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BSc (Hons) Health Psychology

University of Worcester
3-6 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Worcester
English
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Program description

BSc (Hons) Health Psychology

Health Psychology deals with the impact of psychology on the motivations, thoughts and feelings underpinning human health related behaviours.

At Worcester, this degree focuses on how you can apply the knowledge of psychology to promote healthier lifestyles. You'll explore ways to facilitate positive behaviour change to help people lose weight or stop smoking, for example.

Through understanding the application of health psychology you will also gain skills that can be applied to improving the healthcare system and supporting people to manage chronic health and illness.

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Admission requirements

112 UCAS points (for example, BBC at A Level)

And GCSE English and Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1

  • Introducing Psychology
  • Investigating Psychology
  • Professional Skills and Practice
  • Applied Psychology 1: Performance, Health and Wellbeing

Optional

  • Applied Psychology 2: Forensic and Therapeutic Settings
  • Optional language modules

Year 2

  • Cognitive Neuroscience and Biological Approaches
  • The Individual and the Social World
  • Research Skills in Psychology

Optional

  • Psychology in the Real World
  • Evolution and Human Behaviour
  • Applied Psychological Science
  • Optional language modules

Year 3

  • Psychology Research Project
  • Health Psychology in Practice
  • Evidence-Based Practice

Optional

  • Business Psychology
  • Coaching Psychology
  • Counselling Skills in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Positive Psychology
  • Cyberpsychology
  • Living with Long Term Conditions
  • Social Cognition & Emotion
  • Understanding Trauma & Violence
  • Negotiated Topics in Psychology

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

Students are taught through a combination of different learning and teaching methods. Lectures allow for the presentation and introduction of key topics, including both traditional and contemporary sources, which allow students to begin their learning. This is then supported by seminars that enable the discussion and development of understanding of topics covered in lectures. Subject specific skills are the focus of practical classes and workshops (for example, understanding statistical data analysis).

Tuition fees

UK/EU students

  • Tuition fee for full-time: £9,250 per year.
  • Tuition fees for part-time: £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module, £2,313 per 30-credit module, £3,083 per 40-credit module, £3,469 per 45-credit module and £4,625 per 60 credit module.

International students

  • Tuition fee for full-time: £13,100 per year.

Career opportunities

We support you in developing the skills that will open doors in a range of sectors, including health, business, counselling, forensics, education and sport. Communication, problem solving, critical thinking, team working, and data collection and analysis are just some of the skills that will increase your appeal to employers.

The BSc Heath Psychology program would specifically provide opportunities for careers in: Academia; NHS Physical or Mental Health Care Services; Public Health; leading health initiatives such Diabetes Prevention programs; working in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT); Stop Smoking services; Private Practice.

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University of Worcester

Founded in 1946, the University of Worcester is a public campus based university located in the charming city of Worcester - where lively city culture and idyllic rural beauty combine to offer the best of both worlds. The University of...


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University of Worcester

University of Worcester, Henwick Grove
WR2 6AJ Worcester
United Kingdom

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