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Health Psychology MSc

University of Aberdeen · College of Life Sciences and Medicine

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Course content


This is one of the fastest growing areas of psychology in the UK (British Psychological Society to make a difference to people and populations by improving how people think and behave at individual and group level. (BPS). You study health behaviours, psychological aspects to illness and disability, cognition and emotions, issues influecing health care delivery, professional practice and health psychology in context shadowing health professionals in the NHS.

Topics include:

  • Health behaviours - damaging health protecting behaviours
  • Psychological aspects of illness and disability - impact on all others related to someone who is ill
  • Health related cognition and emotions - understanding the process to explain health and illness behaviours
  • Process in health care delivery - Factors that influence at an organisations level
  • Professional practice - CBT and other methods

Courses include: Health Behaviour and Behaviour Change, Applied Statistics, Research Methods and Practice for Psychology, Health Psychology Research Review, Generic Skills, Illness- Disability and Interactions with Healthcare, Health Professional Behaviour, Stress Personality and Health, Systematic Reviewing


Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • You get a huge variety of methods to help you learn and develop critical academic thinking. You are taught by The School of Psychology which is ranked in the top 20 for research (REF 2014)
  • The Medical School is ranked in the top 10 in the UK and you work with the Health Psychology Group, and a range of health service providers. The programme is BPS accredited.

Quick Facts

  • Start Date – September
  • Delivery – Campus
  • Study Options – Full Time, Part Time
  • View English language requirements from the programme page
  • View entry requirements from the programme page
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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

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