UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Health Psychology

This course aims to equip students to apply the scientific and theoretical principles and ideas of health psychology using a scholarly and critical approach, and to develop the practical skills and knowledge required for employment or research in the field.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd class Honours degree in psychology from a UK university, or overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. A lower 2nd Class UK Honours degree or equivalent may be accepted with evidence of further study or relevant work experience. Applicants must have Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS) if they want to pursue a career as a Chartered Health Psychologist in the UK.

Course modules

Core modules: effective research practice; quantitative and qualitative research methods 1; quantitative and qualitative research methods 2; health-related behaviours and cognitions; individual, social and cultural perspectives in health psychology; stress, mental health and ageing; chronic illness from the health psychology perspective; health care and intervention delivery.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, class exercises, project work, training workshops, journal clubs and hands-on computer-based teaching on statistical analysis techniques. Assessment is through coursework (including critical reviews, essays), one unseen examination and the research project. Students are also offered a short work placement.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,020 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 23,020 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,510 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 11,460 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Admissions Officer
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020 7679 5683