Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Health Psychology

This Liverpool John Moores University's MSc in Health Psychology meets the Stage 1 training requirement for BPS accreditation. The course has a strong emphasis on psychological investigation and exploring ethical issues. - Fully accredited by the British Psychological Society for Stage 1 Training in Health Psychology - Academic team includes Health Psychologists registered with the BPS and HCPC and RAPPS Approved Supervisors for trainees continuing onto the BPS Stage 2 - Qualification in Health Psychology or the LJMU Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology - Access to world-class facilities in the award-winning Tom Reilly Building - Course available to study full time (1 year) and part time (2 years)

Entry requirements

MSc: Graduates interested in pursuing Health Psychology as a career need a good honours degree in Psychology (upper second class or above) and eligibility for GBC. Applications from those who show that they have some experience of working in health are welcomed. Overseas students whose qualifications have satisfied the BPS conditions for Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) will be admitted in accordance with the University's regulations. In addition, international students should hold IELTS English language at a minimum of 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: Analysis for health psychology; research methodology for health psychology; health psychology (context and application); living with long-term conditions; psychological aspects of health and illness; stress and health; fundamental issues in health psychology; empirical project.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods on the programme include essays, reports, seminar papers, exams, project work and an empirical dissertation. The following assessment methods are used across the MSc modules: •Essay assignments •Practical reports •Reflection portfolios •A research proposal and dissertation •Written examinations •Problem-solving exercises •Intervention assignments •Oral presentations •Research posters The assessment strategy has been carefully evolved over the years and is informed by current philosophy in Higher Education, the BPS accreditation and curriculum requirements and the guidelines from the University's Academic Framework.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 6,500 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 - 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,100 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 40 per Credit (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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