Are you fascinated by the relationship between the mind and the brain? Our BPS-accredited BSc (Hons) Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience degree offers you a comprehensive blend of skills and knowledge in core psychology principles and methods, alongside training in key aspects of cognitive neuroscience. Our experienced and highly qualified staff will guide and support you, providing a focus on employability throughout your studies. The University of Bolton’s BSc (Hons) Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience degree explores links between the human mind, behaviour and the biological structures and processes of the brain, offering you the opportunity to deepen and enrich your understanding of these interrelated fields. Focusing on human psychology, our expert and dedicated team will guide you as you gain a sound understanding of mental and psychological processes and develop advanced knowledge of the neural, hormonal, and molecular structures and networks that underpin the mind. This interdisciplinary course is designed to reflect the growing need for psychologists with a solid background in neuroscience. Knowledge of how the brain works can be vital to understanding mental processes. Throughout this degree, you’ll have the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of the science and theories of psychology and neuroscience and gain a strong grounding in study and research methods. Together, we’ll explore how the complex biological structures and networks of the brain shape and are shaped by our experiences. You’ll investigate the interplay between mental and neural processes – supported by our department’s enthusiastic, supportive teaching staff and a technology-enriched learning environment. We’ll guide you as you to develop your understanding of how the brain responds to, and makes sense of the world, as well as introduce you to the application of psychological and neuroscientific research techniques (for instance, electrophysiology and eye-tracker experiments). Inter-personal and transferable skills are also vital, so we’ll challenge you to develop sought-after communication, problem-solving, numerical, analytical, self-management, IT skills, and more. Overall, our dedicated team are focused on helping you gain the skills employers’ value along with a detailed understanding of psychology and neuroscience.
Information about the modules offered as part of this course is available on the University of Bolton’s website.
Details of the learning activities and assessment methods for this course are available on the University of Bolton’s website.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- British Psychological Society
How to apply
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.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above or grade 4 to 9 (or equivalent), including English and Mathematics. If you don't have the above qualifications but possess equivalent qualifications or experience, we'll be happy to consider your application. You may be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
Please note that this course is subject to the University of Bolton's Fitness to Practise procedure.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent).|
We also accept a range of other English language qualifications – please visit our English Language Requirements web page for more details.
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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