Psychology - Health Psychology - Online

Ulster University - Coleraine

Psychology - Health Psychology - Online

Health Psychology is developing rapidly in the UK and internationally in response to the increase in non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes and obesity. There is growing need for a psychological approach to managing lifestyle choices and healthcare delivery to address the impact on health.

Providing stage one of the professional training in Health Psychology, this course is for graduate students who wish to pursue professional careers in Psychology and its applications to health and illness.

Alongside building your knowledge and skills in Health Psychology, you will further develop independent learning, verbal and written communication skills, time management and research skills.

Many of our graduates pursue a career as a professional psychologist, and many will go on to complete stage two of the training required to become a registered health psychologist. Alternatively, you may opt for a range of careers in health and related disciplines and some may further their studies by completing a PhD.

For further course details please see "Course Web Page" below.

Subjects taught

Bio-Behavioural Mechanisms underlying Health
Individual Perspectives in Health Psychology
Methods and Issues in Research and Practice
Social, Cultural and Family Perspectives in Health Psychology
Context and Perspectives in Health Psychology
Models and Applications in Health Psychology
Dissertation for Health Psychology

Entry requirements

To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University's General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.

These vary depending on the course and are detailed online.

- 2:1 honours degree in Psychology conferring eligibility for GBC membership of the British Psychological Society (OR a national or an international equivalent e.g. PSI).


- An accredited MSc Psychology conversion course with a merit grade or above.

- Applicants will have to provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grades A-C or equivalent).


If English is not your first language this course requires a minimum English level of IELTS (academic) 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5, or equivalent.

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This course is open to international (non-EU) students.

For full entry requirements please see "Course Web Page" below.

Application dates

Your Application
Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink" below).



Enrolment dates

Year of entry: 2020/21

Postgraduate Information Session 26 March 2020
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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters at UK Level 7

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    Full time,Part time

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