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Psychology with Clinical and Health Psychology BSc (Hons)

UCAS code: C8BB

Discover how we can promote a healthy and happy society and how psychology is applied to health or clinically-related issues on our dedicated BSc (Hons) Psychology with Clinical and Health Psychology degree.

Overview

Course length: 3 years full-time
6 years part-time
Start dates: September 2025
Location: Edge Hill University
Example offers: BBB-ABB (A Level) or DDM (BTEC) View full entry criteria
Subject(s): Psychology
Faculty: Arts and Sciences
Department: Psychology
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Discover how psychology is applied to health or clinically-related issues. Our BSc (Hons) Psychology with Clinical and Health Psychology degree is designed to help you explore concepts and theories of the mind and behaviour and their application to human functioning. You will be introduced to the psychology of mental health and wellbeing, the psychological basis of clinical disorders, and psychological experiences of living with chronic health conditions.

You will be taught by experts who are carrying out world-leading research in their field. They’ll help you investigate different areas by asking why. Why do mental illnesses occur? Why don’t we exercise as much as we should? And we’ll also ask how. How can we support people living with chronic conditions? How can we encourage people to live more healthily?

Developing research skills is vital too. We’ll help you explore the latest methodologies. At the same time, you’ll develop career skills in creativity, critical thinking and communication.

As you discover what influences thoughts and behaviours in clinical and health settings, you’ll be able to test your skills hands-on. The BSc (Hons) Psychology with Clinical and Health Psychology course includes a work placement option and you will have the opportunity to engage in research work which will bring your specialist subject knowledge to life.

This course meets the requirements for accreditation with British Psychological Society (BPS) and is subject to approval.

Course features

  • Sandwich year option available

  • Studying abroad option available

  • Work placement opportunity

  • International students can apply

What you'll study

Our introductory psychology modules delve into the relationship between brain and behaviour, perception, memory and personality. We’ll introduce you to research methods and data analysis that help us answer important questions about human thought and behaviour. We’ll also build your personal, academic and professional development, through modules which apply evidenced-based psychological principles of resilience to help you thrive as a student and beyond.

Compulsory modules:

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Essential Skills in Applied Psychology
Introduction to Cognitive & Biological Psychology
Introduction to Personality, Social & Developmental Psychology
Investigative Methods in Psychology
The Psychology of Wellbeing
Introduction to Mental Health

You’ll study four major areas of psychology (social, developmental, biological and cognitive) to develop critical understanding of core subject areas of psychology. You’ll learn how psychology can be applied to clinical and health settings. Building on what you learnt in Year 1 of your degree, we’ll help you become confident in psychological research methods and data analysis. You’ll also have the chance to work alongside a member of staff on their current research project.

Compulsory modules:

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Biological Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Research Methods & Data Analysis
Social Psychology
Living with Illness

Design, carry out and present your own research project on a specialised topic in health or clinical psychology for your dissertation. As well as exploring personality and individual differences in human behaviour, you’ll also shape your study with modules which provide advanced insight into health and clinical applications of psychology.

To prepare you for leaving university and taking the first steps in your career, we’ll provide you with opportunities to apply your learning through work placement or entrepreneurial-focus modules.

Compulsory modules:

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Clinical & Health Psychology Dissertation
Personality and Individual Differences
Clinical Psychology and Mental Health
Changing Thought, Emotion and Behaviour

One of:

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Enterprise and Innovation in Psychology
Psychology Work Placement

How you'll study

Our learning and teaching methods vary from traditional style lectures to tutorials, seminars and workshops. This goes alongside opportunities for experiential-based and self-directed learning. There are well-equipped laboratory facilities consisting of IT rooms and research cubicles for conducting studies and a designated labs for health-related research.

The £6m Law and Psychology building provides contemporary teaching and learning facilities for BSc (Hons) Psychology with Clinical and Health Psychology degree students in the Department of Psychology.

The three-storey building includes a 250-seat lecture theatre, seminar and tutorial rooms, and social learning areas which encourage a more informal and interactive style of learning. There are also specially designed laboratory and experimental facilities for psychological research.

Psychology resources include state-of-the-art eye trackers, transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) methods, and near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) for examining cognitive functioning and brain activity. Other specialist laboratories include a group testing laboratory, bi-directional observation rooms, a ‘bar simulation laboratory’ (for alcohol research), a health psychology laboratory, audio-visual suites and dedicated IT facilities equipped with subject specific software installed to support experimental work.

Timetables for your first week are normally available at the end of August prior to enrolment in September. You can expect to receive your timetable for the rest of the academic year during your first week. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities.

How you'll be assessed

Most modules are assessed by a mixture of examination and coursework, though some are assessed solely by coursework. Coursework assignments might be essays, research project reports, portfolios, group presentations, posters, or the critical analysis of research papers. In addition, in Year 3 you will complete a dissertation.

Who will be teaching you

You will be taught by team members who are experts in their fields. Psychology staff regularly publish their research in major national and international peer reviewed journals such as the British Journal of Psychology, Journal of Health Psychology, and International Journal of Health Promotion and Education.

The Department of Psychology operates a research internship scheme where you may have the opportunity to volunteer to assist with staff research across a range of exciting projects. Previous projects have focused on subjects including alcohol and inhibition, behaviour change and food awareness, multiple perspective taking, the neural underpinnings of action simulation, and the question of whether emoji reveal true emotions.

Entry criteria

Entry requirements

Typical offer 120-128 UCAS Tariff points, for which no specific subjects are required, plus GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent).

Please note, for the purposes of studying psychology, level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications are not considered as equivalent to GCSE Grade C or Grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics.

Example offers

Qualification Requirement
A Level BBB-ABB.
BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications) Distinction, Distinction, Merit (DDM).
T Level Overall grade of Merit.
International Baccalaureate (IB) We are happy to accept IB qualifications which achieve the required number of UCAS Tariff points.
Access to Higher Education Diploma 45 credits at Level 3, for example 24 credits at Distinction and 21 credits at Merit or 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven't been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

English language requirements

International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

If your current level of English is half a band, one band, or one-and-a-half bands lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

How to apply

Apply full-time

Apply online through UCAS

Read our guide to applying through UCAS to find out more about the application process.

International

Apply as an international student

Please see our international student pages for further information about how to apply as a prospective international student.

Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.

Did you know?

If you join a full time undergraduate degree at Edge Hill University, we will guarantee you the offer of a room in our halls of residence for the first year of your course.

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Facilities

The £6million Law and Psychology building provides contemporary teaching and learning facilities for BSc (Hons) Psychology students in the Department of Psychology and the School of Law, Criminology and Policing. 2020 UG Prospectus

The three-storey building includes a 250-seat lecture theatre, seminar and tutorial rooms, and social learning areas which encourage a more informal and interactive style of learning. There are also specially designed laboratory and experimental facilities for psychological research.

 

Where you'll study

Law and Psychology

Learning resources

Psychology resources include state-of-the-art eye trackers, transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) methods, and near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) for examining cognitive functioning and brain activity. Other specialist laboratories include a group testing laboratory, bi-directional observation rooms, a ‘bar simulation laboratory’ (for alcohol research), audio-visual suites and dedicated IT facilities equipped with subject specific software installed to support experimental work.

Finance

Tuition fees

The University may administer a small inflationary rise in tuition fees, in line with Government policy, in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.

Financial support

Subject to eligibility, UK students joining this course can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students enrolling on the course may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

Please view the relevant Money Matters guide for comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK students.

EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme may be eligible to apply for financial support. Irish nationals can ordinarily apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). If you are an EU student who does not have settled or pre-settled status, or are an international student from a non-EU country, please see our international student finance pages.

Your future career

Kickstart your career in the psychology sector and apply your skills in a range of rewarding roles. Our BSc (Hons) Clinical and Health Psychology degree is the perfect foundation on which to build your further education and training.

There are a wide range of career paths that this degree could lead to including:

  • Psychological wellbeing practitioner
  • Clinical psychology
  • Health psychology
  • Community mental health worker
  • Project officers in health trusts
  • Welfare support worker
  • Care professions
  • Public Health Officer
  • Community health educator
  • Wellness Officer
  • Health Policy Advisor
  • Behavioural Science Officer
  • Health Promotion Officer
  • Health Improvement Practitioner

It is important to note that if you want to train as a psychologist, you’ll need to undertake postgraduate education.

Course changes

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, however our courses are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.

Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of professional bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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