Top 10 Health Psychology Masters Degree Courses In The UK & Europe

Health Psychology is the study of psychological and behavioural processes in health and illness.

A masters degree in Health Psychology will explore how psychological, behavioural and cultural factors contribute to physical health and illness. It will also enable students to develop essential practical skills and knowledge required for employment or research in this area. Here’s our roundup of 10 of the best Masters Degrees in Health Psychology in the UK and Europe*.

MPhil in Psychology – University of Cambridge

Cost: £8,844 total tuition fees for UK and EU students / £32,352 total tuition fees for international students.
What You Will Study: This course, at the University of Cambridge, is a one year full-time or two year part-time Masters by Research degree. Students can concentrate on any area of Psychology including Health Psychology.

MSc by Research in Experimental Psychology – University of Oxford

Cost: £16,580 total tuition fees for UK and EU students / £54,920 total tuition fees for international students.
What You Will Study: Students take two years studying full time or four years studying part time to complete this Masters by Research. Any area of Psychology can be researched including Health Psychology.

MSc in Health Psychology – University College London

Cost: £10,160 total tuition fees for UK and EU students / £25,900 total tuition fees for international students.
What You Will Study: Modules on this taught masters program include Health Care and Intervention Delivery, and Physical and Mental Health, Stress and Ageing. Students complete the program in one year of full-time study or in two years part time.

Masters in Psychology: Development and Health Psychology – University of Amsterdam

Cost: €2,143 total tuition fees for first time masters students or €14,850 total tuition fees for students who have a Dutch masters degree from the Netherlands and EU / €16,335 total tuition fees for international students.
What You Will Study: This full-time program at the University of Amsterdam is taught in English and takes one year to complete. Modules include topics such as Sex and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Obesity, Stress, and Addiction.

MSc in Health Psychology – King's College London

Cost: £9,990 total cost for UK and EU students / £29,850 total cost for international students.
What You Will Study: Modules ay King’s College London include Psychology and Health Care Delivery, Health Related Behaviours, Cognitions and Emotions, and Psychosocial Factors in Chronic Illness and Disability. Students can only study full time and complete the program in one year.

MSc in Psychology of Mental Health – University of Edinburgh

Cost: £11,300 total tuition fees for UK and EU students / £22,850 total tuition fees for international students.
What You Will Study: This is a conversion course that allows those who do not have an undergraduate degree in Psychology of Mental Health to quickly become proficient in the subject to graduate level. For full-time students, this course takes one year to complete and can take between two and six years for part-time students.

Master of Science in Psychology: Theory and Research – KU Leuven

Cost: €947.20 total tuition fees for all students.
What You Will Study: This is a taught masters program at KU Leuven in Belgium. This masters program has a significant element of research, which can be conducted into any area of Psychology including Health Psychology topics. Students are taught in English, and with full-time study the course takes one year to complete.

Masters in Social and Health Psychology – Utrecht University

Cost: €2,168 total tuition fees for first time masters students from the Netherlands and EU / € 17,280 total tuition fees for international student and for students who have a Dutch Masters degree.
What You Will Study: Students take two years of full-time study to complete this course at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Teaching is in English and modules include Behavioural Regulations in Thought and Cognition and Health Behaviour.

MSc in Health Psychology – University of Manchester

Cost: £9,500 total tuition fees for UK and EU students / £24,000 total tuition fees for international students.
What You Will Study: With full-time study, this course at the University of Manchester is completed in one year, alternatively it takes two years part time. Modules include Mind and Body, Health and Society, and Illness and Healthcare.

MSc in Health and Medical Psychology – Leiden University

Cost: €2,168 total tuition fees for first time Masters students or €14,700 total tuition fees for students who have a Dutch Masters degree from the Netherlands and EU / €18,800 total tuition fees for international students.
What You Will Study: This course at Leiden University looks at how biopsychosocial factors impact on how a person can cope with ill health. Students study full time for one year to complete the course and teaching is conducted in English.

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