Course starts September 2020

BSc (Hons) Psychology

Apply now for 2020 entry. If you are not quite ready to apply, come along to one of our open days or send your enquiry to our admissions team on the form below.

Course overview

Get behind the science of the mind. Delve into psychology and gain expertise in understanding behaviour, experiences and relationships across all walks of life and aspects of human functioning.

On our BSc (Hons) Psychology degree course you will gain the skills to interpret and apply a broad range of relevant theory and scientific evidence to understand the complex interactions that take place in the mind and between people. Explore a breadth of psychological disciplines including cognitive, behavioural and ecological approaches, and be a part of innovative approaches such as cyber-psychology and cognitive neuroscience.

We have a reputation for delivering evidence based courses, with scientific expertise at the core of everything we offer. We are currently developing an on-site psychological services clinic/centre that will provide you as a student with first-hand insights into the real world of psychology service provision and consultancy. Our approach builds on our renowned reputation and experience of running applied clinics in chiropractic and ultrasound. Introducing real environments enables you to develop necessary practical skills and prepares you with gained experience, so you become the most employable graduate once you complete your degree.

Careers and Opportunities

Importantly, our course follows the curriculum of the British Psychological Society (BPS) that means you will cover all of the core areas of knowledge required to pursue a psychology-focused career. This content also underpins the core psychological professions, and due to the impressive scope and potential pathways in psychology application, as a graduate you can explore numerous and diverse careers including;

  • Occupational Psychologist
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Counselling Psychologist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Health Psychologist
  • Sport and Exercise Psychologist
  • Neuropsychologist

With such a wealth of career prospects you will be able to find the best fit for you, and truly progress in a career that is suited to your goals and interests. Other career opportunities include:

  • Wellbeing practitioner
  • Careers Advisor
  • Academic
  • Psychotherapy
  • Counsellor
  • Human Resource Officer
  • Market Researcher
  • Teaching (further education, higher education)
  • Researcher
  • Parole Officer
  • Advertising
  • Retail Management
  • Customer Services

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Key Information

Course title:
Psychology
UCAS Code:
C800
Qualification:
BSc (Hons)
Duration:
3 years
Study mode:
Full-time
Typical offer:
UCAS Tariff points 120
AECC University College

Course leader

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Zöe Wimshurst

BSc MSc PhD CPsychol – Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Zöe recently joined AECC as a Senior Lecturer in the newly formed School of Psychology, Sport and Physical Activity. She is a Chartered Psychologist specialising in visual performance in elite athletes – and area in which she has been working for over a decade.

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Course details

The BSc (Hons) Psychology course seeks to develop your understanding of the core scientific disciplines within psychology. If you’re wanting to make an impact within the area of psychology, mental health, and the application of science to life, our course will be a fantastic benefit to get you to where you aspire to be.

You will learn through a variety of teaching styles, and will make the most of our on-site laboratory testing facilities, with more traditional coursework, essays, presentations, group work, and practical skills assessments.

With access to our Virtual Learning Environment, your education will be interactive and varied. Through quizzes, video tutorials, seminar notes and more you will be able to study whenever and wherever suits you alongside your core teaching.

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How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through a combination of:

  • Examinations
  • Group work
  • Presentations
  • Coursework
  • Practical Assessment
  • Portfolio

Unit breakdown

"Get behind the science of the mind and delve into the psychology of human functioning"

Entry Requirements

How do I apply for 2020 entry?

If you want to start this course in 2020, you will need to apply via UCAS. Please visit UCAS and use institution code A65 and the course code C800.

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If you’re applying from the UK or Ireland

Essential for entry

Please note that applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A*-C including Maths and English, or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above) to be considered for the programme.

A-levels

BBB or above to include Psychology (or acceptable equivalent). General Studies will not be considered.

BTEC Extended Diploma

Distinction Merit Merit or above in a relevant Extended Diploma for example; Applied Psychology.

Access to HE Diploma

A total of 120 UCAS points in a relevant Access to HE Diploma for example; Psychology.

International Baccalaureate

Overall grade of 32 points or higher to include Psychology (or acceptable equivalent) at Higher Level.

Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers

BBBBB or above in 5 Higher/Advanced Higher subjects to include Psychology (or acceptable equivalent).

Irish Leaving Certificate

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3 from 5 subjects at Higher Level to include Psychology (or acceptable equivalent). 

If you have undertaken a qualification that’s not listed, it may still be considered. Talk to Admissions by completing the form below or call us on 01202 436200 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have. 

If you’re applying from outside of the UK

For those of you coming from outside the UK, take a look at our Psychology International Entry Requirements Page.

If you currently live outside the EEA (European Economic Area) you’ll need a tier-4 student visa to study here in the UK. The UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) provides country specific information on their website - check it out here.

For more information about our admissions policies and procedures, including our Admissions Complaints and Appeals Policy, please click here

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