London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Health Psychology

This professional training course, equivalent to a PhD, is aimed at applicants who have already completed stage one training in health psychology and who are seeking to become chartered psychologists. 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. The course is recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing the stage two requirements for the Chartered Psychologist status and has been approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a requirement for registration as a registered health psychologist.

Entry requirements

You will be required to have 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. All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS 6.5 with a minimum score of 6 in all components; or TOEFL (old examination) 630; or TOEFL (new examination) 267 or equivalent.

Course modules

The course is structured around the five core competencies and therefore includes research, professional skills, consultancy, teaching and learning and behaviour change interventions. As part of the course, you are required to complete D-Level research training. The doctorate is completed via placement learning, group workshops, peer and one-to-one supervision.

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Professional doctorate Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 years
Professional doctorate Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
Professional doctorate Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
Professional doctorate Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,440 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
Professional doctorate Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
Professional doctorate Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
Professional doctorate Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
Professional doctorate Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
Professional doctorate Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
Professional doctorate Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 3 years
Professional doctorate Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
Professional doctorate Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
Professional doctorate Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
Professional doctorate Full-time January 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 2 years
Professional doctorate Full-time January 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
Professional doctorate Full-time January 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (England) 2 years
Professional doctorate Full-time January 2017 GBP 11,440 per Whole course (International) 2 years
Professional doctorate Full-time January 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
Professional doctorate Full-time January 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
Professional doctorate Full-time January 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
Professional doctorate Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 3 years
Professional doctorate Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
Professional doctorate Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
Professional doctorate Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
Professional doctorate Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
Professional doctorate Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
Professional doctorate Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 years
Professional doctorate Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
Professional doctorate Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
Professional doctorate Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
Professional doctorate Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
Professional doctorate Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
Professional doctorate Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
Professional doctorate Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
Professional doctorate Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
Professional doctorate Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
Professional doctorate Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
Professional doctorate Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 3 years

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
Course Leader
Telephone number: 
020 7133 2782