Health Psychology focuses on how psychological, social and biological factors combine to influence health and illness. A degree in health psychology offers a strong foundation to become a qualified health practitioner, and offers the potential to become a qualified Health Psychologist. The course focuses on the impact that psychology can have on the motivations, thoughts and feelings that underpinning human health related behaviours. The course will also develop expertise in promoting healthier lifestyles (e.g., by losing weight, increasing physical activity, and stopping smoking) by exploring ways in which we can facilitate positive health behaviour change underpinned by psychological interventions. A key aspect of this course is the opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience. Students will have the opportunity to gain health psychology experience on campus and will also have access to a range of exciting opportunities, including completion of specialist short courses, professional certificates and work placements.
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
AECC University College
Year 1 - Introduction to Psychology Research Methods, Quantitative Research Methods, Applying Psychology, Conceptual and Historical Perspectives, Introduction to Learning, Psychology of Exercise, Health and Sport.
Year 2 - Advanced Research Methods, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Biological Psychology, Health and Exercise Psychology.
Year 3 - Dissertation, Individual Differences, Behaviour Change and Public Health
Optional Units - Health Technology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Educational Psychology, Advanced Developmental Psychology, Occupational Psychology, Cognition and Emotion, Rehabilitating the Brain, Clinical Psychology, Positive Psychology
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||AECC University College|
This means the year in which you would like to start the course.
‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.
‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.
You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.
The following entry points are available for this course:
To meet the minimum English Language requirements of the programme, applicants will need to achieve an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each section.
|UCAS Tariff||120 points||from 3 A-levels (or equivalent)|
|A level||B B B||to include Psychology. General Studies will not be considered.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||in a relevant subject|
|Access to HE Diploma||Grades will need to total 120 UCAS points or above in a relevant subject|
|Scottish Higher||B B B B B B||to include Psychology|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||to include Psychology to Higher Level|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H3, H3, H3, H3||to include Psychology|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||with no less than 5.5 in each section|
|TOEFL (iBT)||79.0||with minimum scores of 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking|
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|