Taught course

Health Psychology (online)

Aston University · College of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

  • Applicants with a good honours degree in Psychology, normally 2.1 or above, that confers eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS will be considered. Please visit Aston University's website for more infomation.

Months of entry


Course content

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 final research project in a relevant specialist topic of your choosing.

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 it to multiple settings and different population groups.
  • Use health psychology evidence to develop and critically evaluate health psychology interventions.
  • Identify and manage ethical issues in all areas of health psychology practice.
  • Recognise health inequalities in multicultural contexts and settings and to make recommendations for health psychology research and practice accordingly.

Core modules:

  • Advanced Research Methods in Health Psychology
  • Health Behaviours and Behaviour Change Interventions
  • Health Inequalities and Public Heath
  • Psychobiology of Illness and Long-term Conditions
  • Research Project

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Find out more about our English language requirements.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    18-36 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    18-36 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    18-36 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

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