• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

The Health Psychology programme from University of Surrey  is offered through our Health Psychology Research Group, who are involved in a broad spectrum of research covering chronic illnesses such as obesity, diabetes, cancer and heart disease; health behaviours including eating behaviour, smoking and exercise; help seeking with a focus on risk perception and symptom perception; the impact of surgery; and illness cognitions including illness identity, risk and treatment expectancies. 

Key facts:

You’ll be assigned two PhD supervisors, who you’ll meet with at least once a month, and will also be supervised by our Stage 2 Health Psychology course convenor. Your supervisors will guide you through your PhD. They’ll help you discuss your research ideas, develop a research plan, consider your theory and methods and discuss how to analyse your work. Your supervisors will also be able to read and comment on drafts of your work.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 96 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Research themes
  • Chronic illness (eg. obesity, diabetes, cancer, CHD)
  • Health behaviours (eg. eating, smoking, exercise)
  • Help seeking (eg. risk perception, symptom perception)
  • Illness cognitions (eg. risk, identity and expectancies).

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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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

Applicants are expected to hold a upper second-class honours degree (65 per cent or above) in psychology (or a related discipline).

Students must also:

  • be a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) or hold the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC)
  • hold the BPS Stage 1 Qualification in Health Psychology (e.g. MSc Health Psychology).
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      21400 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 21400 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • EU/EEA

      5050 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 5050 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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    Part time:

    • EU/EEA £2,525
    • NON-EU/EEA £10,700

    Living costs for Guildford

    • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
      Living Costs

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

    Funding

    A Postgraduate Doctoral Loan can help with course fees and living costs while you study a postgraduate doctoral course. 

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