Psychology – BSc (Hons)

Why study this course?

Psychology is central to understanding people and their behaviour. Our Psychology BSc is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as granting eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC), which is an essential first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist. Gaining GBC through our Psychology BSc degree will allow you to progress to specialised postgraduate training and a career in psychology.

The course is designed to ensure you develop a thorough understanding of the core areas in psychology (biological, cognitive, developmental, social, individual differences, and research methods). You’ll also learn a wide range of academic and transferable skills that will be invaluable in future employment or postgraduate training.

More about this course

You’ll learn how people think, feel and behave in different situations. You’ll also learn how to challenge and explore common assumptions and address questions such as: Why do some people become addicted to drugs? Why do people behave differently on social media? Why do some people develop eating disorders or phobias? Why are some people more forgetful? 

Our Psychology BSc provides the perfect foundation for a wide variety of employment opportunities or future training as a professional psychologist. In your first year, you’ll gain a broad understanding of the different areas of psychology and essential research skills. In your second year, you’ll broaden your knowledge base and explore more complex topics, such as intelligence, creativity, decision making and prejudice. Your final year will offer you the chance to specialise in an area that interests, such as forensic, work, counselling or clinical psychology. These modules offer an advanced understanding of psychological theory, research and practice, taught by experts in their field and psychology practitioners.

Throughout the course you’ll learn how to use specialist methods and equipment, gaining practical skills in psychological research. You’ll undertake an individual research project under the supervision of an academic tutor. The knowledge you’ll gain from the course can be applied in the real-world to many different contexts and situations.

Professional accreditation

Our Psychology BSc degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is the first step towards becoming a professional psychologist.

You’ll also benefit from free student membership to the BPS when you study this course.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

Biological Bases of Behaviour (core, 15 credits)

Child Development and Behaviour (core, 15 credits)

Cognition and Behaviour (core, 15 credits)

Introduction to Research in Psychology (core, 30 credits)

Personality (core, 15 credits)

Social Influences on Thinking and Behaviour (core, 15 credits)

Study Skills for Psychology (core, 15 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Cognition (core, 15 credits)

Development Across the Lifespan (core, 15 credits)

Individual Differences (core, 15 credits)

Psychobiology (core, 15 credits)

Psychology and Employment (core, 15 credits)

Research Design and Data Analysis in Psychology (core, 30 credits)

Social and Cultural Understanding of Us and Others (core, 15 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Psychology Project (core, 30 credits)

Clinical Neuroscience (option, 15 credits)

Clinical Psychology (option, 15 credits)

Coding for Psychology (option, 15 credits)

Cognition and Emotion (option, 15 credits)

Counseling Psychology (option, 15 credits)

Cyberpsychology (option, 15 credits)

Drug and alcohol counselling (option, 15 credits)

Forensic Psychology (option, 15 credits)

Health Psychology (option, 15 credits)

Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology (option, 15 credits)

Sex and Sexuality (option, 15 credits)

Special Topics in Personality and Social Psychology (option, 15 credits)

Specific Learning Differences (option, 15 credits)

Work Psychology (option, 15 credits)

Where this course can take you

On completion of the Psychology BSc course you’ll have the opportunity to apply for postgraduate training to achieve chartered psychologist status and pursue a career in psychology, whether it’s clinical, counselling, forensic, educational, health or occupational psychology.

You’ll also develop important transferable skills such as report writing, teamwork, time management, and IT and numeracy skills, which are valued by employers in a wide range of industries. Graduates have gone on to work in industries as diverse as health care, forensic services, media, human resources, teaching, social services and the charity sector.

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