MSc Health Psychology

University of Derby Online Learning

Program Description

MSc Health Psychology

University of Derby Online Learning

If you have an undergraduate degree in psychology, you can benefit from this flexible online Masters degree, which is your first step in becoming a Health Psychologist. Our online MSc Health Psychology degree covers the theoretical and professional issues in health psychology and provides excellent preparation for many roles within the NHS, as well as for further health psychology stage two training programmes. And since you’ll cover the latest research in this field and undertake your own research, it will also equip you to move onto a career in health psychology research or a PhD and ultimately become a practicing Health Psychologist.

British Psychological Society accreditation

Not only has this online degree been accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), we have also received six commendations from the BPS for:

  • Approachable and friendly staff who are very supportive of students
  • Our sensitivity to cultural diversity
  • Teaching, research and enterprise links and our range of practice developments
  • High regard held of the teaching team by the senior management team
  • Cohesiveness of the programme team

MSc Health Psychology Studies – a non accredited option

An alternative award - MSc Health Psychology Studies - is available if you: do not have a BPS accredited undergraduate degree in Psychology and do not require BPS accreditation do not wish to apply for Chartership with the BPS do not want to practice Health Psychology in the UK have a psychology degree from another country and do not want BPS recognition of this.

Tutors that are experts in practice and research

You'll be taught by our team of chartered, registered and research active psychologists, who have expert knowledge of health psychology theory, practice and research. You won't just be looking at the theoretical side of health psychology therefore; you'll also be exploring the issues faced by today's health psychology professionals. Their comprehensive knowledge and professional experience will really help you learn. And their strong research profile means that you'll be part of a vibrant department at the forefront of developments in health psychology.

Flexible study to fit around your lifestyle

Studying online gives you the flexibility to study at the most convenient time and place for you. Course modules still operate within a fixed semester but you can choose to study during the day, in the evenings or at the weekend rather than having to attend fixed lectures. If you are employed full time or bringing up a family, this flexibility is invaluable.

Last updated January 6, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Online
Start Date
Start date
Feb. 2017
2 - 3 years
Part time
8,550 GBP
Start date Feb. 2017
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Duration 2 - 3 years
Price 8,550 GBP
for UK/EU, £9,900 for overseas