University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Health Psychology

This programme will equip you with a sound knowledge of theories and practical issues relevant to health psychology. You will consider the psychological and physiological responses of the individual to ill health, as well as the social and community contexts of health-related behaviours and healthcare systems. The programme will equip you with a sound knowledge of theories and practical issues relevant to health psychology, in addition to a solid understanding of quantitative and qualitative approaches to research. The programme, which is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), provides the academic component (Stage One) on the route towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

Entry requirements

MSc: Normally a minimum of a 2:1 or 2:2 honours degree in psychology from a UK university (or equivalent overseas qualification). Alternatively, a postgraduate conversion diploma in psychology following completion of another degree subject may also be considered. English language requirements: IELTS Academic: 7.0 overall, 6.5 in each component (or equivalent). For current entry requirements, please visit our website. The link is under Course contact details.

Course modules

Example module listing: Conducting health psychology research; chronic conditions; psychological aspects of health care; maintaining health throughout the lifespan; dissertation; qualitative research methods; quantitative research methods; preparation for academic research in psychology; aspects of experimental psychology; crafting research: linking theory and methods; ergonomics and human factors; inquiry and design; psychological neuroscience: psychophysics and fMRI; cognitive behavioural therapy for health psychology; psychology of sustainable development.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 7,900 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 19,800 per Year 1 (International) 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 9,900 per Year 1 (International) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 4,000 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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