Health Psychology at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS

Course summary

Health psychology investigates how our behaviour influences health, illness, and how we care for people living with long-term conditions. A Health Psychologist uses their knowledge of psychology to understand health behaviours and to develop psychological interventions to support behaviour change. They perform a vital role in a variety of areas such as:

  • Assisting patients with their emotional and psychological needs.
  • Working alongside healthcare professionals to help them establish clear communication and productive relationships with patients.
  • Working with health and social care organisations to develop protocols to engender good health and wellbeing.
  • Developing evidence-based psychological interventions to change health and illness behaviours.
From health inequalities and public health to psychobiology of illness and long term conditions, our full-time, on-campus Health Psychology MSc will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the theories and methods used in underpinning health psychology. This course has been designed to give you an ideal base for a rewarding career in health psychology and related fields. Professional accreditation This course is fully accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and confers Stage 1 Training to become a Health Psychologist.

Assessment method

We utilise a range of assessment methods including essays, reports, reviews and presentations.

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from candidates interested in our course who have the skills and capability to excel. All candidates are considered on an individual basis based on their qualifications, experience, references and motivation. All applicants require: Upper second class honours (2:1) or above Psychology degree that is accredited by the BPS. This ensures that students are eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered (GBC) membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS). Students who are applying from outside the UK, or who do not have a BPS accredited Bachelor’s degree in Psychology must check directly with the BPS to see if they qualify for GBC. More information on international degree requirements can be found on our Aston in your country webpage. Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. English language test requirements may be waived where students’ undergraduate degree was studied in an English speaking country. For more information, please visit our website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9650 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9650 Year 1
Scotland £9650 Year 1
Wales £9650 Year 1
International £20100 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Health Psychology at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS