Brownberrie Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS18 5HD, United Kingdom

Health Psychology - Leeds Trinity University

What psychological and social factors influence people's health behaviours? Why do some people engage in unhealthy behaviours? How do people adapt to a long-term illness? Health psychologists are at the forefront of understanding the psychological mechanisms underlying health, illness and healthcare. They focus on mental and emotional reactions to illness and recovery, while promoting healthier lifestyles and general wellbeing. Designed in accordance with the British Psychological Society (BPS) curriculum, our Health Psychology degree will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a rewarding career in health psychology. ​You'll cover the core areas of psychology, which include biological, cognitive, developmental, and social psychology and you'll explore the concept of individual differences, as well as learning about the various research methods that underpin psychology. As you develop knowledge of the key principles of psychology, you'll specialise in health psychology. We'll introduce you to the social and cognitive influences on health and illness, before applying health psychology to real-world health problems. You'll learn how to identify health issues at an individual and population level. The applied nature of this degree gives you plenty of opportunities to put theory into practice. Your two professional work placements will give you first-hand experience of settings in which health psychologists may work, while your assignments will enable you to apply your learning to real-world tasks such as behaviour intervention design and health policy development. **Placement opportunities** ​We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You'll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months' professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out. You'll complete a five-week professional work placement in your first year and a six-week professional work placement in your second year. Opportunities include placements at mental health organisations, school sport partnerships, care homes, schools, local charities and youth projects. **Graduate opportunities** You'll be well-prepared for postgraduate study in health psychology, which could include a Master of Science degree, a PhD or a Masters by Research degree. This degree will also prepare you for employment within the NHS and private healthcare settings as a researcher, data analyst, health adviser or professional health psychologist.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,LeedsUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £11,250