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Health Psychology AECC University College Degree level: Undergraduate

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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.

Course details

Modules

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


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 code C841
Institution code A65
Campus name AECC University College
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

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.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points from 3 A-levels (or equivalent)
A level BBB 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 BBBBBB 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


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
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

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,523 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 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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AECC University College
Parkwood Campus
Parkwood Road
Bournemouth
BH5 2DF


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01202 436200

Fax: 01202 436312