Health Psychology

University of Bedfordshire

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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The BSc Health Psychology course is one of only two in the country that deals with the impact of psychology on the motivations, thoughts and feelings underpinning human health related behaviours. This specialised, British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited degree focuses on how we can apply the knowledge of psychology to enable us to promote healthier lifestyles e.g. by loosing weight and stopping smoking by exploring ways in which we can facilitate positive health behaviour change. Through understanding the application of health psychology you will also gain skills that can be applied to improving the healthcare system and supporting people to manage chronic health and illness. With a core focus on health psychology this degree also combines core areas of psychology (clinical, social, counselling and biological) with exploration of research into issues such as eating disorders, pain and stress management.

Course details


Year 1; Foundations to Psychology, Introduction to Psychological Research Methods and Data Analysis, Health and Wellbeing Psychology, Psychology in Every Day Life Year 2; Social Processes and Lifespan Development, Biological and Cognitive Psychology, Methods of Research in Psychology, Health Psychology and Public Health Year 3; Health Psychology Research Project, Community Health Psychology, Cultural and Individual Differences, Coaching Psychology, Psychology of Mental Health

Assessment method

Your work will be assessed using a range of different assessment types designed to suit a variety of individual learning styles. Each assessment will provide the opportunity to offer you feedback to help with your development and inform the completion of your future assessments. There will be an opportunity in each year of your study to develop and refine a number of key academic skills, many of which will be transferable to the workplace. These include team-working, report writing, oral presentations, constructing a coherent written arguments, the ability to analyse, synthesise and evaluate complex information from a range of sources, reflective writing and, personal and professional development planning. Besides these there is a range of other assessment types such as: computer-based assessments, portfolios, reflective journals, exams and much more. Support is provided through staff office hours as well as statistics drop-in sessions.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeC841
Institution code B22
Campus nameLuton Campus
Campus codeD

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 80 - 96 points
A level CCE - CCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP - MMM
Access to HE Diploma 80 - 96 UCAS Tariff points
Scottish Higher 80 - 96 UCAS Tariff points

Mathematics GCSE grade C or grade 4 required. Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

Additional entry requirements


Mathematics GCSE grade C or grade 4 required.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £12650 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of Bedfordshire
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Clearing contact details


0300 3300 073

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Additional information

Thursday 15th August - 7am - 8pm Friday 16th August - 8am - 8pm Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th August - 10am - 4pm Monday 19th - Friday 23rd August - 9am - 6pm Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th & Monday 26th August - 10am - 4pm Tuesday 28th - Friday 30th August - 9am - 4.30pm Apply online -

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Health Psychology at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS