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Health Psychology

As one of the first universities in the UK to train health psychologists, our MSc Health Psychology programme offer a recognised and established pathway to practice.

Health psychology explores the psychological and behavioural processes that influence the development of illness, the promotion of health, and the delivery of healthcare through rigorous research which feeds into evidence-based practice.

City’s Health Psychology programmes are delivered by academic and research staff who are at the forefront of the profession. Our academic team has one of the largest numbers of Chartered Health Psychologists in the UK, as well as health psychology researchers and PhD students. Our teaching promotes the scientist-practitioner model in which research influences how we practice, while allowing our experiences in practice to shape the research questions we ask.

Both programmes are accredited by The British Psychological Society (BPS), allowing successful graduates from the MSc to complete stage 1 of the BPS standard training to become a fully recognised health psychologist.

Courses and study


The School of Health Sciences delivers world-leading healthcare research that impacts policy, service delivery and practice. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) 82% of our research activity was rated as either ‘World Class’ or ‘Internationally Excellence’. Many academic staff from the School are research active and are recognised in both the UK and overseas for their contributions to the healthcare sector.


The School of Health Sciences has two main locations, Myddelton Street where all academic and support staff are based; this is also where the Student Helpdesk can be found and at City's main campus Northampton Square. The School’s specialist teaching facility the Clinical Skills Centre is based within The Tait Building in Northampton Square, this is where the majority of teaching takes place.

Many of our courses include placement modules with students gaining clinical experience at some of London’s leading hospitals including Bart’s Health NHS Trust, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the East London NHS Foundation Trust and Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Locations are illustrated on the map below.

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