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Course summary

Overview Why study psychology with us Our BSc Psychology will give you the skills needed to pursue exciting career opportunities, ranging from clinical psychology and forensics to government policy and elite sports coaching. Introducing you to key psychological practices, our psychology degree gives you an expert understanding of everything from cognitive and social psychology to biological and developmental psychology. You’ll also gain an in-depth knowledge of human behaviour, which will open up a wide range of career opportunities and specialist study routes. Our course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), which means you’ll gain Graduate Basis of Chartered Membership once you complete your BSc Psychology. An essential step for qualifying as a psychologist, our course also equips you with a professional skillset that opens up career doors in areas including health, education, forensics, coaching and business. Develop your skills and practical experience with us We’ve got psychology specialist laboratories and counselling practice rooms that, when available to access, will let you develop the practical skills needed to succeed in the field. You’ll be guided by teaching staff who are leading researchers in areas including health psychology, forensic psychology and qualitative research. Even in eventualities where we are unable to be in the laboratory or classroom together, we aim to use virtual tools to help you develop key practical skills. Between the second and third years of study, you'll be encouraged to undertake an expenses-based year-long work placement. This will give you the chance to apply your knowledge, develop practical skills, and boost the chances of employment after you graduate. A range of established organisations are involved with our placement course, including Great Ormond Hospital School, St Georges Hospital, Priory Hospital, Institute of Psychiatry, Institute of Education, University College London, Holloway Prison, and the Metropolitan Police. We also have provisions in place to help you acquire the employment skills you need Get the support you need to succeed You also get the support you need to succeed. From your Personal Tutor to your Graduate Academic Assistant, each one has studied your subject and will provide the support you need based on their own experience. If you need a little help with writing, numeracy or library skills, we can help with that too.


Core modules Introductory Psychology (30 credits) - Optional SMART (Students Mastering Academic Writing, Research and Technology) (30 credits) - Compulsory​ Foundation Mathematics (30 credits) - Compulsory​ Foundation Project (30 credits) - Compulsory​ Year 1 - Compulsory Mind and Behaviour in Context (30 credits) Psychology: Practice and Context (30 credits) Preparing for Academic Success (15 credits) Psychological Statistics (15 credits) Research Methods & Design in Psychology (30 credits) Year 2 - Compulsory Research Methods & Ethics in Psychology (30 credits) Contemporary Issues in Psychology (30 credits) Social, Personality and Developmental Psychology (30 credits) Brain, Body and Mind (30 credits) Year 3 - Optional (Students must complete a total of 120 credits in the final year) Professional Practice (30 credits) Year 3 dissertation modules - choose ONE module from the following: Psychology Dissertation (30 credits) Extended Psychology Dissertation (45 credits) Year 3 - Autumn term modules - Block 1: a maximum of one module may be taken Advanced Qualitative Research Methods (15 credits) Critical Forensic Psychology (15 credits) Applying Health Psychology to Behaviour Change (15 credits) Neuropsychology: The Healthy Brain and What Can Go Wrong With It (15 credits) Year 3 - Autumn term modules - Block 2: a maximum of one module may be taken Visual Psychology: Arts, Film and Photography in Psychology (15 credits) Social, Cultural & Community Mental Health (15 credits) Year 3 - Autumn term modules - Block 3: a maximum of one module may be taken Creativity & Imagination (15 credits) Psychology in Education (15 credits) How to Do Cognitive Neuroscience (15 credits) Year 3 - Spring term modules - Block 4: a maximum of one module may be taken Psychology of Music (15 credits) Key Issues and Controversies in the Psychology of Elite Sport Performance (15 credits) Neuropsychology of Language and Communication (15 credits) Primatology (15 credits) Year 3 - Spring term modules - Block 5: a maximum of one module may be taken Coaching Psychology (15 credits) The Science of Intimate Relationships (15 credits) Fundamentals of Cognition: Human memory (15 credits) Lifespan Stages: Adult stages of development (15 credits) Year 3 - Spring term modules - Block 6: a maximum of one module may be taken Therapeutic Psychology (15 credits) The Psychology of Stress, Motivation and Work-Life Balance (15 credits) Evolutionary Approaches to Behaviour (15 credits) Lifespan Issues: Impact of Life Experience (15 credits)

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry requirements listed are accurate at the time of publishing and vary between programmes. Please check your chosen course page for specific entry requirements. Depending on your chosen course, we also consider a combination of qualifications. The latest entry requirements can be found on the course page at: We have a personalised admissions approach in which we make fair, but aspirational offers to our applicants. We feel it’s important that you continue to aim high and achieve great results. If you don’t quite make the grades you hoped to, we’ll look at more than your qualifications when making our final decision. We’ll take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning, especially with potential disruption due to the coronavirus, your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible. We pride ourselves on how we recognise potential in our applicants, and support them to succeed in the future.

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)72With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
PTE Academic51With at least 51 in all components

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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 £15100 Year 1
International £15100 Year 1

Additional fee information

At Middlesex, we have a range of funding and loan options available to ensure you are able to attend university, whatever your financial background. Tuition fees vary for UK, EU and International students. More information about fees for the course you are interested in studying can be found at:
Psychology with Foundation Year at Middlesex University - UCAS