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Health Psychology BSc (Hons)

University of Worcester

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UCAS CODE: C841

Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    12-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Overview

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

At Worcester this specialised 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 and 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, BPS and local charities.

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Why the University of Worcester?

The University of Worcester is a close-knit and high-achieving community where students are supported to succeed at every level.

The University is a truly inclusive place where every person counts as an individual. From designing imaginative facilities to providing practical support and tailored learning, we strive to help people of all backgrounds and abilities to achieve their own rich potential. We work hard to break down barriers and provide opportunities for all.

Recent Worcester achievements

  • University of the Year - Finalist - 2019 Times Higher Education Awards and UK Social Mobility Awards
  • 1st for Quality Education - 2019 Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings
  • Outstanding Support for Students - Finalist - 2019 Times Higher Education Awards
  • Top 10 for Student Satisfaction - 2019 National Student Survey
  • Top 10 for Sustained Employment - Longitudinal Educational Outcomes survey (2017).

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,100per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

UCAS Points : 112

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University information

University of Worcester

  • University League Table

    87th

  • Campus address

    University of Worcester, Henwick Grove, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR2 6AJ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    88th out of 118 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    110 53%

    79th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    44.0 44%

    96th

    14
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    38th

    3

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