Health Psychology DPsych

City, University of London
United Kingdom
Doctoral Degree (PhD)
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
2 years
Tuition fee (local)
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Tuition fee (foreign)
USD 36,960

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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.


City, University of London’s Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology will develop trainees’ practical skills and ability to integrate theory into practice. The training aims to develop candidates into independent and self-critical learners. The trainee will learn to become capable of supporting the learning of others, leading and working effectively in groups, using a wide range of learning resources, undertaking innovative research tasks, communicating complex or contentious information clearly and effectively to specialists and non-specialists and acting as an effective consultant.

At the end of the training, the trainee will be able to work independently and ethically in all of the registered health psychologist core competencies and continue with their own professional development.

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