Psychology at University College Birmingham - UCAS

Course summary

OVERVIEW *Often find yourself wondering why people think, feel and behave the way they do? If so, our new BSc (Hons) Psychology course is for you, with its contemporary curriculum and the diverse application of psychology to the modern world. * You will explore a range of core psychological perspectives to help you better understand human mind and behaviour and along the way, you will be able to develop your reflective skills to understand more about the application of psychology to yourself, preparing you to reach your future goals. Alongside exploring the psychological theory in the classroom and its application to contemporary societal challenges, you will have practical opportunities to develop your research and experimental skills in our new state of the art psychology lab. Our practitioner academics and partners from across the region who work in psychology related fields will equip you to work in a diverse range of jobs or progress to study on one of our applied postgraduate courses. Your course modules will build to help you understand problems in the real world and how psychological knowledge can be applied to help us address them. Practical work-based learning outside of the University and additional training around mental health are all included in this course and will further add to your expertise to ensure you are ready to put your acquired psychology knowledge and skills into practice. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE? PROFESSIONAL BODY STANDARDS This course has been written to the standards set by the professional body for psychology and accreditation will be applied for prior to commencement of the course in September 2024 INDUSTRY-FOCUSED MODULES Modules shaped to develop the skills and knowledge valued in the workplace and by employers and you will be able to conduct research you are passionate about, develop your interpersonal skills through client interaction and benefit from authentic assessments WORK-BASED LEARNING In your third year, you will be able to put your understanding of psychological theory into practice through work-based learning EXPERT TUITION Highly-qualified staff with extensive knowledge and experience in psychology, including forensic, sport and exercise psychology ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION In your first year, you will undertake mental health first aid training to utilise in your work-based learning or future work FACILITIES You will have access to our new state of the art psychology lab to develop your research skills and put your theoretical learning to the test, measuring psychophysiological responses to stimulus with our range of specialist equipment. You will also make use of our specialist software packages and equipment to help make sense of complex societal problems, and be able to access simulation and immersive suites which create environments that represent those you may face in the real world CAREERS AND PROGRESSION Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:

  • Psychotherapist
  • Counsellor
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Further education teacher
  • Social worker
  • Forensic psychologist
You could also progress onto one of our postgraduate courses at University College Birmingham. *- Please refer to our website for the latest updates to this course *


YEAR 1 - Psychology within Diverse Communities - Applied Psychology - Individual Differences and Personality - Introduction to Psychological Research Methods - Psychology in the Modern World - Mental Health and Wellbeing YEAR 2 - Psychology across the Lifespan - Qualitative Research Methods - Cognitive Psychology - Biological Psychology - Quantitative Research Methods YEAR 3 - Psychology Dissertation - Psychology in the Real World (Work-based Learning) - Therapeutic Approaches in Practice - Psychological Assessment in Practice Plus one option from: - Applied Forensic Psychology - Health Psychology - Applied Educational Psychology

Assessment method

Note: Indicative information only. Actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website: TEACHING Example of a typical teaching week (up to 15 contact hours): Large group teaching – 6 hours Smaller group teaching – 6 hours Tutorials – 2 hours You will also need to commit around 20 hours per week for individual study time. Assessment Estimated breakdown of assessment for this course: Coursework – 60% Practical assessment – 40% Written examinations – 0% Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2021-2024.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)7

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £1500 Year 1
International £1500 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

UK: If you are a UK student enrolling on a Foundation Degree or a BA/BSc at University College Birmingham, your fee for this academic year will be £9,250. A half year tuition fee is £4625. This is a yearly fee, and will increase with inflation in subsequent years (in line with the government’s permitted rise). If you are an English student studying your first higher education qualification, you can apply for a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company. You will not start repaying this loan until you leave the course and are earning over £25,000 a year. If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you should apply to Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland, or SAAS. The loans and grants available to you will differ from those available from Student Finance England. UCB does not charge for 24 or 48 week placements. More information about UK Fees please go to our website here - EU and International: More information about International Fees please go to our website here -
Psychology at University College Birmingham - UCAS