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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Aston University

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Course summary

Study our British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited Health Psychology masters at Aston University. Our course follows the BPS curriculum and provides essential Stage 1 Training to become a Health Psychologist.

This course is delivered via online distance learning supported by a virtual learning platform. We also offer this course full time at our modern Birmingham City Centre campus campus.

Professional accreditation

This course is fully accredited by the British psychological Society (BPS) and confers Stage 1 Training to become a Health Psychologist.

In our most recent accreditation by the BPS, both our on campus and online courses received five commendations; including the reflective practice incorporated into the course, the online induction programme and the positive feedback from students.

Learning, teaching, assessment and staff

This is an online course that is delivered through Blackboard, our virtual learning environment. You do not need to come onto campus in order to study this course, although students are always welcome to attend campus to make use of facilities such as the library or attend events.

If studying part-time this is equivalent to approximately one day a week, which you can spread out over the whole week at a pace to suit you.

Your future career opportunities

Upon successful completion of this course, you can apply for posts as a research assistant or assistant psychologist working in a range of chronic health or health promotion fields. Many of our graduates go on to complete further training (Stage 2) to become a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and a registered health psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council. Stage 2 of the training involves developing and demonstrating competences in research, teaching and training, practice and consultancy.

Recent graduates from both our on-campus and distance learning MSc Health Psychology courses have entered a variety of roles such as Assistant Psychologist, Health Psychologist, Research Assistant, Stop Smoking Adviser. While many have taken up roles within the NHS to run interventions to improve the health of patients and management of their illness or to evaluate and re-design existing health services.

Organisations who have previously employed our students include:

  • NHS trusts
  • Private health clinics
  • Health charities
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Universities across the UK and internationally.

This course is also well placed for students who wish to further develop their careers in research by moving onto further PhD study at either Aston University or another institution.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 9,900overall cost

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

University information

Aston University, Birmingham

  • University League Table


  • Campus address

    Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, Birmingham, B4 7ET, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    39th out of 118 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    120 56%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%



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