Psychology at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS

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Course summary

This course has a shared first year across multiple specialisms. After your first year, if you want to study a different specialism you can choose to change between BSc (Hons) Counselling Psychology, BSc (Hons) Forensic Psychology, BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology, BSc (Hons) Psychology & Criminology, and BSc (Hons) Psychological Studies. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? Whether you’re simply fascinated by Psychology, or you have your sights set on becoming a Psychologist, gaining a Psychology degree is a great choice. A Psychology degree gives you a strong foundation for a variety of careers, utilising your knowledge of human behaviour and societal trends. A Psychology degree helps you gain an understanding of the root cause of behaviours, thoughts and emotions and explain them within the scope of scientific theory. You can expect to build a deep understanding of yourself and our societies, develop your analytical mind, nurture your curiosity and understand communication and relationships. If you choose to become chartered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) you can go on to practice Psychology as a scientist, analyst, researcher, commentator, advisor or as a clinician. Psychology is a wide field, and there is a lot of paths to choose from. Psychology crosses over with medical science, clinical practice, business and more. What facilities can I use? With fantastic facilities in the Buckinghamshire area, we are the only institution that can offer our equipment in High Wycombe and the immediate surrounding area. Our High Wycombe campus is located only 35 minutes from central London which makes commuting super easy and stress free. At our High Wycombe Campus, we have purpose-built facilities, including well-equipped simulation clinics and rehabilitation teaching rooms. What will I study? This is the core psychology programme which will enable you to gain knowledge of all the various disciplines of psychology without choosing to specialize in any one area. This pathway focuses on research methods, behaviour, cause and effect. You’ll get the chance to understand your personality and how learning can be applied for beneficial effects. You’ll also get to grips with the necessary framework needed to practice psychology at a higher and more professional level. Career Prospects Throughout your time with us we’ll support you on the route to your chosen career. We’ll help you to develop crucial skills, encouraging you to become enterprising, employable and good leaders. We also help you find employment after graduation. Have a look at our Careers and Employability pages to find out more. With such a strong academic grounding, as well as the transferrable skills you’ll develop along the way, you are well-placed to succeed wherever you go. There are many options to explore with your Psychology degree; it’s the first step to starting postgraduate study in a more focused area like clinical, educational, forensic, counselling, health, cognitive neuropsychology and sports psychology (to name a few). Or perhaps you’d prefer to dive right into the world of work and explore a career in health, education, local government or the infinite possibilities available to you in the private and public sector. You could become a teaching assistant, learning support assistant or mental health support specialist. Graduates can choose to continue their studies at BNU and study a postgraduate programme, such as our MSc Applied Positive Psychology, MSc Mental Health and Wellbeing in Education, or even the MSc Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. There are numerous opportunities which your degree could help to open. Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in psychology, clinical psychology, forensic psychology, therapy, nursing, and private and public businesses.


Year one Core Frameworks of Living Psychology Applying Psychology Researching Psychology Nature and Nurture in Psychology The Mind, the Person, and the Social World Opportunity Modules 2x 10 credit year one Opportunity modules Year two Core Personality and Development Sensation, Perception, and Beyond Quantitative Methods in Psychology Qualitative Approaches in Psychology Approaches to Positive Human Development Optional Modules The Therapeutic Process Client Diversity and Therapeutic Spaces Psychological Perspectives in Classifying Criminality Psychopathologies of Criminal Behaviour Employability and Professional Development Inclusive Practice in Sport and Physical Activity Approaches to Applied Sport and Performance Psychology Year three **Core* Conceptual and Critical Social Psychology Dissertation Optional Modules Brain, Mind and Behaviour Pathways to Wellbeing and Transformative Experience Principles of Psychopathology Education and Development Evolutionary Psychology Health Psychology Police Psychology and the Legal Framework Investigative and Forensic Psychology Psychology of Physical Education and Youth Sport Employability and Professional Development States, Beliefs, Values: Psychology in Practice Psychospirituality: Historic and Contemporary Traditions

Assessment method

This British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited programme is designed to enable you to combine studying the core of psychology with a choice of branching into other applied and theoretical areas. Psychology is a broad and fascinating discipline, and the programme will provide you with a scientific understanding of this diverse topic, from the ‘hidden’ aspects of human behaviour (i.e. how our brain and biological mechanisms support different functions), to those we see in everyday life (e.g. social phenomena such as crime or relationships). This interaction between the brain, body, and the environment is at the very heart of what you study with us at Buckinghamshire New University. Our BSc (Hons) Psychology programme is accredited by The British Psychological Society (BPS) and is a recognized accreditation by employers throughout the country. Upon graduation, you’ll be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) and from there you can take steps towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist, which is a highly desired accreditation.

Professional bodies

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

  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

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Student Outcomes

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15000* Year 1
International £15000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Psychology at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS