Professional Doctorate Health Psychology

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)
Bristol, United Kingdom
Doctoral Degree (PhD)
Study mode
3 years
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Entry Requirements

  • UK honours degree at 2.1 or above;
  • Equivalent international qualification);
  • Graduate Basis for Chartership with the British Psychological Society;
  • MSc Health Psychology to a minimum of merit grade (or equivalent) accredited by the British Psychological Society as providing Stage 1 of the Practitioner Health Psychologist qualification.


The course covers the five areas of competency laid out by the British Psychological Society's Board of Examiners in Health Psychology. These are covered in the following modules:

  • Systematic Review - Here, you learn all you need to know about designing, executing and reporting a Systematic Review.
  • Teaching and Training in Health Psychology - This module helps you to get the most from all appropriate Health Psychology teaching and training packages.
  • Consultancy Skills in Health Psychology - Here, you will develop all the skills necessary to successfully negotiate, undertake, evaluate and report consultancy work.
  • Health Behaviour Change Interventions - In this module, you will learn how to design, assess and formulate health behaviour change interventions. You will also consider how to provide and evaluate them successfully.
  • Professional Skills in Health Psychology - This is designed to help develop your professional Health Psychology skills and you will learn all relevant codes of professional practice, along with how to apply them to your own work.

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