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Clinical and Health Psychology BSc (Hons)

University of Gloucestershire

What is Clinical and Health Psychology BSc (Hons)?

Our Clinical and Health Psychology degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society, and so is your first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist working in areas such as Clinical and Health psychology.

Clinical Psychologists and Health Psychologists apply psychological knowledge and skills in clinical and community settings. They contribute to the prevention of illness and the promotion of health and wellbeing. They design and implement interventions to improve the mental and physical health outcomes as well as helping to shape the policies and systems which affect healthcare.

Within your degree you will explore a range of theory and knowledge to underpin your understanding of the role of psychology in physical and mental health settings. The course takes an applied perspective, allowing you to explore the role of psychological practitioners working in a range of healthcare settings and discover how psychology is applied to address a range of health and wellbeing challenges.

Study Style

The course is taught via a mixture of interactive lectures and workshops. You will be taught by an enthusiastic team of clinicians and academics with diverse research and practice interests, including vaccine hesitancy, living well with long-term health conditions, nature and health, mindfulness-based approaches, anxiety, health-related stigma, and many more.

You will be assigned a personal tutor and a dissertation supervisor to support you in your studies.

Assessment has been designed to develop the knowledge and skills required of critically reflective and ethical scientist-practitioners working within evidence-based practice frameworks. A range of assessments will be used to support learning, including real world problems faced by professional psychologists. Tasks for assessment include reflective portfolios, case studies, essays, presentations, and intervention and evaluation design.

Entry requirements

    • 112 – 128 UCAS tariff points, BBC – ABB at A levels, DMM – DDM at BTEC, or a Merit in your T-Level.

      If you are unsure whether we could make you an offer or you have any questions, just get in touch with our admissions team who will be able to advise you.

    • English Language or Literature and Maths Grade 4/C in GCSE (or equivalent) are normally required.

    • We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants, although some entry requirements may still apply for Professionally Accredited Courses. We accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas and make offers on an individual basis.

Course modules


Fees and costs

Start date Location UCAS code Fee (UK)
per year
Fee (international)
per year
Sep 2024 Francis Close Hall, Cheltenham C801 £9,250 £16,600
Sep 2025 Francis Close Hall, Cheltenham C801 TBC TBC

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Possible careers

The focus of your degree will provide valuable skills such as communication, problem solving, critical thinking, team working, and data collection and analysis. These skills that will support your career development, whether you are wishing to pursue a career as a Chartered Psychologist or seeking a career in other health settings.

The completion of the course gives eligibility for graduate membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS). This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society and gives access to any postgraduate course within Psychology. You could, for example, progress to postgraduate study to train as a professional Health Psychologist or Clinical Psychologist.

Broader career routes within health are wide and varied, including for example:

  • Psychological wellbeing practitioner
  • Education mental health practitioner
  • Wellbeing advisor
  • Health trainer
  • Social prescriber
  • Advocacy
  • Peer support worker
  • Researcher

Industry links

This course has been designed to ensure you complete the core curriculum requirements set by the British Psychological Society, which means you can progress to a wide range of psychology-related careers and further education after you graduate.

You’ll also have the opportunity to tailor your learning to your clinical and health interests so that you can start developing specialist knowledge and skills relevant to careers in clinical or health psychology. In your final year you’ll choose from a range of module options which give you further opportunities to focus on particular themes that relate to your career interests.

Gloucestershire is a national leader in arts commissioning to improve mental health, and the self-management of chronic conditions including diabetes, obesity and cancer. You will benefit from our extensive partnerships with external organisations promoting these and other initiatives, including Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, Artlift, the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, and many more.

Extend your knowledge of psychology

The course extends your knowledge of psychology as applied to health and wellbeing, broadening the perspectives you will bring to your current practice or intended profession.

The independent project and a choice of option modules enable you to shape the programme towards your interests and needs.