Health Psychology

Aston University

M.Sc. Online
18 months
6600 GBP/year
6600 GBP/year
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This Health Psychology  course offered at the Aston University  is for you if you wish to take one of the UK's only Distance Learning MSc programmes in Health Psychology that has BPS accreditation. 


In the most recent accreditation the online and campus-based courses received commendations, including the reflective practice incorporated into the course, the online induction Psychology  course offered at the Aston University and the positive feedback from students.

This Health Psychology  course offered at the Aston University is fully accredited by the British psychological Society (BPS) and allows you to study online at a pace that suits you, with no need to come onto campus.

Your future career opportunities

This course will prepare you for membership of the BPS Division of Health Psychology and towards further training and employment in health psychology. 

After studying this course, you can apply for posts as a research assistant or assistant psychologist working in a range of chronic health or health promotion fields. Many graduates go on to complete further training (Stage 2) to become a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and a registered health psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council. Stage 2 of the training involves developing and demonstrating competences in research, teaching and training, practice and consultancy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants with a good honours degree in Psychology, normally 2.1 or above, which confers eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS will be considered.
  • Students who have a Psychology degree with an equivalent grade of a 2.1 or above from a non UK institution but do not have GBC will be advised to apply to the BPS for recognition of their degree and confirmation of eligibility of GBC. This will be a requirement of securing their place on the course.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Find out more about our English language requirements. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9900 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9900 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • UK/EU students: £550 per 10 credits
  • International students: £550 per 10 credits


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