University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Health Psychology

The programme aims to provide students with an in depth understanding of the theories and methods that underpin eealth psychology, an ability to apply them to academic and applied problems in the health context and opportunities to develop a critical, academic attitude. The common theme throughout the programme is behaviour and behaviour change, with an emphasis on protective and risky health behaviours, behaviour in illness and disability, health professional behaviour, behaviour change interventions and stress.

Entry requirements

Applicants will usually need to possess a single or combined upper 2nd Class (or better) Honours degree in psychology recognised as graduate basis for chartered membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society. International students must also meet the English language requirements of the university.

Course modules

Modules include: Health behaviour and behaviour change; stress, personality and health; illness, disability and interactions with healthcare; health professional behaviour; quantitative and qualitative research methods; independent research review; empirical research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include presentations, online quizzes, assignments, presentations, written and oral examinations, research review and thesis


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

Key information

Graduate School Secretary
Telephone number: 
01224 437096