The BSc Health Psychology course is one of only two in the country that deals with the impact of psychology on the motivations, thoughts and feelings underpinning human health related behaviours.
This specialised, British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited degree focuses on how we can apply the knowledge of psychology to enable us to promote healthier lifestyles e.g. by losing weight and stopping smoking by exploring ways in which we can facilitate positive health behaviour change.
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.
With a core focus on health psychology this degree also combines core areas of psychology (clinical, social, counselling and biological) with exploration of research into issues such as eating disorders, pain and stress management.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
- Learn about health, social, clinical, counselling and biological psychology combined with health-related research conducted by your lecturers
- Study, research and reflect on your chosen area of health psychology
- Develop your understanding of a range of issues, theories, empirical methods and ethical considerations, with a particular focus on health psychology
- Gain from studying with lecturers engaged in leading research in health psychology
- Explore how a range of concepts, theories, empirical methods and ethical considerations in psychology apply in everyday life
- Challenge yourself to achieve your potential for postgraduate study and employment by enhancing your knowledge, skills and self-awareness through the development of skills in teamwork, critical enquiry, analysis, evaluation, reflection and synthesis
- Benefit from studying a BPS accredited course
Typical employment destinations within six months of graduation include as an Education Advisor, Financial Analyst, Housing and Welfare Officer, Primary and Nursery Education Teaching Professional, Psychologist, Special Needs Education Teaching Professional, Sports coach, Therapist, Vocational and Industrial trainer and also a Youth and Community worker.
Our graduates also go on to a range of postgraduate taught and research degrees such as the MSc Health Psychology. Graduates could also act as health trainers, health advisors (e.g. GUM clinics, Smoking cessation clinics) or as a community wellbeing advisor.