University of Westminster, London

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: University of Westminster

Health Psychology (Taught)

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Course summary

TEF Bronze

University of Westminster, London has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.

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Health Psychology plays a key role in improving the health and wellbeing of the population. This course, based in the heart of London, was one of the first Masters in Health Psychology and has been accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) since 1999. It includes an innovative portfolio of assessments geared to developing transferable skills, and relating directly to the world of work. The course also provides the opportunity to gain work experience and apply your knowledge in a health psychology setting, whilst considering future career plans. The course is taught by a core team of enthusiastic and supportive research-active staff, with collaborative links to external institutions in London and beyond. Successful completion of the course (Stage 1) is a prerequisite for the further training (Stage 2) to become a health psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC). In addition to the core taught programme, we work with a range of practitioners to provide additional professional training in areas such as resilience, coaching and clinical practice. The course will give you an in-depth understanding of the theoretical and applied bases of health, illness and disease. The main aim is to help you to develop the theoretical and methodological skills essential for conducting independent research and applying health psychology in practice. We provide a coherent programme of study covering the content, methods and application of health psychology. In particular, the course emphasises the importance of an evidence-based approach to health psychology, and develops the core skills needed for Stage 2 training. Within the core modules, there is considerable flexibility for you to choose particular areas of study of interest.

Course details

Professional bodies

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  • British Psychological Society

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2) in Psychology that confers eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS. Candidates without GBC with some evidence of interest in the discipline will also be considered. This can be demonstrated by the choice of undergraduate modules, undergraduate project area, or work experience within health psychology or a related field. You may be invited for an informal interview. If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in writing. University of Westminster graduates need to submit one academic reference. Graduates from other universities will have to submit two academic references.


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Health Psychology at University of Westminster, London - UCAS