Aston University: Health Psychology (Online)

InstitutionAston University View institution profile
Department School of Life and Health Sciences
Telephone 0121 204 4810
Study type Taught


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, online 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.

Distance learning

This course is delivered fully online via distance learning, and has been designed to allow you to fit your work and life commitments around your studies, wherever in the world you may be. You’ll have between 18 months and three years to complete the programme, depending on your chosen speed of study.

All teaching and learning materials are available online via Blackboard, our virtual learning environment. You’ll have access to teaching staff and tutors throughout and in addition, the Aston library provides a wide range of online services.


Aston University

Aston University is a stimulating and enjoyable place to study. We pride ourselves on providing a modern, supportive and multicultural environment and are committed to giving you the opportunity to achieve your full potential. You will learn in a friendly and diverse community in the centre of Birmingham, a vibrant and multicultural city in the heart of the UK.

You will be taught by both academic experts and practitioners who bring a wealth of real world experience into the classroom. There is an emphasis on learning by doing, to ensure that you gain practical experience by applying …

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