MSc in Health Psychology


Reference: AEF034

This BPS accredited MSc programme provides Stage 1 of professional training towards Chartered Health Psychology status.

What the scholarship offers:

    • teaching from the Centre for Health and Behaviour Change, the largest core-funded health psychology group in Scotland
    • a critical knowledge of the theoretical basis of health psychology in relation to government health targets
    • experience of the application of health psychology to practice/research in health care – including a short practice placement in an applied health care setting
    • relevant skills and competencies as a basis for professional training in health psychology
    • teaching from a lively and experienced team in a strongly research active psychology department

There are seven compulsory modules:

    • Perspectives in Health Psychology;
    • Applications of Health Psychology, Communication, Systems and Context;
    • Individual, Social and Cultural Differences;
    • Approaches to Illness, Disability and Coping;
    • Qualitative Analysis;
    • Quantitative Analysis;
    • and a Research Project.

The MSc programme is 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time or discontinuous (60 months maximum).

Applicants must have, or be likely to obtain, a Single or Combined upper second class Honours degree in Psychology.  Graduates must have, or have applied for, British Psychological Society (BPS) Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).

Non-Psychologists or those without British Psychological Society (BPS) Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) please see MSc in Psychology Applied to Health.


For more details, please visit the program website


Informal enquiries:

Dr Vivien Swanson, Programme Director


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University of Stirling

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