Bristol, University of the West of England

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: University of the West of England, Bristol

Health Psychology (Taught)

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Course summary

Health psychologists can be involved in a range of activities within the National Health Service (NHS), ranging from providing psychological assessment and support in acute care situations to developments in the provision and management of psychological care and rehabilitation of people with chronic illnesses. Employment opportunities are available in the NHS and industry as well as in academic settings such as teaching and research. The programme provides stage 1 training towards achieving Practitioner Health Psychology status. In addition to coverage of the British Psychological Society (BPS) core curriculum, the course has a particular emphasis on the acquisition of transferable practical and professional skills.

Course details


Health, stress and cognition; bio-psychosocial perspectives on health; conducting and evaluating psychological research; dissertation in psychology; applications and professional skills in health psychology; health psychology in action (work-based module).

Assessment method

The course uses a wide range of assessments, including poster and seminar presentations, essays, exams, article and model critiques, reflective journals and a dissertation.

Professional bodies

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

  • British Psychological Society

Entry requirements

Honours degree (minimum 2.1) in psychology with Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) at the British Psychological Society (BPS). Non-graduates with appropriate experience in health psychology are also welcome to apply.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8200 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8200 Year 1
Scotland £8200 Year 1
Wales £8200 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8200 Year 1
EU £14500 Year 1
International £14500 Year 1
Channel Islands £14500 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Bristol, University of the West of England
Coldharbour Lane
BS16 1QY

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Thursday 18th August - 08:30 - 18:00 Friday 19th August - 08:30 - 18:00 Saturday 20th August - 11:00 - 15:00 Sunday 21st August - Closed Monday 22nd August to Thursday 26th August - 09:00 – 17:00 Friday 27th August – 09:00 – 16:30 Saturday 27th August and Monday 29th August - Closed Tuesday 30th August to Thursday 1st September - 09:00 – 17:00 Friday 2nd September – 09:00 – 16:30

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Health Psychology at Bristol, University of the West of England - UCAS