PhD Health Psychology

On our Health Psychology PhD, you'll train in advanced and innovative research methods to prepare for your career and develop your consultancy skills by completing a work placement.

Key course information

Entry requirements
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Start date
January 2025
4 years
UK fees
To be confirmed
Overseas fees
Subject area

Why choose this

  • Contribute to a rapidly evolving area of practice and research that is becoming increasingly relevant to modern society.
  • Benefit from our expertise in qualitative and quantitative methodologies (using subjective measures, objective measures and biological assessments of health).
  • Conduct research in our multimillion-pound facilities.
  • Upon successful completion of this PhD, gain the Stage 2 requirements needed to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to work with patients as a practitioner psychologist (health psychologist).
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Of our psychology research graduates are in employment or further education (Graduate Outcomes 2024, HESA)

Top 20 for research outputs

The University of Surrey is ranked in the top 20 for the quality of our research outputs (REF 2021)

33rd for overall research quality

The University's overall research quality ranking has risen by 12 places to 33rd in the UK (REF 2021)

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