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MSc Health Psychology (online)

Course Description

The MSc in Health Psychology (online) is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as Stage 1 training toward becoming a Chartered Psychologist. The course is studied online with no requirement to come onto campus.

The programme follows the BPS curriculum for professional training in health psychology. There are seven compulsory modules involving a range of teaching methods. Students are expected to carry out a research project under supervision in a specific area of health psychology.
• Qualitative Research Methodology
• Quantitative Methods and Advanced Statistics
• Health Behaviours
• Health Inequalities across the lifespan
• Illness Processes and Behaviour
• Professional Issues and Applications
• Research Project

After studying this course students can apply for posts as a research assistant or assistant psychologist working in a range of chronic health or health promotion fields. They could also go onto further training (Stage II) to become a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and a registered health psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Visit the MSc Health Psychology (online) page on the Aston University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants with a good honours degree of 2.1 or above that confers eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS will be considered (applicants with a high 2.2 and good references may be invited for interview). 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 required to apply to the BPS for recognition of their degree and confirmation of eligibility of GBC. International students whose first language is not English will be required to take an approved English test.

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