MSc Health Psychology (On-campus)

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.

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:

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, our full-time, on-campus Health Psychology MSc 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.

Professional accreditation

This course is fully accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and confers Stage 1 Training to become a Health Psychologist.

In our most recent accreditation by the BPS, both our on campus and online courses received five commendations; including the reflective practice incorporated into the course, the online induction programme and the positive feedback from students.

Course outline

By studying Health Psychology MSc at Aston, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the theory underpinning health psychology. You’ll build your knowledge of advanced research methodology, and the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data to carry out independent work and conduct your own research project in a specialist topic under expert supervision.

Throughout your time on the course, you’ll develop a wide range of skills and a broad knowledge of the subject area, so that on successful graduation you will be able to:

Critically evaluate health psychology theory and its application to multiple settings and different population groups.
Use health psychology evidence to develop and critically evaluate health psychology interventions.
Manage ethical issues across different areas of health psychology practice.
Recognise health inequalities in multicultural contexts and settings and to make recommendations for health psychology research and practice accordingly.

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£15,950 Per Year

International student tuition fee

1 Year


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time