• Health Sciences

Why study at Roehampton

  • The course encourages the development of evidence-based practice in health care
  • You will learn to critically appraise the role of theory and the application of scientific strategies to health issues
  • Roehampton is ranked best modern university in London (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015).
  • We are the most resaerch-intensive modern university in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

This course is designed to provide a bio-psychological perspective on the nature and study of human behaviour and health,with an emphasis on the contemporary developments in the social and biological sciences. The broad spectrum of biological approaches from molecular to evolutionary studies presents a diverse range of theories and methods for the study of human behaviour and health. You develop your research skills through the study of research methods, a research project and contact with active researchers.

More details

This course deals with a wide range of health issues from stress to sleep, and looks at the aetiology and symptomology of what can be complex processes. The course is supported by a strong academic staff team of biological and health scientists. The Department of Life Sciences’ active Health Sciences Research Centre holds regular seminars.

Key areas of study

  • Psychophysiology of health 
  • Health research methods 
  • Studying public health
  • Social, psychological and biological approaches to health and disease.

Research areas

The biological basis of behaviour is an increasingly important aspect of understanding health and illness. Research is central to clinical practice in this area and previous students have done research on subjects ranging from attitudes to medication to insomnia.

Example modules

  • Public Health.
  • Principles of Clinical Neuroscience.
  • Biomedical Practical.

Career options

Careers in the NHS, local authorities,including education departments and social services; NGOs and other charities.




Number of credits

MSc: 180; PGDip: 120; PGCert: 60

Specific entry requirements »

Postgraduate entry requirements »


Life Sciences »


1 year (full-time); 2-4 years (part-time)

Programme start


Tuition fees

£7,200 (2016; full-time UK/EU)
£400 per ten credits (2016; part-time UK/EU)

£13,000 (2016; full-time International)
£725 per ten credits (2016; part-time International)

For further fee information see our UK/EU or International finance pages

Programme outline

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Further information

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