Develop your ability to improve others’ wellbeing through behaviour change intervention with this part-time, fully online Health PsychologyMSc from the University of Liverpool.
This fully online programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to encourage behavioural change in people with illness, long term health conditions or looking to improve their physical wellbeing. In addition, you will develop advanced research skills, in both quantitative and qualitative methods. You will investigate historical and current theories and approaches within health psychology and explore various theoretical models of health-related behaviours. This will help you to develop the practical skills essential to the work of a health psychologist, including collaborative working, behaviour change, research skills and patient and public engagement skills.
Is this the right course for you?
This programme will introduce you to historical and current theories and approaches within health psychology and various theoretical models of health-related behaviours. You will also develop practical skills essential to the work of a health psychologist, including collaborative working, therapeutic skills, research skills and patient and public engagement skills.
Through this programme, you will:
Learn from active research leaders. Our philosophy is to provide a research-connected student experience combining active learning and authentic assessment. You will be taught by some of the world’s leading academic experts who are passionate about their research activity. The department is part of the Institute of Population Health, and the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences which conducts innovative research in understanding how biology, behaviours, environments, policies, and technologies interact to determine physical and mental health, wellbeing, and life chances.
Immerse yourself in action-based learning. Your study activities are designed to actively engage you in solving real-world problems within their context. This will enable you to integrate new knowledge into your working and social environment.
Prepare for your professional career. Our curriculum content and teaching have been developed with a strong focus on your future employment.
Download a prospectus or visit our website for more details on this programme including module information.
Learn from industry experts
This online master's degree is run by The Department of Psychology at the University of Liverpool, which is one of the UK’s oldest academic psychology departments, having been established in 1947. We are known for our world-class research, which is focused on improving the health, wellbeing, and lives of societies across the globe. Today we are one of the UK’s leading psychology departments.
Enhance your career opportunities
Typically, graduates will pursue careers in health promotion, public health, policy environments or research, teaching and academia. Some graduates will undertake further study in an area of psychology, apply for a PhD, or go on to complete their Stage 2 Qualification in Health Psychology via either the Doctoral Route or the BPS Route.
Download a prospectus for more details on the career support you will receive as a University of Liverpool student.
Learn online anytime, anywhere
Get the University of Liverpool experience wherever you are in the world. This 100% online course features interactive classes and regular contact with staff and fellow students across the globe. Teaching is delivered through our state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), which provides students with access to all resources required for interactive study online. On this platform, you will be encouraged to work collaboratively with classmates and actively read around your topic through our comprehensive library of eBooks and journals.
Assessments are exclusively through online assignments rather than examinations. You will be assessed through a range of activities, including written assignments, discussion forum participation and journal entries.
Love what you've read so far?
Download a prospectus or visit our website for more information on this programme. Alternatively, you can contact one of our admission advisers to get your questions answered.
One of the best ways to see if the programme is right for you is to join one of our regular virtual events where you will be introduced to our range of online programmes, our online learning facilities, and Q&A’s with staff to help you make the best decision about the future of your education.
All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you want to discuss your previous qualifications and experience before applying, you can contact us via LiveChat on our website.
Applicants should possess:
A minimum of a 2:1 class degree in psychology, equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree.
All applicants must provide evidence that they have an English language ability equivalent to an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) (academic) score of 7.0.
If you don’t have an IELTS or equivalent certificate, you can take our free online English test to assess your proficiency. You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, any of these countries.
Payment options and funding
Full tuition fee – £15,300* (2020/2021 academic year)
The tuition fee is fully inclusive of all costs: teaching materials, core textbooks, assessments and resits.
If you live in England, you may be eligible for a postgraduate loan to cover some of the costs of your degree. If you are not eligible for a student loan, you will be offered a simple monthly payment plan to spread the cost of your tuition over the duration of your studies.
You will receive a 5% discount if you choose to pay the full tuition fee upfront.
Scholarships of up to 15% of your tuition fee are available.
For more details speak to the University of Liverpool Online Programmes admission team.
Our tuition fees are the same for all students and there are no hidden costs. We are delighted to offer different tuition fee discounts and scholarships for eligible students.
Read more about fees and scholarships.
*All tuition fees shown are net of any applicable sales tax payable by you in your country of residence. Where we are required to add sales tax at the local statutory rate, this will be added to the tuition fees shown and confirmed during the payment process.