University of South Wales

University of South Wales

Health Psychology

The course allows students to study a branch of psychology that applies psychological theory and research to health and illness related behaviours, beliefs and attitudes.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree that confers graduate basis for chartered membership (GBC, previously known as GBR) with the British psychological society (BPS); this would usually be of class 2.2 or above in psychology; for international applicants, the course requires an English level of IELTS 6.5, or equivalent qualification.

Course modules

Modules include: Contexts and perspectives in health psychology; healthcare in professional settings and applications of health psychology; health-related cognitions and behaviour; stress, health and illness; a lifespan perspective on health; research methods in health psychology; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through examinations, essays, case study analysis, poster presentations and the design of a health promotion campaign.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,000 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Treforest Campus Pontypridd CF37 1DL Wales

Key information

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