Doctorate On Campus

Health Psychology

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)

36 months
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For individuals working in a health setting, this Health Psychology course provides the knowledge and skills to develop careers and become a Chartered Psychologist. You will come to University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) for around 12 Doctorate Training Days and supervision meetings each year over three years, while working in your existing role as you carry out your research.  


The BPS accreditation team commends this Health Psychology course from University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) based on:

  • the high level of student satisfaction and the resources and facilities that support their training 
  • the high level of support the academic team provides, and their accessibility and approachability
  • the strong research experience and wide-ranging expertise of the programme team, and its commitment and enthusiasm to the course
  • the forward-looking nature of the course, including the commitment to its continual development
  • the programme team's responsiveness to feedback from students, employers and professional bodies
  • the diversity of the assessment methods and our commitment to developing new ones.
  • the emphasis on integrating theory and practice at every stage.

Careers / Further study

Once you have completed the course you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council to become an accredited practitioner, and for full membership of the British Psychological Society.

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Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Systematic Review
  • Teaching and Training in Health Psychology
  • Consultancy Skills in Health Psychology  
  • Health Behaviour Change Interventions 
  • Professional Skills in Health Psychology

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • There are no specific deadlines, but the sooner you apply, the less likely you are to miss out.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UK honours degree at 2.1 or above (or equivalent international qualification)
  • Graduate Basis for Chartership with the British Psychological Society
  • MSc Health Psychology to a minimum of merit grade (or equivalent) accredited by the British Psychological Society as providing Stage 1 of the Practitioner Health Psychologist qualification
  • A health-related job role (paid or voluntary) on applying, in which you can fulfil the majority of the Stage 2 competencies in Health Psychology. 

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Bristol

750 - 1260 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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