Bath Spa University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Psychology

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Course summary

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Understand the mind and human behaviour from a range of perspectives and methodologies on our Psychology course.

  • Taught by passionate lecturers who are also active researchers, dedicated to their students and the subject.
  • Our single honours and major Psychology programmes are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
  • Psychology is highly valued by employers and equips graduates for a range of careers and industries.
Psychology is one of the most popular degrees in higher education. Whether the focus is neural mechanisms or complex human relationships, Psychology is an interconnected "hub Science" that allows students to contribute to the questions and challenges that face society. Providing you with a variety of skills including communication, computing, numeracy, teamwork, independent learning and critical thinking, a degree in Psychology is highly valued by employers. Our course equips graduates for a range of careers and fields including education, health, civil service, private industry and commerce. Our range of study options (single honours, major and combined) enable you to better tailor your studies to your future aspirations. You’ll be able to select optional modules and engage in interdisciplinary learning, and our British Psychological Society accredited single honours and major programmes provide Graduate Basis for Registration to gain Chartered Psychologist status for eligible students.

Course details

Modules

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.

Assessment method

Assessment varies and includes essays, debates, research reports, group presentations and examinations.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Psychological Society

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
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level BCC - CCC BCC-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 27 points A minimum score of 27 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