Through research-inspired teaching you’ll cover a range of subjects including social, biological, developmental and cognitive psychology, and specialist topics, such as forensic, clinical, cyber, consumer, educational psychology, and neuropsychology. Why study BSc (Hons) Psychology (with Foundation Year option) at BU?
- Participate in practicals, interactive assessments, coursework, placements and research using state-of-the-art facilities.
- Learn through mentorship from staff as well as plenty of seminars by nationally and internationally renowned researchers and practitioners.
- Work with world-leading researchers on projects through the Research Apprenticeship Scheme - many of our students have published work with members of the Psychology Department.
- Benefit from our collaborations with the mental health sector, the criminal justice system, the educational system, industrial partners and local communities/charitable trusts.
- Develop transferable skills including critical thinking, project management, presentation skills and professional practice - 95% of our graduates are in employment or further education after 15 months (source DiscoverUni 2023).
- The diversity of the topics will prepare you for any career, whether in psychology (such as in mental health or forensic) or outside (such as HR, the police or management).
During the foundation year, you will study the following units: Applied Sciences; Academic and Professional Study Skills; Introduction to Biology; Introduction to Psychology; Mathematics in Science; and Foundation Year Project. Year 1 core units: Developmental & Clinical Psychology | Critically Evaluating Psychology: Past and Present | Biological & Cognitive Psychology | Social Psychology & Individual Differences | Experimental Methods & Statistical Analysis | Qualitative Research Methods
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- British Psychological Society
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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:
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|