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Psychology with optional placement year

Ulster University

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

BSc Hons Psychology: 3 years full-time. or BSc Hons Psychology with placement: 4 years full-time. This course is also available on a part time basis (up to six years duration). On this course you can expect to learn interesting new perspectives on how we engage with the world we inhabit. Why do you sleep? Why do people fight? How do we learn? How can we treat mental illness, or care for those in despair? There are many ways to approach such questions, and to this end we provide a comprehensive programme on the major areas of psychology. The programme will emphasise the causes and development of behaviour across the lifespan, and the ways in which people interact with and influence each other. Particular features include training in the scientific methods of enquiry and how psychology can be applied in professional settings. You will attain research skills through laboratory-based practical classes and develop statistical and computer competence. The course is taught by a dedicated team of enthusiastic psychologists, many of whom have achieved research excellence. The majority are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy, some of whom have received special recognition for their innovative teaching.

Course details


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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBC - BBB You may satisfy the requirement for the third listed A-level grade (eg BBC or BBB) by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications recognised by the University.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM - DDM Overall BTEC award profile DMM (to include 8 distinctions) - DDM (to include 9 distinctions).
Access to HE Diploma Access Course (120 credits) with an average mark of 65% - 70%
Scottish Higher BBCCC - BBBCC
Scottish Advanced Higher CCD - CCC
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 25 - 26 points Overall International Baccalaureate profile minimum 25 points (to include minimum 12 at higher level) - 26 points (to include minimum 13 at higher level).
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H4 - H3, H3, H3, H3, H3 Plus English Grade H6 or above (HL) or Grade 04 or above (Ordinary Level) if not sitting at Higher Level.

GCSE Profile to include Grade C or 4 or above in English. English language requirements for international applicants The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes. Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4395 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4395 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £14060 Year 1

Additional fee information

The fees displayed for International students and students from England, Scotland and Wales are for academic year 2019/20 and are subject to an incremental increase for academic year 2020/21. Further information about full time undergraduate fees can be found at https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-finance/undergraduate. If you are from England, Scotland or Wales and want to study a full-time undergraduate degree at Ulster University, you can take advantage of one of our special discounts, each year of your course. For further information visit https://www.ulster.ac.uk/ulster-life/study-at-ulster/gb-students/discounts-for-gb-students
Psychology with optional placement year at Ulster University - UCAS