|Location||United Kingdom, Surrey|
|Nominal duration||30-48 months|
|Tuition fee||£17,500.00 per year|
Postgraduate diploma (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Non-native speakers of English will normally be required to have IELTS 6.5 or above (or equivalent)
Upper second-class honours degree (65 per cent or above) in psychology (or a related discipline). Students must also:
i) Be a Graduate Member of the BPS or hold the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC)
ii) Hold the BPS Stage 1 Qualification in Health Psychology (e.g. MSc Health Psychology)
Applicants to the programme should be aware of the following conditions of, and considerations for, entry to the programme
Some of the Standards of Proficiency (SOPs) that are required for Health Psychologists will have been acquired through your previous experience and learning. In particular, an understanding of the theories, evidence, and methods underpinning health psychology practice will have been demonstrated during the completion of the Stage 1 (accredited MSc in Health Psychology) qualification. In order to demonstrate that you have achieved these SOPs prior to enrolling on the programme, you are required to supply the course director with a copy of the curriculum from the MSc in Health Psychology you completed and a transcript of your marks for this period of study.
If you are offered a place on the programme, it is a requirement that you will need to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check (enhanced level) prior to enrolment on the programme. Having a criminal record does not necessarily disqualify an applicant from enrolling on the programme, but will need to be discussed with the course director.
If you have a health condition that could influence your progress through the programme, you are strongly encouraged to discuss this with the course director. Having a health condition does not preclude you from registering on the programme and will only be considered from the perspective of whether this condition influences fitness to practice as a trainee in health psychology. In addition, the course director will be able to discuss with you the kind of support that can be offered to facilitate your progress through the programme.
PhD status will be confirmed following a satisfactory probationary period. In their first year or part-time equivalent, all students are expected to pass taught courses and attend seminars relating to research methods, teaching and training, conducting consultancies, behaviour change interventions and ethics and professional skills.