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  Health Psychology MSc

Aston University    College of Health and Life Sciences

Full time See Course MSc 1 year full-time
Psychology (31)

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Embark on a transformative journey with the Health Psychology MSc programme at Aston University, Birmingham. Accredited by the British Psychological Society, this course delves into the intricate relationship between biology, psychology, behaviour, and health outcomes. Through a comprehensive curriculum, you will explore diverse modules such as Advanced Research Methods, Health Behaviours, and Psychobiology of Illness. By critically evaluating health psychology theories and interventions, you will be equipped to address health inequalities and ethical issues in multicultural settings. The programme's emphasis on practical skills and independent research projects ensures a holistic learning experience. To qualify, a 2:1 or higher in a BPS-accredited Psychology degree is required. Aston University's top-notch research facilities and esteemed faculty guarantee a supportive environment for your academic growth. Prepare for a fulfilling career as a Health Psychologist with this esteemed MSc programme.

About the course

Study our British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited Health Psychology MSc at Aston University, Birmingham and discover more about how biology, psychology, behaviour, and social factors influence health and illness.

Location: Aston University, Birmingham

Course outline and modules

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:

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Entry 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.

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Where will I study?

Where is Aston University


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Student Profile

Magda Skubera

Graduated in 2021

"The staff are very supportive and are always happy to help. We were taught a range of transferrable skills for roles in the academic field as well as clinical. The lectures were engaging and incorporated real-life examples that we were able to understand how skills and theory are used in practice."


What is the eligibility criteria?

Be a national from India or an African country
Hold a 2:1 degree or equivalent in a relevant subject for the course you are applying for
Provide a strong personal statement when submitting your course application
Be a self-funded student

Value of Scholarship(s)



These scholarships are supported by the Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust who are dedicated to improving educational opportunities for students who would not otherwise be able to consider studying in the UK. This scholarship is exclusively available to students from Africa and India

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