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Health Psychology, Doctorate

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
The Health Psychology programme at Staffordshire University offers a unique opportunity to experience and develop your professional skills in Health Psychology, under the guidance of highly qualified and committed staff.
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Overview

Health psychology is the study of psychological processes and their application to health, illness and healthcare. Through this course, you’ll develop competence in professional skills, as well as research, psychological interventions, teaching, and consultancy.

The qualification will provide a guarantee for employers that you’re competent in core aspects of health psychology and professional practice.

Staffordshire University has a thriving Health Psychology research culture, focused in the Staffordshire Centre for Psychological Research, with an excellent national and international reputation.

Career opportunities

This Health Psychology programme at Staffordshire University is built around you gaining practical experience as you work towards your competencies.

  • You’ll be working in a health psychology-related field through the placement you organise prior to commencing your Stage 2 studies. As such, you gain valuable experience in all elements of health psychology work, and you evidence this experience in a portfolio.
  • In addition, we involve the Careers Service in our programme (you can arrange with them to have further input on CV development and interview skills).
  • You’ll also have opportunities to see other health psychologists present their work (including our own graduates), either as guest lecturers or as part of the speaker programme organised by the school.
  • If you choose to take advantage of the extra events that we organise (such as journal club and psychology in the pub), you’ll have the opportunity to hone your critical skills and expand your network.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Research Methods in Health Psychology
  • Consultancy Skills in Health Psychology
  • Placement Learning
  • Professional Competence In Health Psychology
  • Psychological Interventions
  • Teaching in Health Psychology

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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.

General Requirements

You’ll need:

  • An honours degree recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as offering Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership
  • To have completed BPS Stage 1 training in Health Psychology. That is either a BPS-accredited MSc in Health Psychology with a grade of merit (or 60% average) or above, or the BPS Stage 1 qualification in Health Psychology with a grade of 60% or more
  • To have an approved placement
  • A DBS check
  • If you’re shortlisted, you’ll be interviewed before being admitted on to the course. In this interview you’ll need to put forward a suitable idea for an empirical study which links in with current staff research interests.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Stoke-on-Trent

  • 550 - 850 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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