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.
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 Health Psychology programme from Glasgow Caledonian University 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.
- Professional Development in Applied Psychology
- Applied Psychology Practice (Skills)
- Applied Psychology Practice (Theory)
- Consultancy and Training in Applied Psychology: Health; Analytical Methods
- Interventions in Applied Psychology
- Advanced Research in Applied Psychology
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesPsychology Health Sciences View 185 other PhDs in Health Sciences in United Kingdom
- All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.
- 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. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview.
- Entry with an existing MSc in Health Psychology (BPS accredited) will make you eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning for up to 50% of year one.
International13500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13500 GBP per year during 36 months.
National7000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7000 GBP per year during 36 months.
- RUK: £7,000
Living costs for Glasgow
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