Wales £875 Module

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Health Psychology at University of Derby - UCAS