Goldsmiths, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Psychology

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Course summary

This psychology degree offers a scientific approach to the study of human behaviour, giving a broad understanding of psychological theory and research. It will develop your understanding of the processes influencing how people think, feel, behave, and interact. Why study BSc Psychology at Goldsmiths?

  • By the end of the course you’ll understand the reasons why people think, feel and behave the way they do.
  • You’ll be introduced to the core foundations of psychological thought, get to grips with statistics, and learn how to design and conduct experiments using industry-standard software.
  • You’ll have access to our fantastic facilities. These include laboratories, an EEG suite for brain research, an infant lab, and a visual perception and attention laboratory.
  • We have well-established links with employers and also offer a mentoring scheme. You’ll be paired with a member of academic staff who'll support your psychological thinking and enhance your employability skills.
  • Our academics are experts in their field, and you’ll have the opportunity to get involved in the world-class research taking place in the department.
  • We offer a wide range of specialist modules on topics as diverse as the paranormal, magic, the use of psychology in a legal setting, and how we can best treat addiction.
This degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society and gives you eligibility for Graduate Membership for Chartered Membership, which is required to study various postgraduate courses and to become a fully Chartered Psychologist.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 (credit level 4) In your first year, you will take introductory modules covering the main topics within psychology. You will also receive practical training in the principles, methods and techniques of psychological research. Year 1 modules The Psychology of the Person Biological and Comparative Approaches to Psychology Information Processing and Cognition Design and Analysis of Psychological Investigations Practical Issues in Psychological Research Extended Essay in Psychology Skills and Employability in Psychology Year 2 (credit level 5) Year 2 will provide you with a more in-depth knowledge and understanding of concepts, theories and relating to a broad range of psychological topics from social psychology to developmental psychology. You will also explore statistics and laboratory-based research. Year 2 modules Biological Substrates of Behaviour Personality and Individual Differences Social Psychology Developmental Psychology Design and Analysis of Psychological Studies Cognitive Psychology Research Methods in Psychology Year 3 (credit level 6) In your final year, you will take six option modules, and will carry out an individual research project under the close supervision of a member of faculty in the Department of Psychology. Year 3 option modules Psychopathology Multivariate Statistical Methods in Psychology Applications of Attention Research Anomalistic Psychology Topics in Neuropsychology Psychology and Law Neurodevelopmental Disorders Behavioural Genetics Psychological Approaches to Music The Interpersonal Self Psychology and Education Social-Moral Development Cognitive Neuroscience Magic and the Mind Social Psychology of Social Problems Psychology of the Arts, Aesthetics and Attraction Cross-cultural and Individual Differences in Attention and Awareness Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed by a variety of methods, depending on your module choices. These include formal examinations, coursework, laboratory reports and research projects.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C800
Institution code:
G56
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

120 credits at Level 4 and a 2:1 average in a comparable programme, and meet the standard qualification requirements for entry to Year 1 of the programme.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You should normally have at least Grade B/Grade 6 in GCSE (or equivalent) in Mathematics or Statistics, and English.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With a 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London - UCAS