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BSc (Hons)


3 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught
Foundation Entry

Psychology sheds light on how people act, react, and interact. This course provides the opportunity to learn about how the human mind works.

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? Our BSc Psychology degree offers the answers to these questions and more. Learn how to apply scientific methods to measure, understand and explain; beliefs, decision-making and behaviour in a range of psychological settings.

You’ll begin by studying the core areas of psychology – from the science of memory and language to the biological basis of our behaviours. You’ll also have the flexibility to tailor your studies to your interests as you progress. You could explore issues like cyberpsychology, child development or neuropsychology. You could even delve further into one area of the discipline, transferring onto one of our specialist degrees. Then, whatever your route, you’ll work on a research project in your final year.

Open the doors to your professional future. It’s a psychology course shaped around the core syllabus of the professional body – the British Psychological Society (BPS). You can progress to a career as a Chartered Psychologist, or other sectors such as business, communications, education or law enforcement.

Why study with us

  • Our Psychology degrees are accredited with the British Psychological Society. Offering Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).
  • Our Psychology teaching was rated 13th in the UK for employment prospects for Psychology graduates. Guardian League Table 2019.
  • Our flexible degree routes enable you to change your psychology university award, as your interests, expertise and career aspirations develop.

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What you'll do

  • In your second year, you can focus on two specialist areas of the subject, most of which reflect professional chartered routes. These include Forensic Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Neuropsychology.
  • You’ll make the most of exceptional psychology facilities. Including our child observation suite, developmental cognitive neuroscience lab and brain imaging lab.
  • You can choose to take a sandwich year. Where you'll study at one of our partner universities abroad or work on placement. These opportunities help you develop workplace skills and experience.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Psychology course facilities


  • This course is accredited by the BPS, the learned and professional body, incorporated by the Royal Charter, for Psychology in the UK. We will provide you with the breadth and depth of knowledge that allows you to graduate with Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) provided you achieve at least a lower second class honours degree.

Academic expertise

Future careers in Psychology

Our BSc Psychology degree programme not only paves the way for a career in Psychology. It can also open doors to any sector that values an understanding of human behaviour and emotion. 

What you can do with a psychology degree?

This course offers an ideal first step for a career in Psychology. Many graduates aiming to work as clinical professionals go onto postgraduate study. Including our own BPS-accredited master’s programmes.

By studying psychology at university you won’t be limited to just one field or discipline. With the skills that this degree provides, you’ll have a wide range of possibilities ahead of you including:

  • Police
  • Prison Service
  • NHS
  • social and community services
  • health authorities
  • the pharmaceutical industry
  • education and training

Fees and Funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14000 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14000 per year
Full-time£9250 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Psychology and Computer Science located in the Faculty of Science and Technology

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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