Psychology at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

Course summary

This course provides you with the experience, knowledge and skills to follow a wide range of careers where you can make a real difference to people’s lives. You explore the core areas of psychology, learning how it applies to everyday life, then choose from optional units in areas such as atypical child development; health psychology; counselling; criminal behaviour; and mental health. You also have the opportunity to gain workplace experience or to take a placement year. Course Accreditation/Industry Endorsement

  • This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). Graduating from a BPS-accredited degree with a 2nd-class Honours or above makes you eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the Society. It also enables you to enrol for Stage 1 postgraduate training.
Facilities and Specialist Equipment You have access to specialist, industry-standard psychology laboratories and computing environments including:
  • Cognitive neuropsychology lab
  • Virtual reality lab
  • Research cubicles
  • Driving simulator
  • Eyetrackers
  • Physiological data-acquisition system
  • EEG
  • Podcasting equipment
  • Data-analysis software
  • Experiment and survey-building software
Partnerships and Collaborations
  • Elements of the course, including assessment, have been developed working with psychology-related professionals from organisations such as the NHS; disaster recovery services; and digital application development. This ensures our teaching and your learning aligns with employer requirements.
Your Student Experience
  • Benefit from friendly, approachable staff, small class sizes and easy access to academic support.
  • Get to know your peers and academics well by taking part in the School’s many social events, which run throughout the academic year.
  • Experience a wide variety of teaching methods including workshops; problem solving; virtual reality simulations; computer-based activities; and guided learning.
  • Complete assessments designed to be authentic, reflecting workplace practice; you can choose how you present your work – for example, as a podcast, presentation or webpage.
  • Take up field-trip opportunities including visits to relevant charities working with head injuries, pregnancy loss, neurodiversity and gendered violence.
  • Develop your professional research skills working on cutting-edge research projects with our academic staff through our Research Assistant Scheme.
  • Our research addresses real-life, day-to-day issues including reading development; cognitive function in long COVID; and prevention of gender-based violence.
  • Present your supervised research to your peers and psychology professionals as part of our annual Student Research Conference.
  • Hear from a variety of guest speakers who share their experience and expertise at special events and masterclasses run by the School of Psychology.

Modules

Areas of study include:

  • Foundations to Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychological Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • Psychology in Every Day Life
  • Health and Wellbeing Psychology
  • Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Psychology and Criminal Behaviour
  • Biological and Cognitive Psychology
  • Methods of Research in Psychology
  • Psychology in Practice
  • Social Processes and Lifespan Development
  • Culture and Individual Differences
  • Psychology Research Project
  • Applied Health Psychology
  • Atypical Child and Adolescent Development: Theories and Applications
  • Coaching Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuropsychology
  • Critical Social Psychology
  • Occupational and Organisational Psychology
  • Problem Solving
  • Psychology of Language and Vision
  • Psychology of Mental Health
Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate at the point of publication on the UCAS website. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website.

Assessment method

Throughout your degree in Psychology you will encounter a wide variety of assessment types collectively designed to suit the variety of individual learning styles. Feedback is given to students for each assessment point and it is expected that you will use this feedback for your own development and to inform your completion of future assessments. Examples of the range of assessment types include: Presentations, reports, essays, group-work related assessments, computer-based assessments, portfolios, reflective journals, exams and much more. Support is provided through statistics drop-in sessions as well as staff office hours where you can discuss the progress of your projects and any challenges that you may be encountering. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate at the point of publication on the UCAS website. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website: https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/courses/undergraduate/next-year/psychology/

Professional bodies

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

  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C800
Institution code:
B22
Campus name:
Luton Campus
Campus code:
D

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE grade C or grade 4 in Mathematics We are happy to consider applicants with alternative qualifications and/or work experience. If you would like to check if your qualifications will be accepted please contact the Admissions Team.


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

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

For information on the 2024 fees please refer to our website, https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/fees/

Provider information

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Luton
LU1 3JU


Clearing contact details

Admissions

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Course Clearing information

Additional information

Thursday 17 August 08:00-20:00 Friday 18 August 08:00-20:00 Saturday 19 August 10.00–16.00 Sunday 20 August 10.00–16.00 Monday 21 August 09.00–17.00 Tuesday 22 August 09.00–17.00 Wednesday 23 August 09.00–17.00 Thursday 24 August 09.00–17.00 Friday 25 August 09.00–17.00 Open Day Bookings here: https://www.beds.ac.uk/open-days/ Apply Online here: https://www.beds.ac.uk/clearing


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Psychology at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS