Ulster University

Ulster University

Psychology (Health)

This programme was developed to provide flexible, innovative postgraduate training in health psychology. Studying by distance learning allows you to learn around family and work committments at a time that suits you. The course is interactive and provides you with opportunities to engage with the learning materials and your fellow students in online discussions and chat sessions. This course aims to provide you with the knowledge base about how psychological theory is applied to our understanding of health and well-being, interventions used by health psychologists, research methods and professional practice.

Entry requirements

Applicants would normally be expected to have at least an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in psychology conferring eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered (GBC) membership of the British Psychological Society (or National/international Equivalent e.g. PSI). Students will not normally be required to attend an interview. Selection will be based upon academic qualifications, relevant experience, personal statement in application form, as well as the University's policy on graduate recruitment.

Course modules

Modules: Context and perspectives in health psychology; methods and issues in research and practice; models and applications in health psychology; social, cultural and family perspectives on health psychology. Plus (Master's only): Dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning September 2016 - 1 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Coleraine Campus Coleraine BT52 1SA Northern Ireland

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Life and Health Sciences
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028 7012 4159