Bristol, University of the West of England

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

Health Psychology (Research)

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Course summary

The course provides the British Psychological Society (BPS) stage 2 training in health psychology, and eligibility for Practitioner Health Psychology status. Trainees will be working in an appropriate health setting, with agreed release to attend professional doctoral training schools and supervision meetings over the 3 year period. During each year, students attend a number of professional doctoral schools (PDSs), each organised around 5 areas of professional development: research (including systematic reviewing and an independent supervised project); teaching and training; consultancy; professional skills and a 5th area from further developments of the main areas.

Course details


The course covers the 5 areas of competency laid out by the British psychological society's board of examiners in health psychology. these are covered in the following modules: systematic review; teaching and training in health psychology; consultancy skills in health psychology; health behaviour change interventions; professional skills in health psychology; research project.

Assessment method

We assess your work through modular assignments looking for evidence you've acquired the professional teaching and training, consultancy and behaviour-change interventions skills you need. And your thesis, which includes your systematic review and report on a major piece of empirical research, plus an oral exam.

Professional bodies

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

  • British Psychological Society

Entry requirements

Graduate basis for registration with the British Psychological Society (BPS); Honours degree (minimum 2.1). MSc health psychology accredited by the BPS as providing stage 1 of the Practitioner Health Psychologist qualification.

Fees and funding

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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