BSc (Hons) Psychology
Do you want to make an impact within the area of psychology, mental health, and the application of science to life? Our BSc (Hons) Psychology course will be a fantastic benefit to get you to where you aspire to be.
Get behind the science of the mind and delve into the psychology of human functioning
On our British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited 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. There is also the opportunity to tailor your learning experience by exploring a broad range of psychological topics, or focusing more on either health or counselling psychology.
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 you to 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
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. There are also a broad range of careers that are open to psychology graduates that build upon the knowledge, skills and expertise developed while studying, watch the video below or discover more Psychology careers.
- Course title:
- UCAS Code:
- BSc (Hons)
- 3 years
- Study mode:
- Typical offer:
- UCAS Tariff points 104-120
Dr. Zöe Wimshurst
BSc MSc PhD CPsychol – Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Zöe is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology within the 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.
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.
Unique learning environment
Working in small groups, you will study within a dynamic and a stimulating learning environment. Find out more about our outstanding in-house facilities:
How you're assessed
You’ll be assessed through a combination of:
- Group work
- Practical Assessment
Need more info about, learning aims and outcomes, curriculum content, teaching methods and assessment, credits per unit? Take a look at our Course Specification to find out more.
- Introduction to Psychology Research Methods
- Quantitative Research Methods
- Applying Psychology
- Conceptual and Historical Perspectives
- Introduction to Learning Theory
- Research Methods
- Cognitive Psychology
- Developmental Psychology
- Social Psychology
- Biological Psychology
- Applied Psychological Skills
- Psychology dissertation
- Individual differences
- Psychology placement
- Psychology and Mental health
- Exercise and Health Psychology
- Counselling Theory and Practice
- Working with teams
- Cognitive Neuroscience
- Contemporary Issues in Psychology
- Rehabilitating the Brain
- Clinical Psychology
- Positive Psychology
- Psychology placement
- Health Technology
- Behaviour Change and Public Health
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.
BBB-BCC or above. General Studies will not be considered.
BTEC Extended Diploma
Distinction Merit Merit - Merit, Merit, Merit or above.
Access to HE Diploma
A total of 120-104 UCAS points in an Access to HE Diploma.
Overall grade of 32-28 points or higher.
Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers
BBBBB - BBCCCC or above in 5 Higher/Advanced Higher subjects
Irish Leaving Certificate
H3,H3,H3,H3,H3 to H3,H3,H4,H4,H4 from 5 subjects at Higher Level
Merit in any Health and Science pathway accepted.
If you have undertaken a qualification that’s not listed, it may still be considered. Get in touch with our Admissions team by completing the form below or call us on 01202 436200 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.
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If your qualification is not listed here, please take a look at our international entry requirements page or get in touch with our admissions team on the form below. Please note, to be accepted onto this course; you will also need to demonstrate that you meet the minimum standards of English. For further information on English language requirements, please see the dedicated English language requirements page. For more information on permission to study in the UK, please see Visas and Immigration.
Tuition fees (2023 start)
UK/ROI/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £9,250 per year
International - £16,560 per year
Please note that these fees are for the 2024-25 academic year only and may be subject to increase in subsequent years of study. Any increase will be in line with our Tuition Fees Policy but will not be more than 5%.
Additional course costs
Your tuition fees will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of your course. There are additional course related costs are not included in the tuition fees. So you will need to budget for them when you plan your spending.
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