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Course starts September 2020

BSc (Hons) Health Psychology

Enquire now for 2020 entry. Come along to one of our open days or send your enquiry to our admissions team on the form below.

Course overview

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
UCAS Code:
C841
Qualification:
BSc (Hons)
Duration:
3 years
Study mode:
Full-time
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.

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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"

Entry Requirements

How do I apply for 2020 entry?

If you want to start this course in 2020, you will need to apply via UCAS. Please visit UCAS and use institution code A65 and the course code C841.

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If you’re applying from the UK or Ireland

Essential for entry

Please note that applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A*-C including Maths and English, or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above) to be considered for the programme.

A-levels

BBB or above to include Psychology (or acceptable equivalent). General Studies will not be considered.

BTEC Extended Diploma

Distinction Merit Merit or above in a relevant Extended Diploma for example; Applied Psychology.

Access to HE Diploma

A total of 120 UCAS points in a relevant Access to HE Diploma for example; Psychology.

International Baccalaureate

Overall grade of 32 points or higher to include Psychology (or acceptable equivalent) at Higher Level.

Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers

BBBBB or above in 5 Higher/Advanced Higher subjects to include Psychology (or acceptable equivalent).

Irish Leaving Certificate

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3 from 5 subjects at Higher Level to include Psychology (or acceptable equivalent). 

If you have undertaken a qualification that’s not listed, it may still be considered. Talk to Admissions by completing the form below or call us on 01202 436200 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have. 

If you’re applying from outside of the UK

For those of you coming from outside the UK, take a look at our Psychology International Entry Requirements Page.

If you currently live outside the EEA (European Economic Area) you’ll need a tier-4 student visa to study here in the UK. The UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) provides country specific information on their website - check it out here.

For more information about our admissions policies and procedures, including our Admissions Complaints and Appeals Policy, please click here

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