How is stress linked to disease? How do people adapt to chronic illness? What factors influence healthy eating or exercising? What are the psychological consequences of genetic testing? These are the types of questions addressed by Health Psychologists, who are interested in how psychological, social and biological factors influence health and illness. Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), this course will give you a strong foundation to become a qualified health practitioner and you’ll have access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment for your teaching and research. Modules are taught by registered practitioner health psychologists and research experts in the field, and include lectures given by invited speakers who work within the health psychology field, clinical domain and the NHS.
Full-time: Three years; Part-time: Five – Six years
Campus, Full-time and Part-time
Preston (Campus code: U)
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)
The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies.Discover More
Our typical offer is 112-128 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction*, Distinction*
Pass Access Course: 112-128 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate:Pass Diploma with 112-128 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no subscore lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent
The first year of the course begins by providing a broad understanding of the core elements of the discipline alongside some optional modules that permit you to explore new interests or consolidate existing ones.
PLUS two from the following options:
In Year 2 we deliver all of the core British Psychological Society curriculum through your core modules. You also take the health Psychology, this module provides a breadth of content related to your degree title and is the basis for the two specialist modules in Year 3 and your project. Alongside these modules you select an additional module from one of the other specialist routes.
PLUS one from the following:
For your final year you also take the two modules of Health Psychology that develop your specialist knowledge alongside a final year research project in this area. You may then select two further modules from the extensive list of options
PLUS two from the following:
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.
You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.