2 years
Study mode
Full-time & Part-time
Tuition fee (entire course)
Foreign students
USD 39,457
GBP 28,000
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

City University London’s Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology is the final stage in becoming a Health Psychologist.

The programme aims to provide professional and academic training that will enable trainees to work as a Chartered Health Psychologist in a broad range of settings, including the NHS, charities, industry, government, private practice and academic and research settings, among others. The course provides students with doctoral level skills in health psychology, whilst developing the individual competencies and experience of students within a professional context.

Students will be able to practise competently and confidently in health psychology and produce an original piece of empirical research that contributes to the body knowledge in health psychology.

Entry Requirements

  • BSc Psychology, (minimum 2:1), giving Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBR) with the British Psychological Society (BPS);
  • MSc in Health Psychology accredited by the BPS (minimum 60 or higher on dissertation component);
  • English language: Students whose first language is not English need a minimum of IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6.5 in each subtest);
  • 12 months’ professional experience in research or a health psychology related area is desirable;
  • An arrangement to practice as a Health Psychology Trainee, this can be either paid or voluntary;
  • A workplace contact who is ideally a Chartered Psychologist;
  • A police check (Disclosure and Barring Service (DBR) check previously known as a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check).

English Language Requirements:

  • A first degree from a UK university or from the CNAA.
  • A first degree from an overseas institution recognised by the University as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language, for example, from institutions in Australia, Canada or the USA.
  • GCE O-level/GCSE - grade C or above;
  • CSE - grade C or above;
  • SEB - grade C or above;
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - Pass;
  • IELTS – Overall score of 7 or above and at least 6.5 in each subtest.