University of Stirling

University of Stirling

Health Psychology

Although people live longer and are currently �healthier� in many ways than before, this has not led to a sense of improved health or wellbeing for all members of society. Health Psychology aims to improve wellbeing by applying psychological theories, methods and research to the promotion of health, prevention and treatment of illness and disability, analysis and improvement of the health care system and health policy formation. A small number of NHS-funded bursaries are available to cover tuition fees and other expenses.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2.1 Honours degree in Psychology or related subject (qualification must be recognised by British Psychological Society giving Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership).

Course modules

Semester 1: Perspectives in health psychology; applications of health psychology: communication, systems and context; quantitative analysis; individual, social and cultural differences. Semester 2: Qualitative analysis; individual, social and cultural differences; approaches to illness, disability and coping; research project (MSc only).

Assessment methods

Students need to complete and pass the seven modules above to be awarded the MSc Health Psychology. Assessment is by formal exams and coursework (including oral presentations, essays, group work and critical reviews of research).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 12,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 4,750 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,750 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 12,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Stirling Campus Stirling FK9 4LA Scotland

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