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Course summary

Why choose psychology? Have you ever been curious about why people behave as they do? How we understand ourselves and interact with others? How to come to feel at 'home within yourself'? Psychology is the science of behaviour and its manifestation about the human condition. Through studying psychology, you will learn about why people do what they do in a wide variety of contexts and how to use insights towards personal development and growth. As a psychologist, you will be trained in our current understanding of action, thought and emotion, as well as how to advance that knowledge through research and how to apply it ethically in the real world - be it in your personal life, work or informing public policy. Psychologists' skills are highly valued in many careers. If you have not studied A Level in Psychology, you can still join us. Having a curiosity about understanding human behaviour is the most important thing. Why study psychology with us? The UEL BSc (Hons) Psychology programme is a three-year full-time course (can be taken part-time), during which you will cover a wide variety of topics and perspectives. You will be taught by subject specialists many of whom are leading researchers in their field. This means that they can bring the freshest insights into what they teach. You will study and become expert in research methods, learning how to evaluate psychological research and decide whether evidence should be relied upon. You will be engaged in carrying out empirical work, as a participant and researcher, as an individual and a member of a group in practical classes. In your final year you will undertake your own individual piece of research - some of our final year project students go on to publish their dissertation work with the help of their supervisor in a peer-reviewed journal article. This can greatly help employment prospects after graduation and going on to further study at Masters and/or Doctoral level. Our School of Psychology is one of the largest in the country. Our friendly staff, including teaching, administrative and technical support, will go the extra mile for our students. You will also have access to in-house Coaching for Academic Success and outstanding research and teaching and learning facilities. If you want to join us to study for a degree in psychology but don't have the standard entry requirements, then our one-year Foundation course is perfect for you. Upon successful completion of the Foundation course, you will be eligible to progress onto the BSc (Hons) Psychology, or one of our specialised pathways. There are many jobs and careers that are options for you with a BSc Psychology degree. These include jobs within the allied psychology sector, such as: employment specialist, psychological wellbeing practitioner, social prescribing link worker, wellbeing manager, mental health social worker, FE psychology teacher, research assistant or assistant psychologist. Some of these many require further training that we can help you with. Some of our graduates choose to seek employment in non-psychology areas. These are jobs in areas where there are employers who want psychology graduates, due to the transferable skills you will gain during your studies. These include human resources, market research, civil service, business graduate training schemes, teaching, third sector and charity roles, administration, self-employed or entrepreneur, data work in public and private sectors and allied health professions. BSc Psychology is also an essential qualification for students seeking further training and careers in academia, research, clinical, counselling, occupational and educational psychology. All of these options are possible with our BPS-accredited degrees alongside experience. Other postgraduate options that you may wish to specialise in include health psychology, sports psychology, neuropsychology or neuroscience.


Year 1: Thinking Like a Psychologist (Mental Wealth) (Core), Introduction to Biological and Social and Individual Differences (Core), Introduction to Cognitive and Developmental Psychology (Core), Psychology in Applied Contexts (Core), Researching with Small Samples (Core), Researching with Larger Samples (Core) Year 2: Individual Differences and Diversity (Core), Psychological Research Methods (Core), Topics in Cognitive and Developmental Psychology (Core), Applications of Psychobiology and Social Psychology (Core), Work-Based Learning in Psychology (Mental Wealth) (Core), Research Skills in Cognitive Neuroscience (Optional), Introduction to Forensic Psychology (Optional), Psychology, Identity and Society (Optional), Childhood: Difficulties and Differences across Development (Optional), Clinical and Community Psychology (Optional), Introduction to Positive Psychology Coaching (Optional), Principles and Practices for Environmental Psychology (Optional), Topics in Cyberpsychology (Optional), The Psychology of Mental Health - Difficulties in Adulthood (Optional), Applying Psychology in Organisations (Optional) Year 3: Psychology in Communication and Social Engagement  (Mental Wealth) (Core), Psychology Research Project (Core), Drugs and Addictive Behaviours (Optional), Advanced Forensic Psychology (Optional), Health Psychology (Optional), Advanced Developmental Psychology (Optional), Psychology of Choice (Optional), Psychology of Belief (Optional), Psychology of Emotion (Optional), Occupational Psychology (Optional), Applied Cyberpsychology (Optional), Applied Evolutionary Psychology - Cognition, Culture, and Behaviour Change (Optional) For more information about individual modules, please visit our course pages via the link below.

Assessment method

We will be assessing your academic work and supporting you in producing it. Assessment methods include group work, exams and individual work including essays, presentations, case studies, professional development and practical activities depending on the nature of the module. All grades count towards module marks, and assessment is through a mixture of coursework and exams. These are mainly spread across the year to make things more manageable. You won't have any exams in the first year. The balance of coursework and exams in your second year will depend on your choice of option modules. The second year includes a core, work-based learning module (Work-based Learning in Psychology, for which a minimum of 30 hours work experience over one term is included in the module's study hours). You will not be assessed on performance in the workplace. Instead, you will be required to reflect on your experience, make links to relevant psychological research and theory and to your own personal and professional development. In your third year, a significant part of your assessment will be based on your final research project coursework. More details are included in the programme handbook and module guides when you enrol. Feedback is provided within 15 working days in line with UEL's assessment and feedback policy.

Professional bodies

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

  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements. Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication) Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email [email protected]

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £14160 Year 1
International £14160 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Psychology at University of East London - UCAS