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Health Psychology MSc

University of Surrey
1-2 Years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
October 2021
Application deadline: 22 July 2021

Program description

Health Psychology MSc

On our MSc Health Psychology course, we'll give you an insider’s perspective on theories, methods and techniques of health psychology, and the relationship these have with health and illness. This includes a study of the psychological processes involved in maintaining health, the pathological responses to ill health and stress, and the promotion of wellbeing among the physically ill.

On successful completion of this course, you’ll have the Stage 1 training needed to progress onto Stage 2, in order to become a Chartered Health Psychologist.

Admission requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in Psychology, or a recognised international equivalent.

Alternatively, a postgraduate conversion diploma in psychology following completion of another degree subject.

English language requirements

IELTS Academic: 7.0 overall with 6.5 in each element.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Health Psychology MSc (Full-time and Part-time)

  • Academic research training for health psychology
  • Contemporary health psychology and professional practice
  • Maintaining health throughout the lifespan
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Chronic conditions
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy for health psychology
  • Psychological aspects of health care
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Dissertation

Program delivery

The course is offered in both full-time (1-year) and part-time (2-years) study options.

Tuition fees


  • Tuition fees for UK/EU students: £8,500
  • Tuition fees for Overseas students: £21,700


  • Tuition fees for UK/EU students: £4,300
  • Tuition fees for Overseas students: £10,900

Scholarships & funding

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

Career opportunities

Over 93% of our graduates from this course go on to full-time employment or further study. Our alumni take on roles as health advisors, prison therapy assistants, projects officers, and public health officers. Graduates go on to work for NHS trusts, healthcare organisations and charities.

The skills you gain are also highly relevant in other fields, including behavioural analysis and wellbeing. Many of our graduates go on to complete a PhD, investigating an area of personal interest.

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About this institute

University of Surrey

University of Surrey

The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research. With a beautiful and vibrant campus, we provide exceptional teaching and practical learning to inspire and empower our students for personal and...

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University of Surrey

388 Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford, Surrey

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