Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Health Psychology

This course has been designed to give students the knowledge, skills, values and academic approach to improve their work and study in health psychology; students learn to: critically evaluate and apply different approaches to psychological health-related issues; develop advanced skills in research methods; apply problem-solving strategies to complex professional scenarios; critically reflect on their practice, planning and personal development; students use their work or voluntary experience from within a health-related setting to aid their training, for example work-based reflection is part of the continuing personal development; successfully completing this course allows students to progress onto Stage 2 of the British Psychological Society (BPS) qualification in health psychology or a BPS-accredited doctoral programme in health psychology; successfully completing Stage 2 confers eligibility to apply to the Health Professions Council for registration as a health psychologist.

Entry requirements

Normally either a BSc or BA psychology giving Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS) with a 2.1 or above, or GBC by an alternative route, for example by examination, or by BPS acceptance of an overseas psychology degree; if English is not the student�s 1st language they typically need an IELTS 7.0 score with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: applications and practice of health psychology; healthcare contexts: work-based reflection; health cognitions and behaviour; health cognitions and behaviour; individual differences in health and illness; lifespan, gender and cross-cultural perspectives on health and illness; lifespan, gender and cross-cultural perspectives on health and illness; perspectives, contexts and issues in health research and practice; psychobiological determinants of health; research methods and measurement issues in health psychology; health psychology research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods: essays, short answers, research reports, group projects, ongoing reflection by personal development portfolio, research project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,200 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,100 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Collegiate Crescent Campus Sheffield S10 2BP Yorkshire and the Humber

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