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Health Psychology

There is a significant focus on developing skills that are transferable to a variety of careers and contexts on an international level. The course is designed to improve your understanding in professional areas such as ethics and reflective practice to enhance your employability across a range of health and social care careers. Successful graduates (who already hold a BPS-accredited undergraduate award in Psychology) can progress on to stage two training in Health Psychology in order to attain registration as a practitioner psychologist.

Key Facts



MSc (Hons) Health Psychology


Degree Duration

Two terms :6 months Pre-Master's + 1 year degree


Pathways Available



Start Dates

September 2023

Degree Overview

Health psychology is an expanding area of global employment with opportunities for graduates in hospitals, universities and community-based and local authority organisations. Designed and delivered in collaboration with researchers and practitioners within the field, this course will give you the opportunity to explore the many ways in which psychology can be applied to an understanding of health and illness and to modern healthcare systems.

  • Suitable for recent graduates and experienced professionals looking to enhance their specialist skills and career opportunities
  • The course also benefits from two distinctive strands, especially pertinent to working as a contemporary health psychologist – social and cultural diversity, and inter-professional relationships

Why Study this Degree

Benefit from inter-professional learning and develop a range of transferable skills, alongside individuals from a range of backgrounds

Our experienced academic staff and many of our graduates have presented their innovative research at national and international conferences Enhance your employability across a range of career paths within health and social care

Professionally accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), the course has been commended on the quality of student support, the quality of research methods training, links with local communities and services, and the development of inter-professional skills through short placements

Your Pathways


The Pre Masters Program will prepare you for the UK, EU or US study system, giving you the confidence and skills that you’ll need to go further in your studies. Depending on your academic qualification and English language level and chosen programme, you can study the IIM over one or two terms.

What’s the difference between the one or two terms?
One Term Two Terms
3 months of study Six months of study
Additional academic English and subject-related support

Learn more about Pre-Master’s

De Montfort University

Leicester-based DMU brings the highest standards in
education to an inclusive, international curriculum with
over 170 accredited courses.

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a diverse university boasting of the highest standards in academics, extracurricular activities, sport, study abroad programmes and great career paths.

In 2021, DMU was named the best university in the UK for our careers and employability service, at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards.

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