University of Derby

Health Psychology

Our MSc will give you an up-to-date understanding of the role that psychological theory, research and methodology can play in maintaining people's health, preventing disease and promoting wellbeing. This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society; so when you graduate, you will have completed stage one of training, the first step towards Chartered Membership of the Society and registration as a health psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). The British Psychological Society commended us for our innovative assessments, support mechanisms, recognition of the importance of networking skills, and the commitment and enthusiasm of our teaching team. This course combines research-led teaching with an innovative portfolio of assessments to ensure you develop the knowledge and transferable skills necessary for progression. There is also the opportunity to undertake a health psychology relevant placement with strategic partners across Derby City Health. Graduates work in a range of settings including the NHS, industry, local authority, voluntary and academic settings.

Course modules

Modules include: psychology of health and wellbeing; health promotion and behaviour change; psychology of illness; living with long term conditions; advanced psychological research methods in context; professional skills in health psychology; research project in health psychology.

Assessment methods

The programme is assessed via coursework.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 580 per Module (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 12,240 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 580 per Module (Home/EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time January 2018 GBP 580 per Module (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Kedleston Road Campus DE22 1GB East Midlands

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