Aston University: Health Psychology (Online)

InstitutionAston University
Department School of Life and Health Sciences
Study type Taught


Study our distance learning British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited MSc Health Psychology course and discover more about how biology, psychology, behaviour, and social factors influence health and illness.

Health psychology investigates how the way we behave influences health, illness and how we care for people living with long-term conditions. Health psychologists use their knowledge of psychology to understand health behaviours and to develop psychological interventions to support behaviour change. They play 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 course 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.


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.

There are staff on the BPS Register of Approved Practitioner Psychologist Supervisors available at Aston to supervise via the BPS Independent Route for the Stage 2 Qualification in Health Psychology. For further details, please see the BPS website.

**Key course benefits**
• Accredited by the British Psychological Society as Stage 1 Professional Training in Health Psychology
• Commended by the BPS for the support provided to students
• Learn from programme staff who are internationally recognised researchers in their fields and work with a number of NHS clinics and other health related organisations


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