University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Health Psychology

Our flexible study programme provides the academic skills and theoretical underpinning for the application of health psychology to a number of different settings and job opportunities. A key component of the course is the advanced research methods module and research project which provides you with the opportunity to research a topic of your choice. The programme emphasises employability skills and there are opportunities to work with registered psychologists specialising in health. You will also get the opportunity to participate in research conferences, peer reviewed publications, grants obtained by the programme team, and to work as a research assistant. The course is accredited by the British Psychological Society to provide stage one training for full membership of the Division of Health Psychology. You will be advised about progression to stage 2 training and how to become a registered psychologist specialising in health, with eligibility to join the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Teaching takes place in our purpose built health psychology suite housing 5 specialist laboratories arranged around a central conference room for teaching, research and discussions. The suite is extensively equipped with a range of innovative health physiology equipment.

Entry requirements

Students should have a minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in psychology (or an equivalent psychology qualification) recognised by the British Pyschological Society (BPS) as conferring GBC. Students with a degree that does not confer GBC, but has a good match of curriculum, and/or with a relevant lower 2nd Class Honours degree, but showing a good final year performance, including a good quality dissertation/research project, will be considered on an individual basis. For students whose 1st language is not english: minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent qualifications.

Course modules

Modules include: Health psychology: core psychobiological issues; health psychology: core psychosocial issues; health psychology: core intervention issues; professional issues in health psychology; measurement issues and outcomes; advanced methods in psychology; advanced health psychology project.

Assessment methods

The course is assessed through a mixture of exams, statistical lab assignments, coursework, and an advanced research dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Home/EU: Standard tuition fee discount applies for UCLan award holders. International students: VC Award and early payment bursary apply.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,950 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 525 per Module (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 525 per Module (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

Key information

Course Enquiries
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01772 892400