How can we understand, intervene and promote health and wellbeing across the course of life? Health psychology works to answer this question, looking towards the interaction of psychological, social and biological factors to understand health and illness.
Luton, United Kingdom
Health psychology moves away from the medicalisation of health and illness. Instead, on this course, you take a more whole-person approach to understanding health and illness, studying social issues and aspects such as obesity, lifestyle and stress. Taught by an academic team actively involved in research in the field, you benefit from their up-to-the-minute knowledge and research skills.
This course forms stage one of the training you need to become a chartered psychologist member of the Division of Health Psychology within the British Psychological Society.
Why choose this course?
Unit Information - What will I learn?
How will I be assessed?
The primary focus is to ensure build upon the core skills developed through successful achievement of the completed Graduate Basis for Chartered Status (via an approved undergraduate degree or conversion postgraduate course) and to move towards the competences required of a Health Psychologist as outlined in the Subject Benchmark statement for Psychology and aims and objectives of a Stage 1 Qualification in Health Psychology as set out by the British Psychological Society (2019). The assessment strategy therefore reflects the academic rigour required for a British Psychological Society accredited MSc degree.
The assessments are designed to test your academic knowledge, oral and written skills, use of literature using primary and secondary sources, critical analysis of ideas, connections made between theory, practice, real life situations and the understanding and application of professional values, to include ethical issues as detailed by the British Psychological Society.
The assessment methods are varied and carefully link theory to practice, examples include case studies, role play consultations, consultancy briefs, designing behaviour change interventions. We also offer a range of assessments that assess student’s communication skills including delivering presentations, delivering behaviour change counselling with many opportunities for feedback and reflection.
To apply for a postgraduate degree (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution.
We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience.
English language requirements
The University accepts the following qualification as satisfying the English Language requirements for entry to a Bachelor or Master's degree.
Please note: some courses may require higher levels of English
To be admitted to the course you are normally required:
The Scholarship scheme for international students enrolling in the academic year 22/23 at one of our UK campuses is as follows: