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University of Derby: Health Psychology

Institution University of Derby View institution profile
Department Psychology
Telephone 01332 591167
Study type Taught


Apply core psychological knowledge to understanding the experience of health and illness, explaining and changing health related behaviour and improving health related outcomes.

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) so, when you graduate, you will have completed Stage One training in Health Psychology, the first step towards Chartered Membership of the Society and registration as a health psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Successful completion of this course also fulfils stage one of the requirements towards Chartered Membership of the BPS and full membership of the Division of Health Psychology, if you hold Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).

Why study this course?

Learn from highly experienced lecturers at the forefront of psychological and behavioural science research Core focus on health promotion and behaviour change Core focus on long term condition management and psychological intervention Develop professional skills and learn about professional issues in Health Psychology Access to College-wide interprofessional learning programme to enhance your learning with and from other applied professionals You could go on to work across a range of areas including; roles within the NHS, public, private and charity sectors . You'll be taught by our team of research active psychologists, who have expert knowledge of health psychology theory, research and practice. As well as delving into the theoretical underpinnings of health psychology to consider how best to support people to enhance their wellbeing, change their health-related behaviour, and adjust to living with long term conditions you'll also be exploring the issues faced by today's health psychology professionals. Their comprehensive knowledge and professional experience will really help you learn, and their strong research profile means that you'll be part of a vibrant department at the forefront of developments in health psychology.


University of Derby

At the University of Derby, our focus is on industry-relevant, expert teaching to help you prepare for a successful career.

We offer a range of postgraduate courses across a wide variety of subjects; many are accredited by industry bodies. You’ll work with an academic team that has years of industry experience and a passion for applied research. And you’ll be part of a diverse community of students, including many from countries around the world.

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