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MSc Clinical and Health Psychology at The University of Manchester
MSc Clinical and Health Psychology
Understand the psychology of physical and mental health problems, the principles of psychological interventions to change behaviour, and cognition.

MSc Clinical and Health Psychology / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
12 months FT, 24 months PT
Entry requirements

We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second), with evidence of attaining a minimum of an Upper Second in all BSc research units and the dissertation, or overseas equivalent, in psychology. We may accept a degree in which psychology forms a major component.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants

Approximately 25 places

How to apply

If you are funding this course yourself, you can apply by completing our online application form . See the 'Application and selection' section for information on the supporting documents we require with your form, including two academic references and a research proposal.

Applications are assessed at periodic academic review panels. The deadline for the next and final review deadline is to be confirmed. Depending on the number of offers made after the final review panel, we may continue to accept applications, impose a new closing date or place any late applications on a waiting list.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Course overview

MSc Clinical and Health Psychology - Jack Benton

"Although I initially didn't have a clear vision of what I wanted to do after my master's, the high quality of the course, lecturers and university meant that I have got more than I ever hoped for.

"Manchester is my favourite city in the UK and I couldn't recommend/thank the University enough for the platform they've provided me."

Jack Benton / MSc Clinical and Health Psychology graduate and Research Assistant
  • Learn about the psychological factors associated with physical and mental health issues and interventions at individual, group and population level.
  • Study at a university ranked 7th in the UK and in the top 40 in the world for psychology (QS World University Rankings 2017).
  • Undergo advanced training in methodology and analysis techniques used within clinical and health psychology research.
  • Choose from full-time and part-time study options.
  • This is not an accredited Stage 1 qualification. Our MSc in Health Psychology is recognised as a BPS-accredited Stage 1 qualification.

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our  upcoming open days .


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,750
    International students (per annum): £22,000
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,875

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for international students for the course duration at the year of entry).

For general fees information please visit postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1,000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.


All students who enrol on this course may be eligible for a bursary. These will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. For information about this bursary, please contact .

The University of Manchester also as a number of bursaries aimed at removing barriers to master's study for students. Find out if you are eligible.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 306 0270
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health