University of Surrey

Department of Psychology

MSc Health Psychology

Health Psychology concerns the application of the theories, methods and techniques of psychology to issues of health and illness, including:

  • maintenance of health
  • psychological well being of the physically ill
  • normal and pathological responses to ill-health and stress

If you choose to study in the Department of Psychology at the University of Surrey you will be joining one of the most active and highly regarded research departments in the country specialising in applied and policy oriented research within a strong theoretical context. The international, interdisciplinary, policy and applied strengths of the Department mean that students' theoretical and methodological research puts them at the cutting edge of the discipline.

The MSc in Health Psychology is part of a larger modular programme, thereby providing a flexible teaching and learning structure. The Department of Psychology has a reputation for developing professional and innovative courses reflecting contemporary societal concerns and employment opportunities.


The MSc in Health Psychology is accredited by the British Psychological Society and students need to have graduate basis for registration (GBR) from the British Psychological Society.

The MSc has been designed for those who have graduated with a first degree in psychology and wish to become a Chartered Health Psychologist or who wish to specialise in this important area of psychology. The course can be undertaken within one year (full-time) or two years (part-time).

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