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Health Psychology, MSc, University of West London

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University of West London

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The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
MScPart-time2 yearsSeptemberGBP 3600GBP 5750

About Health Psychology, MSc - at University of West London

Course summary

This course meets the stage one Health Psychology training requirements developed by the Division of Health Psychology of the British Psychological Society. 
Our graduates are working and/or studying in industry, academia, charitable organisations and the NHS. 
Why choose this course?
The course provides a complete grounding in the theory, themes, professional issues and practical skills central to stage one Health Psychology training. 
The course has established links with health organisations where students gain work experience and carry out research. 
You will also have an opportunity to carry out carry out health psychology research with Swiss Reinsurance Company (generally known as Swiss Re) and the Working Towards Wellbeing (WTW) team. 
Research is jointly supervised by Health Psychologists at WTW, Swiss Re and UWL. Swiss Re is the world's largest insurer.
You can also train with Smokefree Ealing to deliver health promotion events in the community and with Pyramid where they can work on a children's psychosocial intervention.
You will be encouraged to present your work at health psychology conferences. Students who successfully complete the course have fulfilled the stage one training requirements which are a first step towards Chartered Psychologist status and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Health Psychologist. 

Tutor Information
This course is run by the School of Human and Social Sciences to provide you with both the high-quality teaching and the personal attention you need to make the most of your University education.
The staff team within the school are committed to providing an engaging and exciting learning experience in all areas of study, and the level of student support is outstanding. 
The School of Human and Social Sciences teaching staff includes:
Course Leader for MSc Health Psychology Professor Anne Manyande who is a chartered psychologist and a full member of the Division of Health Psychology. She is also an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.
Post-Doctoral Researcher Dr Caroline Lafarge who is a member of the British Psychological Society and the NHS England Clinical Reference Group for Complex Obstetrics.
Career and study progression
Graduates have gone on to varied careers including:
  • Stop Smoking Advisor
  • Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
  • University Lecturer
  • Community Mental
  • Health Worker.
When you have completed this course successfully, you will be eligible to apply for Stage 2 training in Health Psychology, which provides Chartered Health Psychologist status. 
You can also apply for further study at MPhil or PhD level, or apply for further training in other psychology professions.
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More information
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Other options available for MSc Health Psychology

  • Full time - September 2017, Brentford site


Fees for home and EU students

Main fee£3,600

Fees for overseas students

Main fee£5,750Find out if you are a home or overseas student.


A range of loans, bursaries and scholarships are available to help you fund your studies.

Students on some Masters courses may be eligible to apply for a Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards their course and living costs. Find out how to apply for a Postgraduate Loan on GOV.UK

Other loans available to postgraduate students include Professional and Career Development Loans, which also allow you to borrow up to £10,000.  Find out more about Loans on GOV.UK

Additional funding is available to some types of students, such as disabled students. Find out more about funding opportunities

Within the university, we offer a range of scholarships and bursaries including:

  • The William Brake Bursary: a £1,000 award for candidates on undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses
  • The Mollie Clay Scholarship: a £2,500 scholarship awarded to an outstanding student
  • Exclusive alumni discounts: a £2,000 discount on taught postgraduate courses or a 10% discount on research courses, exclusive to students who graduated from the University of West London.

Other scholarships are also available, including awards for specific subjects. Find out more and check your eligibility for the scholarships and bursaries listed above.

Please note fees are paid for each year of study unless otherwise stated. You will be required to re-enrol and pay fees at the beginning of each academic year. Fees may be subject to government regulations on fee increases. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold, or be eligible for, the Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC) of the
British Psychological Society (BPS) with usually an upper second or first class award. Applicants who do not have an upper second award may be considered if they:

- Can demonstrate evidence of practical experience relevant to Health Psychology.

- Have attained an additional qualification relevant to Health Psychology.

- Can show evidence of attainments during their undergraduate degree which indicate particular strengths in Health Psychology.

If you are not eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society, you may wish to apply for a place on our Graduate Diploma in Psychology. The Diploma offers a fast route to eligibility for GBC - the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 7.0 or above, and a minimum of 7.0 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).

In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Please visit to check for local equivalencies.

We offer pre-sessional English language courses if you do not meet these requirements. Find out more about our English Language courses

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