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BSc (Hons) Health Psychology

Please note: This course is no longer available on UCAS, you will need to apply for the BSc (Hons) Psychology and then during your studies choose Health Psychology as an optional unit.

Course overview

Please note: This BSc (Hons) Health Psychology course is no longer on UCAS and will be removed from the website on the 30th November after our next Open Day, to assist communications with potential applicants attending. Following applicant feedback we have combined this course and BSc (Hons) Councelling Psychology into BSc (Hons) Psychology course, so you can choose one course, and then choose optional units allowing a greater focus on health psychology, counselling psychology or broader psychology. This allows you to tailor the course in line with interests. For more details on this change please read: Personalising your degree

Positively impact public health with an understanding of factors both influencing and determining human behaviour, and the elements that form healthy and unhealthy thoughts and actions.

Our BSc (Hons) Health Psychology degree offers a strong foundation to become a qualified health practitioner, and the potential to progress towards a qualification as a Health Psychologist. From the outset you will focus on psychological, social and biological factors that combine to influence health and illness. Discover the impact that psychology can have on the motivations, thoughts and feelings that underpin human health related behaviours and prepare yourself for a rewarding career in making a difference. Our experienced tutors will develop your expertise in promoting healthier lifestyles, including weight loss, increasing physical activity, and stopping smoking, by exploring ways in which you can facilitate positive health behaviour change supported by psychological interventions.

A key aspect of your learning will be the opportunity to develop hands-on experience, and to observe real-world practice. Using our state-of-the-art facilities and proposed on-site psychological clinical services, and Physical Activity Referral Centre, you will gain an authentic insight into the world of applied psychology. Our carefully designed course balances practical opportunity and skill development which will give you an advantage in the employment market.

Careers and Opportunities

On graduating from this course, you can expect an incredibly diverse range of employment opportunities. Health Psychology graduates can expect to gain employment in the broader health fitness industry in a range of people-focused occupations. Professions include but are not limited to:

  • Practitioner psychologist
  • Health psychologist
  • Behaviour change specialist
  • Public health advisor
  • Advice worker
  • Counsellor
  • Human resource officer
  • Market researcher
  • Teaching (further education or higher education)
  • Researcher

The BSc (Hons) Health Psychology course follows the curriculum recommended by the British Psychological Society (BPS) developing core knowledge, skills and expertise that are required to underpin a career in psychology.

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Key Information

Course title:
Health Psychology
BSc (Hons)
3 years
Study mode:
Typical offer:
UCAS Tariff points 120
AECC University College

Course leader

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Zöe Wimshurst

BSc MSc PhD CPsychol – Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Zöe recently joined AECC as a Senior Lecturer in the newly formed School of Psychology, Sport and Physical Activity. She is a Chartered Psychologist specialising in visual performance in elite athletes – and area in which she has been working for over a decade.

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Course details

The BSc (Hons) Health Psychology course is delivered through a range of lectures, seminars, tutorials and demonstrations, alongside supervised workshops, project supervision, practical classes, guided independent study, work-based learning, small group learning, guest lectures, role-play activities and case study analysis.

You will learn through a variety of teaching styles with a balanced approach to the developmental and judgemental aspects of assessment to promote a deeper learning. You will make the most of our on-site laboratory testing facilities, with more traditional coursework, essays, presentations, group work, and practical skills assessments.

With access to our Virtual Learning Environment, your education will be interactive and varied. Through quizzes, video tutorials, seminar notes and more you will be able to study whenever, and wherever suits you alongside your core teaching.


How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through a combination of:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework
  • Practical Assessment and Presentation
  • Portfolio

Unit breakdown

"Positively impact public health with an understanding of human behaviour"

Course Fees

2020/21 Fees

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man Students - £9,250.00 per annum

International students - £14,523.00 per annum

Please note: These fees are annual and may increase in line with inflation each year subject to the Governments review of Higher Education Funding.

Additional course costs

Your tuition fees will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of your course.  There are additional course related costs are not included in the tuition fees. So you will need to budget for them when you plan your spending.  

For further fees guidance for all students at AECC University College whether full time or part time please refer to our Tuition fees policy.


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Note: For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS). AECC University College is registered with the OfS. You can view the register here and search for our AECC University College.

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