London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Health Psychology

The course offers research training of an equivalent standard to a PhD as well as training in the other core competencies in health psychology. It enables you to develop skills in consultancy, teaching and learning and generic professional skills in health psychology. You also have the opportunity to acquire skills in developing, implementing, evaluating and reporting on interventions.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a Graduate basis for chartered membership (GBC) with the British psychological society (BPS); an Honours degree in psychology and have completed an accredited MSc health psychology (60 per cent average or above) or completed the stage 1 qualification for health psychology with the BPS; all successful applicants are interviewed; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 with a minimum score of 6 in all components; or TOEFL (old examination) 630; or TOEFL (new examination) 267 or equivalent.

Assessment methods

Assessment for the thesis portfolio consists of extended case studies, reflective commentaries, log books and a teaching evaluation; students also complete a larger doctoral piece of research (30,000 words) which is assessed through a written thesis and a viva; the d-level research training is assessed by a systematic literature review.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Professional Doctorate Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
Professional Doctorate Full-time £ 11,440 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
Professional Doctorate Part-time £ 3,000 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Holloway Islington N7 8DB South East

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
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020 7133 2083