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Msc in Health Psychology

Kaplan - University of Liverpool Online, United Kingdom


Next enrollment cycle

October 2024

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Total Course Fee

USD 25,020

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  • 30 Months
  • Online
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 15% scholarship

Learn how to improve others’ wellbeing through behaviour change interventions. 
This course is also available in Part Time Mode.

  • Start on the pathway towards researching and understanding the psychological, emotional and behavioural aspects of health, physical illness, and wellbeing. 
  • This programme will provide you with the specialist knowledge required to support behavioural changes in those with illness, long-term health conditions or people physically well but wanting to improve their health. 
  • You will critically explore historical and current theories and approaches in health psychology. You will also evaluate theoretical models of health-related behaviours and cognition, appraise evidence of psychological interventions, and explore how socio-cultural factors contribute to health from an individual, community and societal level across the lifespan. 
  • You will gain an awareness of the legal and statutory obligations of health psychologists and the implementation of policy, strategy and legislation in health contexts. You will also build on your research skills and develop the confidence to contribute towards a range of interventions.

Enrollment Cycles

  • October 2024
  • All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you want to discuss your previous qualifications and experience before applying, please contact us now via LiveChat.

Applicants should possess: 

  • A minimum of a 2:1 class degree in psychology, equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree. 
  • All applicants must provide evidence that they have an English language ability equivalent to an IELTS (academic) score of 7.5.
  • If you don’t have an IELTS or equivalent certificate, you can take our free online English test to assess your proficiency. You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree
  • You are required to complete 180 credits to achieve a full Master of Science (MSc)
  • Fundamental Issues in Health Psychology (15 credits)
  • Research Methods I – Quantitative Methods (15 credits)
  • Health Related Behaviour and Cognitions (15 credits) 
  • Research Methods II – Qualitative Methods (15 credits) 
  • Lifespan and Socio-Cultural Perspectives (15 credits) 
  • Health Promotion, Behaviour Change and Interventions (15 credits) 
  • Professional Issues and Skills (15 credits) 
  • Health Psychology and Long-Term Conditions (15 credits) 
  • Empirical Project (60 credits)
  • MSc: £18,000
  • These fees* are fully inclusive of all costs, including all teaching materials, core textbooks, assessments and resits. 
  • Scholarships and discounts 
  • In addition to the Executive Scholarship, you may also be able to benefit from the following scholarships and discounts: 
  • Full payment discount
  • If you choose to pay for your postgraduate programme up-front, we will apply an additional 5% discount to your tuition fee. Executive Scholarships 
  • Executive Scholarships of 15% are available for all Business and Management programmes including the MBA, for enrolments during the 2021/22 academic year.
  • Regional Scholarships 
  • Regional Scholarships of up to 15% are available for international students based overseas in eligible countries 
  • Alumni discount
  • University of Liverpool graduates going on to study an online master’s programme can benefit from a 10% discount on the tuition fees.

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