Psychology (BSc)

September. 2021

Start Date

1 FY + 3 UY

Course Duration



Basic Information

Start Date

September. 2021

Course Duration

1 foundation year (if required) + 3 undergrad years

English Language Requirements

Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

Programme Description

The BSc Psychology programme is a contemporary approach to the discipline, with a focus on creativity, independence and applied learning.

This programme will provide you with a thorough understanding of psychology as a science, covering the core areas of psychology and their application. There is an emphasis on research and its application as well as on the use and acquisition of psychological knowledge through exposure to real world issues.

As a graduate of this programme, you will be able to:

  • demonstrate a sound understanding of all the main areas of psychology
  • demonstrate the ability to exercise critical judgement in the evaluation of research in the field
  • apply a critical understanding of essential concepts, principles and research in psychology, and critically evaluate the results, in the context of loosely defined scenarios, using structured arguments based in empirical evidence
  • demonstrate the ability to produce a substantial piece of original or empirical research work including, for example, study design, data collection, analysis and reporting.

Where can it lead?

Studying psychology opens up opportunities to develop your career across a range of sectors such as education, healthcare, social care, criminal and legal services. Your degree could lead to a career in areas such as forensic psychology, health psychology, youth services, counselling or human resource management.


The BSc Psychology consists of:

  • eight 15-credit compulsory modules at FHEQ Level 4
  • eight 15-credit compulsory modules at FHEQ Level 5
  • six 15-credit compulsory modules at FHEQ Level 6
  • one 30-credit Research Project.*

*Please note, the research project relates to 45 credits overall split into two elements: one 15-credit Research project preparation module; and one 30-credit Research project.

As you progress through your BSc studies, you may apply for an intermediate qualification or qualifications (Certificate of Higher Education and/or Diploma of Higher Education in Psychology).