BSc (Hons)


3 years
September 2024
Foundation entry

Psychology sheds light on how people act, react, and interact. Discover how the human mind works by studying psychology at our Burnley Campus.

Why study with us

  • Our Psychology degrees are accredited by the British Psychological Society. Offering Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).
  • Psychology at Burnley had 100% overall satisfaction in the 2021 National Student Survey (NSS). It also received 100% for organisation and management.
  • At our Burnley Campus you’ll really get to know the other students on your course due to the smaller class sizes. You’ll also be able to get all the support you need from your tutors.

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 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.
  • Study this psychology course at our impressive Burnley Campus. Here you’ll benefit from smaller class sizes, lots of support, and a friendly, close-knit learning environment.


  • 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.


During Year 1 of this course at Preston Campus, your in-person teaching days will be Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. If you're studying at our Burnley Campus, your in-person teaching days will be Monday, Thursday and Friday.

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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Who better to give you the lowdown on university life than one of our students? They’ll guide you around our friendly campus, show you our facilities and happily chat about what life is really like here.

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Academic Expertise

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Dr Kat Cartmell
Course Leader for Psychology Courses at UCLan Burnley
School of Psychology and Humanities

Kat is a Chartered Psychologist who has developed a keen interest in the area of educational and child Psychology. She is a dedicated advocate for children’s rights and is eager to document and shine a light on children’s voices.

Debbie Pope
Dr Debbie Pope
Lecturer in Psychology
School of Psychology and Humanities

Debbie’s background is in physiological and epidemiological (cancer) research, becoming interested in psychology later in her career after observing the different learning approaches of her three children. Subsequently she completed a postgraduate conversion course in Psychologic…

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Hear from our students

The teaching is exceptional, with well-delivered lectures with lots of information about the subject. It is always great to see such passion in lecturers who love their area of expertise in Psychology.
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Sophie-Jade Woods
BSc (Hons) Psychology
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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. 

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,500 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

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

Select your country to 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 Humanities

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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