Health Psychology, M.Sc. | Aston University | Birmingham, United Kingdom
12 months
20100 GBP/year
9650 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Study the British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited Health Psychology at Aston University, Birmingham and discover more about how biology, psychology, behaviour, and social factors influence health and illness.


From health inequalities and public health, to psychobiology of illness and long term conditions, the full-time, on-campus Health Psychology programme at Aston University will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the theory underpinning health psychology. This course has been designed to give you an ideal base for a rewarding career in health psychology and related fields.

Career prospects

Many of our graduates go on to complete further training (Stage 2) to become a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and a Health Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Stage 2 of the training involves developing and demonstrating competences in research, teaching and training, practice and consultancy.

Recent graduates have entered a variety of roles such as:

  • Assistant Psychologist
  • Neuro-enablement Support Worker
  • Public Health Advisor
  • Research Assistant
  • Research Associate
  • Senior Community Support Worker
  • Stop Smoking Advisor
  • Wellbeing Practitioner
  • Wellbeing Trainer

Others have gone on to the Stage 2 Health Psychology Qualification or to PhDs. Following doctoral training, some of our graduates have become HCPC registered Health Psychologists working in consultancy, clinical practice in the NHS, and as academics in universities.

Many have also taken up roles within the NHS to run interventions to improve the health of patients and management of their illness or to evaluate and re-design existing health services.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Research Methods in Health Psychology
  • Health Behaviours and Behaviour Change Interventions
  • Health Inequalities and Public Heath
  • Psychobiology of Illness and Long-term Conditions
  • Research Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20100 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 20100 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9650 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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