• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

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. However, currently, there are no Health Psychology Doctorates offered in Scotland. 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 Health Psychology programme form Glasgow Caledonian University 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’s accreditation standards for Stage 1 and Stage 2 training in Health Psychology, thus meeting the requirements for Practitioner Psychologist status. 

Career:

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

Accredited by the British Psychological Society.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      Part Time3 - 7 Years

  • Credits
    540 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Person Centered Approaches in Applied Psychology Practice
  • Professional Development in Applied Psychology 
  • Consultancy & Training in Applied Psychology : Health
  • Interventions in Applied Psychology 
  • Analytical Methods
  • Advanced Research in Applied Psychology 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    78

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • 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.
  • Subject to DBS, PVG and/or occupational health checks. If successful in your application, you will be shortlisted and invited for interview.
  • Direct access to year two with an MSc in Health Psychology (BPS accredited) will be considered in line with GCUs Recognition of Prior Learning policy.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • RUK: £7,000

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.

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