18 months
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19700 GBP/year
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About

Study the British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited distance learning Health Psychology (Online) with Aston University, and discover more about how biology, psychology, behaviour, and social factors influence health and illness.

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Overview

Health psychology investigates how the way we behave influences health, illness and how we care for people living with long-term conditions.  

A health psychologist uses their knowledge of psychology to understand health behaviours and to develop psychological interventions to support behaviour change. They perform a vital role in a variety of areas such as:

  • Assisting patients with their emotional and psychological needs
  • Working alongside healthcare professionals to help them establish clear communication and productive relationships with patients
  • Working with health and social care organisations to develop protocols to engender good health and wellbeing

From health inequalities and public health, to psychobiology of illness and long term conditions, Health Psychology (Online) programme with 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:

  • Wellbeing Trainer
  • Public Health Advisor
  • Stop Smoking Advisor
  • Research Assistant
  • Assistant Psychologist.

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.

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

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

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

    19700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19700 GBP per year during 18 months.
  • National

    10350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10350 GBP per year during 18 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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