Brunel University London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Psychology with Placement

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Course summary

This course includes a placement year carried out between years 2 and 3. Psychology is an exciting subject to study as we are still looking for answers to questions about the human mind and consciousness. At Brunel, you will have the chance to immerse yourself in the accepted theories of psychology as well as the latest research that is expanding our knowledge. Our Psychology degree is accredited by The British Psychological Society and can be studied full-time over three years. We also offer it as a four year course which is unique in offering two six-month work placements or you can carry out a one year placement within a single environment. Work experience while studying is a great asset, whether you choose to continue your studies in psychology or seek employment. You will know what it’s like to apply your skills in the workplace, which builds confidence and is attractive to employers. Recent placements have included the Institute of Psychiatry, Royal Free Hospital and Holloway Prison. The course will help you to develop specific skills and practical methods before allowing you to tailor your studies to your own interests in the final year by selecting modules and writing a dissertation. This prepares you for the more self-directed study of a masters and specialisation in a particular field should you choose to pursue it. Brunel offers access to extensive laboratory and technical facilities including brain imaging facilities (fMRI, EEG), psychophysics, and eye tracking. A good understanding of the equipment you may use in your work placement or in research is a useful skill to have for the future. As an accredited psychology course, should you graduate with a 2:2 grade or higher, you will be eligible to apply for graduate membership of the British Psychological Society. Membership will be key if you choose to pursue postgraduate training and become a psychologist.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Compulsory Modules

  • Academic Skills in Psychology
  • Foundations of Psychology I: Learning and Social Psychology
  • Foundations of Psychology II: Brain and Cognition
  • Foundations of Psychology III: Clinical Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Seminars in Psychology
  • Statistics
Year 2 Compulsory Modules
  • Advanced Academic Skills in Psychology
  • Advanced Data Analysis
  • Biological Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Conceptual and Historical Issues
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Individual Differences
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Social Psychology
Year 3
  • Placement Year
Year 4 Compulsory modules
  • Dissertation
Optional Modules
  • Animal Behaviour
  • The Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Disorders of Perception and Movement Control
  • Drugs, Hormones and the Brain
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Human Sexual Diversity
  • Personality and Close Relationships
  • Practical Investigations of Mind and Brain
  • Psychoanalytic Psychology
  • Psychology of Reading and its Impairments
- Psychology of Religion

Assessment method

Your progress will be assessed via coursework such as presentations, lab reports, case studies and essays, exams, and the final year dissertation.

Professional bodies

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

  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C804
Institution code:
B84
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Testwith no less than 55% in each subsection
TOEFL (iBT)92with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17
PTE Academic58with a minimum of 51 in all subscores

Brunel University London - English Language Requirements

https://www.brunel.ac.uk/international/English-Language-Requirements


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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
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £17355* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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