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What will I learn?

According to the British Psychological Society, the goal of health psychology is to study scientifically the psychological processes of health, illness and health care.

The aim is to apply health psychology to the promotion and maintenance of health, the analysis and improvement of the health care system and health policy formation, the prevention of illness and disability and the enhancement of outcomes of those who are ill or disabled.

Health Psychology as a discipline is the fastest growing field of Psychology in the UK. Given an ageing and obesogenic population, with associated long-term health conditions, the demand for behavioural health and wellbeing interventions (and, therefore, Health Psychologists), is only set to increase.

This programme is intended to equip students with the vital knowledge and skills to become a competent and effective Health Psychologist. The Doctoral programme is designed to meet the BPS accreditation standards for Stage 1 and Stage 2 training in Health Psychology, thus meeting the requirements for Practitioner Psychologist status.

The programme aims to prepare students for accreditation as a Chartered Psychologist by providing training and supervision in five key areas of competency, including research, teaching and training, consultancy, behaviour change interventions and professional skills.

Accreditation

Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council. Students receiving this award are eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC as a Health Psychologist.

Accredited by the British Psychological Society.

Which department am I in?

School of Health and Life Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
£14,500.00 (US$ 15,712) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

Glasgow Caledonian University

City Campus,

Cowcaddens Road,

Glasgow,

Glasgow, City Of,

G4 0BA, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have minimum requirements of 1st class or 2:1 honours degree or a Masters degree in a relevant field. Normally a minimum five years’ work experience in a relevant field will be considered for entry. Academic IELTS should be an average Score of 6, with no element less than 5.5.

For international students

UK honours degree 2:1 (or equivalent) in psychology that meets British Psychological Society (BPS) standards for the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC), plus relevant work experience. IELTS score of 7.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 6.5.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is an award-winning institution based in two vibrant UK cities.

  • Academically outstanding encouraging excellence
  • International student support
  • Innovative, top-class learning facilities
  • City-based campus in desirable location

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