Having a wide understanding of the way in which people act, react and interact prepares you for a wide range of careers, not just as a professional psychologist but also across a range of different sectors. On this course you’ll learn how to apply scientific methods to measure, understand and explain beliefs, decision-making processes and behaviour. How can we improve our ability to detect lies? What role does stress play in our lives? How can professionals improve their performance at work? How can we improve the mental health and wellbeing of society? Whether you wish to pursue a career as a Chartered Psychologist or simply use psychology as entry into a wide range of graduate careers you’ll learn how to apply your knowledge in a variety of professional settings. The course follows the core syllabus of the professional body, the British Psychological Society (BPS) providing you with the breadth and depth of knowledge that enables you graduate with Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership and to progress onto a specialist, accredited master's.
Full-time: Three years or four years with sandwich placement. Part-time: Five - six years minimum
Campus, Full-time and Part-time
Preston (Campus code: U)
The first year of the course begins by providing a broad understanding of the core elements of the discipline alongside some optional modules that permit you to explore new interests or consolidate existing ones.
Plus four modules from the following:
At Year 2, we deliver all of the core British Psychological Society curriculum through your core modules. You do, however, still have room to select two optional modules each of which correspond to one of the specialist named courses that we offer in the School.
Plus two modules from the following:
At the end of Year 2 you may choose to spend a year on placement to develop your work place skills and enhance your employment prospects. Alternatively, you may take a placement over the summer between Year 2 and 3 as one of your final year modules.
Having covered all the core BPS syllabus in Year 2, Year 3 enables you to select from our extensive range of options taking modules from five different areas of psychology alongside your final year research project.
Select four modules from the following:
More information about programme specifications and module information is available in the course handbook.
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £1,540* per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
Fees for international students
Our typical offer is 112-128 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit - Distinction, Distinction, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction*, Distinction*
Pass Access Course: 112 -128 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate:Pass Diploma with 112-128 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no subscore lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent
Applications for advanced entry to the course will be considered on an individual basis. We can recognise prior learning from other institutions but must ensure all our graduates have covered the curriculum required by the British Psychological Society for the award of Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). No exemptions can be made against the empirical project.
The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies.Discover More
If you do not meet the formal entry requirements specified, Foundation Entry offers an alternative route to study for this degreeFoundation Entry Route
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BSc (Hons) Psychology, 2017
Laura Campbell came to UCLan on the back of enduring a difficult time at another university. Three years later, she graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Psychology, after enjoying her time at UCLan far more than she ever thought she would.
At her graduation ceremony in 2017, Laura won three awards, which recognised her ability and potential. She was awarded the Hugh Wagner Memorial Prize for The Best Undergraduate Project within the School of Psychology.
BSc (Hons) Psychology, 2005
Dr Leila Eccles chose to study her BSc Psychology Degree at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and with the help and guidance of academics, achieved her dream role as a Senior Clinical Psychologist.
During her studies at University, Leila’s aim was to get into Clinical Psychology, an area which is very competitive.
This course is based in the School of Psychology
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
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For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.
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For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.