Health Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS

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Course summary

According to the British Psychological Society, the goal of health psychology is to study scientifically the psychological processes of health, illness and health care. The aim is to apply health psychology to the promotion and maintenance of health, the analysis and improvement of the health care system and health policy formation, the prevention of illness and disability and the enhancement of outcomes for those who are ill or disabled. Health Psychology as a discipline is the fastest-growing field of Psychology in the UK. Given an ageing and obesogenic population, with associated long-term health conditions, the demand for behavioural health and wellbeing interventions (and, therefore, Health Psychologists), is only set to increase. This course is intended to equip students with the vital knowledge and skills to become competent and effective health psychologists. The Doctoral course is designed to meet the BPS accreditation standards for Stage 1 and Stage 2 training in Health Psychology, thus meeting the requirements for Practitioner Psychologist status. The course aims to prepare students for accreditation as Chartered Psychologists by providing training and supervision in five key areas of competency, including research, teaching and training, consultancy, behaviour change interventions and professional skills.


Principles of Person Centered Approaches in Applied Psychology Practice Professional Development in Applied Psychology 1 Consultancy & Training in Applied Psychology 1: Health Interventions in Applied Psychology 1 Analytical Methods Advanced Research in Applied Psychology 1 Professional Development in Applied Psychology 2 Consultancy & Training in Applied Psychology 2 Interventions in Applied Psychology 2 Advanced Research in Applied Psychology 2 Professional Development in Applied Psychology 3 Consultancy & Training in Applied Psychology 3 Interventions in Applied Psychology 3 Advanced Research in Applied Psychology 3

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirement UK honours degree 2:1 (or equivalent) in psychology that meets British Psychological Society (BPS) standards for the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC), plus relevant work experience. Subject to DBS, PVG and/or occupational health checks. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview. Entry with an existing MSc in Health Psychology (BPS accredited) will make you eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning for up to 50% of year one. Additional requirements Applicants must also demonstrate a level of maturity and experience commensurate with the personal and professional requirements of the programme. Students should provide an example of demonstrating relevant voluntary or paid work experience within a relevant field, for example, experience of voluntary or paid work relevant to the field. Applicants will be required to attend an interview as part of the admissions process and will be subject to a CRB check. Acceptance to the programme will be subject to the outcome of the CRB check and sufficient demonstration of the relevant skills and motivation required to undertake the programme. Please note, students are expected to source their own potential placements prior to registration on the programme. IELTS score of 7.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 6.5.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500 Year 1
Scotland £7500 Year 1
Wales £7500 Year 1
EU £15500 Year 1
International £15500 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Health Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS