36 months
13400 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Health Psychology programme of University of Worcester deals with the impact of psychology on the motivations, thoughts and feelings underpinning human health related behaviours.


at The Health Psychology programme of University of 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.

Key features

  • A welcoming, professional community of students and lecturers, including the Worcester Psychology Society, with guest speakers, group trips, social nights and a peer mentoring scheme
  • A focus on health psychology, but also bringing in core areas of psychology to explore research into issues such as eating disorders, pain and stress management
  • A personalised learning journey; choice of modules, skills development and personal and academic tutoring based as much on your career as your studies
  • Modules and assessments designed with an emphasis on experiential learning which will help you be an active and passionate learner, They will also help you to understand the challenges global societies will face tomorrow and how psychology plays a role in addressing these.
  • ‘Assessments for life’ designed to reflect the key skills that employers of psychology graduates value helping to increase your employability prospects and making you prepared for today, tomorrow and beyond.
  • Excellent facilities and links with national and local organisations, including NHS trusts, Worcestershire Strategic Health Authority, IAPT and local charities.
  • Where could it take you?

    Before you start your health Psychology degree, you will probably want to know how it can help you into a fulfilling career. Here at Worcester, we have designed the whole Psychology curriculum around your future ambitions - and 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 programme would specifically provide opportunities for careers in: Academia; NHS Physical or Mental Health Care Services; Public Health; leading health initiatives such Diabetes Prevention Programmes; working in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT); Stop Smoking services; Private Practice.

    We don’t just help you develop your skills we also provide opportunities for you to practice them, and help you understand your unique and personal ‘skills rucksack’. We work closely with the university's Careers and Employability team, arranging placements, both paid and voluntary, with many local and national organisations - including a variety of NHS trusts, IAPT, the BPS, local charities and voluntary organisations, and Worcestershire County Council.

    You can also take part in workshops devoted to CV writing, interview skills, recruitment and assessment techniques. And you'll have the chance to talk to guest speakers, and visit potential employers - as well as getting help to apply for work and postgraduate study.

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:

  • Professional Skills and Practice
  • Applied Psychology 1: Performance, Health and Wellbeing
  • Psychology Research Project
  • Health Psychology in Practice
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Positive Psychology
  • Key information


    • Full-time
      • 36 months
    • Part-time
      • 48 months

    Start dates & application deadlines


    360 alternative credits


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • 112 UCAS points (for example, BBC at A Level) 
    •  GCSE English and Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)
    • If you are an international student who does not have the relevant entry requirements for direct entry onto this course, our pathway courses at University of Worcester International College could be the right option for you and enable you to still graduate with this degree.

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      13400 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 13400 GBP per year during 36 months.
    • EU/EEA

      9250 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

    Living costs for Worcester

    660 - 1140 GBP /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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