Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Health Psychology

The programme provides the 1st stage of practitioner training necessary to gain British Psychological Society (BPS) accreditation as a chartered health psychologist; it equips students with a solid knowledge base, core practitioner skills, and research techniques that effectively prepare for progression to chartered health psychologist status and a subsequent career in health psychology; the programme content comprises 1st hand experience, contemporary research findings and a comprehensive network of experts in the field.

Entry requirements

A 1st or Upper 2nd Class degree in psychology, or equivalent, that provides the graduate basis for chartership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS); all applicants who completed their 1st degree outside the UK are required to apply to the BPS for consideration of GBC or GBR; applicants whose 1st language is not English require TOEFL 570, IELTS 6.5, or equivalent.

Course modules

Qualitative and quantitative methods; professional skills; health psychology in theory and practice; lifespan, individual and cultural perspectives on health psychology; psychosomatic pathways to health and illness; systems approaches to understanding health and disease; thesis journal.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time - 2 years
MSc Full-time - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST North East

Key information

Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0191 227 4444