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Health Psychology PhD

University of Surrey
48 months
Full time
Doctorate / PhD
Guildford
English
10,700 - 21,400 GBP excl. VAT
Webinars
9/23/2020
Virtual open day
10/14/2020
Webinars
11/25/2020
Webinars
2/17/2021

Program description

Health Psychology PhD

The School of Psychology is home to over 50 research-active staff, who have recently received over £4m in research grants. We have expertise in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and use both subjective measures as well as more objective or biological assessments of health. We’re recognised for our original contributions to psychological science, our rigorous use of methodology, and our research’s significance for government policy and everyday life.

Research within the School of Psychology addresses the main theme of ‘research across an individual’s life’, and covers a range of areas including cognition, neuroscience, child development, health, the impact of the environment, decision making, food and consumer behaviour and social psychology.

Our strong track record in research-based professional training is shown in the strength of our policy-related research in areas such as health, sustainability, forensics and the workplace.

We can supervise research leading to a PhD in many areas of psychology. You’ll be trained in the most advanced and innovative research methods, and prepared to compete in the job market. We’ll give you a solid grounding in research methods, and the skills to communicate your findings.

Our PhD in Health Psychology is offered through our Health Psychology Research Group, who are involved in a broad spectrum of research covering chronic illnesses such as obesity, diabetes, cancer and heart disease; health behaviours including eating behaviour, smoking and exercise; help seeking with a focus on risk perception and symptom perception; the impact of surgery; and illness cognitions including illness identity, risk and treatment expectancies.  Our Health Psychology PhD programme currently has about 10 students, within our broader Psychology PhD community of 50 students, and a University-leading completion rate.

Admission requirements

Applicants are expected to hold a upper second-class honours degree (65 per cent or above) in psychology (or a related discipline).

Students must also:

  1. be a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) or hold the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC)
  2. hold the BPS Stage 1 Qualification in Health Psychology (e.g. MSc Health Psychology).

English language requirements

IELTS Academic: 6.5 or above (or equivalent) with 6 in each individual category.

View the other English language qualifications that we accept.

If you do not currently meet the level required for your programme, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here. The University of Surrey is also an IELTS test centre.


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Program content

The PhD in Health Psychology includes everything in our PhD Psychology programme. This fulfils the research competency of your health psychology training. In addition to this, you’ll also need to produce a portfolio of work illustrating the remaining core competencies for the Stage 2 training in health psychology which relate to consultancy, ethics, behaviour change, a systematic review, and teaching and training.

You’ll be assigned two PhD supervisors, who you’ll meet with at least once a month, and will also be supervised by our Stage 2 Health Psychology course convenor. Your supervisors will guide you through your PhD. They’ll help you discuss your research ideas, develop a research plan, consider your theory and methods and discuss how to analyse your work. Your supervisors will also be able to read and comment on drafts of your work.

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Tuition fees

The price for UK/EU fees is 5050 GBP.

The price for Overseas fees is 21400 GBP.

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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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