Bath Spa University

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

TEF Silver

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Psychology at Bath Spa University is a fascinating course which examines the science behind what makes people tick. With engaging and passionate lecturers you’ll study the human mind and behaviour and be prepared for many kinds of careers within and allied to Psychology. You’ll be provided with relevant skills and knowledge within an enabling and empowering learning environment. Both the Single Honours and Major (accredited) programmes are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), providing graduate basis for Chartership with the BPS, provided you obtain a 2.2 overall and pass your final year dissertation.

  • Be introduced to career possibilities that you may not have previously considered.
  • Be introduced to the five main psychological perspectives: biological, cognitive, developmental, individual differences and social, alongside research methods.
  • Explore the historical and conceptual underpinnings of Psychology.
  • Taught by engaging lecturers and enthusiastic teachers who care about the subject.
  • You’ll be able to select optional modules and to engage in interdisciplinary learning.

Course details


In Year One you’ll take a module that introduces you to the main psychological approaches - social, cognitive, developmental, individual differences and biological psychology. You may also take modules in research methods including survey work and experimentation, and Individual Differences. In Year Two you’ll study the main areas as previously studied in Year One in greater depth. You’ll also start to study the scholarly specialities of individual members of staff, such as health psychology, criminological psychology, and abnormal psychology. Finally Year Three will see you continue core studies with further specialist options, as well as a dissertation involving working one-to-one with a member of staff on an original research project in psychology. For more information please refer to the website.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeC800
Institution code B20
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level CCC CCC preferred. If studying Psychology, course requires grade C or higher. If Psychology is not an option, then we require a C in another A level subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM Extended Diploma grades Merit, Merit, Merit (MMM) preferred in a related subject.
Access to HE Diploma M: 30 credits Typical offers for applicants with Access to HE will be the Access to HE Diploma or Access to HE Certificate (60 credits, 45 of which must be Level 3, including 30 at merit or higher).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points A minimum score of 26 points required.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 - for visa nationals, with a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 in each element.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Psychology at Bath Spa University - UCAS