Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Health Psychology

In order to become a health psychologist, you must have the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership from the British Psychological Society and fulfil a number of requirements. Stage 1 training involves the satisfactory completion of an accredited Masters programme; stage 2 training includes 2 or more years spent acquiring a range of supervised skills connected with professional skills, interventions, consultancy, research, and teaching and training (as facilitated through this course). You will be developing your skills in teaching and training, behaviour change interventions, research, consultancy and demonstrating that you have the generic professional skills needed to qualify as a health psychologist. This is achieved through your own job role, taught sessions on the programme, and extensive supervision.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree in Psychology and GBC. British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited MSc in Health Psychology (or BPS Stage I Qualification), normally at merit level or higher. Applicants must have suitable pre- determined placement (paid or voluntary). International applicants: Equivalent qualifications plus IELTS minimum score of 7.0 (no element below 6.5).

Course modules

Modules include: Planning practice in health psychology; health psychology professional practice; reflection in health psychology.

Assessment methods

Assessments include a log and diary of professional practice, case studies and reflections on each competence, and a viva voce examination at the end. For research you will be expected to produce a number of publishable papers and will be required to submit them to peer-reviewed journals.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
DHealthPsy Full-time September 2016 - 2 years
DHealthPsy Part-time September 2016 - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool L3 2AJ North West

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