AECC University College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
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.
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
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!
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|Campus name||AECC University College|
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
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||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
|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
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|