University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Health Psychology

This PhD is for anyone who is interested in the scientific study of psychological processes relevant to health, illness and healthcare. You may be a recent graduate of an MSc Health Psychology (or similar) or a Chartered Psychologist or Registered Health Psychologist. Health psychology is a broad and ever changing branch of psychology and we will consider all well thought out and relevant ideas and topics.

Entry requirements

2.1 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject; English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Course modules

Areas of research include: placebo effect/patient expectations; role of psychological factors in wound healing; role of psychological factors in disease vulnerability or disease progression; role of illness beliefs in chronic illness; role of treatment beliefs in treatment outcomes; psychological and physiological assessment of distress; online behaviour change interventions; online support and social networking in relation to health and illness; e-health and the role of the internet in healthcare; applying psychology to the dental context; role of the internet in dentistry; children's conceptions of dental health and disease; informal carers of individuals living with chronic illness.

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Team
Telephone number: 
0115 951 5559