Do the inner workings of the human mind intrigue you? Do you want to see what the most complicated machine in the universe is capable of? Through psychology, you’ll understand the depths of the human psyche and dive into the social, developmental, cognitive, individual differences and biological dimensions of behaviour. Why study this subject? Whether you’re simply fascinated by the human mind and why we behave in the way that we do, or you have your sights set on becoming a Clinical Psychologist, studying Psychology is a great choice. Not only will you build a deep understanding of yourself and others that will help you in everyday life, you’ll also learn valuable skills that will attract any future employer. You’ll develop your analytical mind, nurture your own curiosity and understand human motivation making you a great leader and team player. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? We pride ourselves on teaching practical skills wherever and whenever we can, meaning you'll always leave us feeling confident and prepared for your future. This hands-on approach will give you a sense of what it’s really like to work in the world of psychology, in whatever career you choose. Our BSc (Hons) Psychology programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is a recognised qualification by employers throughout the country. Upon graduation, you’ll be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) and from there you can even take steps towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist. What facilities can I use? You’ll take part in laboratory and computing workshops where you’ll have the practical use of software used by social scientists in the presentation of research data. You’ll also have the opportunity to use our state-of-the-art observation laboratory to engage in the measurement of psycho-physiological responses using Biopac©. You’ll be able to measure the activity of the cardiovascular system, brain, autonomic nervous system and more. You’ll also have access to Tobii eye tracking equipment and HTC Vive, a virtual reality software, meaning you can push the boundaries and get creative with your research ideas. What will I study? You’ll study the applications of psychology in a wide range of areas, including specific social problems in relation to crime, the workplace and mental health. Exploring theories posed by Freud and Jung through to developing your own original research, you’ll learn for yourself what really makes the mind tick. Across your three years at BNU, you’ll study fascinating subject areas like developmental psychology, cognitive processes, biological psychology, positive psychology, health, business and organisational psychology, critical social psychology and conceptual and historical issues within psychology. You’ll also get to grips with how to run your own experiments through our research skills and methods modules. In your final year, you’ll have the opportunity to deep dive into a specialist area you’re really passionate about by completing an empirical dissertation. With the support and guidance of your personal tutor along with the facilities available to you here at BNU, the possibilities for this project are endless. How will I be taught and assessed? You’ll be introduced to the core areas of psychology within the British Psychological Society Curriculum before moving on to explore more complex issues and theories throughout your time on the course. The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, classroom-based activities and workshops, independent learning methods and practical sessions. You’ll be assessed through a number of methods including poster presentations, essays and assignments, examinations, oral presentations, laboratory/research reports and an empirical dissertation in your final year.
Year One: Making Sense of Society, Introduction to Developmental and Social Psychology, Introduction to Biological Psychology and Cognitive Psychology, Introduction to Personality and Applying Psychology, Psychological Research Methods, Introduction to Cross-Disciplinary Psychology. Year Two: Developmental Psychology, Biopsychology, Quantitative Research Methods in Psychology, Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology, Cognitive Processes in Psychology, Personality and Individual Differences, Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology. Year Three: Police Psychology and the Legal Framework, Investigative and Forensic Psychology, Empirical Dissertation, Positive Psychology, Health Psychology, Business and Organisational Psychology, Advanced Developmental Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Exceptional Human Experience, Brain, Mind and Behaviour, Educational Psychology, Social Psychology.
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2021.
If you already have a 2021 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.