Show as: Mobile
2.5 years
Part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Online / Distance
Inquire for more information

About this program

MSc Health Psychology

Develop your ability to improve others’ wellbeing through behaviour change intervention with this part-time, fully online Health Psychology MSc from the University of Liverpool.

This fully online programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to encourage behavioural change in people with illness, long term health conditions or looking to improve their physical wellbeing. In addition, you will develop advanced research skills, in both quantitative and qualitative methods. You will investigate historical and current theories and approaches within health psychology and explore various theoretical models of health-related behaviours. This will help you to develop the practical skills essential to the work of a health psychologist, including collaborative working, behaviour change, research skills and patient and public engagement skills.

Admission requirements

All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you want to discuss your previous qualifications and experience before applying, you can contact us via LiveChat on our website.

Applicants should possess:

  • A minimum of a 2:1 class degree in psychology, equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree.

All applicants must provide evidence that they have an English language ability equivalent to an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) (academic) score of 7.0.

If you don’t have an IELTS or equivalent certificate, you can take our free online English test to assess your proficiency. You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in the list of countries provided on our website.

Does this course require proof of English proficiency?

The TOEFL® test is accepted by 10,000+ universities and higher education institutes in over 150 countries. Book your test today!

Learn more Advertisement

Program content

Is this the right course for you?

This programme will introduce you to historical and current theories and approaches within health psychology and various theoretical models of health-related behaviours. You will also develop practical skills essential to the work of a health psychologist, including collaborative working, therapeutic skills, research skills and patient and public engagement skills. 

Through this programme, you will:

  • Learn from active research leaders. Our philosophy is to provide a research-connected student experience combining active learning and authentic assessment. You will be taught by some of the world’s leading academic experts who are passionate about their research activity. The department is part of the Institute of Population Health, and the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences which conducts innovative research in understanding how biology, behaviours, environments, policies, and technologies interact to determine physical and mental health, wellbeing, and life chances.
  • Immerse yourself in action-based learning. Your study activities are designed to actively engage you in solving real world problems within their context. This will enable you to integrate new knowledge into your working and social environment.
  • Prepare for your professional career. Our curriculum content and teaching have been developed with a strong focus on your future employment.

Visit our website for more details on this programme including module information.

Learn from industry experts.

This online master's degree is run by The Department of Psychology at the University of Liverpool, which is one of the UK’s oldest academic psychology departments, having been established in 1947. We are known for our world-class research, which is focused on improving the health, wellbeing, and lives of societies across the globe. Today we are one of the UK’s leading psychology departments.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

Program delivery

Learn online anytime, anywhere. 

Get the University of Liverpool experience wherever you are in the world. This online course features interactive classes and regular contact with staff and fellow students across the globe. Teaching is delivered through our state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), which provides students with access to all resources required for interactive study online. On this platform, you will be encouraged to work collaboratively with classmates and actively read around your topic through our comprehensive library of eBooks and journals. 

Assessment is exclusively through online assignments rather than examinations. You will be assessed through a range of activities, including written assignments, discussion forum participation and journal entries. 


Full tuition fee – £15,300* (2022/2023 academic year) 

  • The tuition fee is fully inclusive of all costs: teaching materials, core textbooks, assessments and resits. 
  • If you live in England, you may be eligible for a postgraduate loan to cover some of the costs of your degree. If you are not eligible for a student loan, you will be offered a simple monthly payment plan to spread the cost of your tuition over the duration of your studies.  
  • You will receive a 5% discount if you choose to pay the full tuition fee upfront. 
  • Scholarships of up to 15% of your tuition fee are available.

For more details speak to the Kaplan Liverpool online admission team.  

Our tuition fees are the same for all students and there are no hidden costs.

Career paths

Enhance your career opportunities.

Typically, graduates will pursue careers in health promotion, public health, policy environments or research, teaching and academia. Some graduates will undertake further study in an area of psychology, apply for a PhD, or go on to complete their Stage 2 Qualification in Health Psychology via either the Doctoral Route or the BPS Route.

Visit our website for more information on the career support you will receive as a University of Liverpool student.

Message the school

Want to know more about this program, MSc Health Psychology? Fill out the following form and include any questions you have. This information will be sent directly to the school, and a representative will respond to your enquiry.

Currently living in *
Nationality *


About this institute

University of Liverpool Online Programmes

University of Liverpool Online Programs provide a flexible study option to further your learning and progress your career while continuing with your current professional and personal commitments. You will receive a highly regarded qualification from the University of Liverpool, a...

Read more about this school

Contact info

University of Liverpool Online Programmes

University of Liverpool
L69 3BX Liverpool
United Kingdom

 Show phone number

Message the school

Want to know more about MSc Health Psychology? Fill out the following form and we'll pass your details on to a representative from the school, who will respond to your enquiry.


Be the first to write a review!