Psychology at University of Southampton - UCAS

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Course summary

If you're fascinated by the human mind or find yourself questioning what prompts human behaviour, choose our British Psychological Society accredited BSc Psychology degree. This fascinating course will give you the opportunity to analyse human behaviour emotions, motivations and beliefs through essential methods of research and data analysis. This course can lead to further study, successful careers within psychology, as well as other areas such as education, forensic sciences, marketing, health and occupational psychologies. Our facilities will support you in every area of research. They include: a custom-fit mobile research; vehicle for community research; eye movement recording facilities; an observation lab with audiovisual studio; a virtual reality (VR) laboratory. As part of your degree you can: study a second subject as a minor discipline; study abroad at one of our partner universities including the University of Sydney, University of Hong Kong, and University of Western Ontario; study modules outside of psychology to broaden your knowledge, including criminology, social sciences and law. 89% of Psychology students agreed staff were good at explaining things* *NSS 2021


In each year there are both compulsory and optional modules. You can find full details here: Year 1 Compulsory modules include: Academic Support and Employability 1 Behavioural Neuroscience Individual Differences Introduction to Psychology Psychology of Attractiveness Research Methods and Data Analysis 1 Research Methods and Data Analysis 2 (& Empirical Studies) Year 2 Compulsory modules include: Academic Support and Employability 2 Developmental Psychology Empirical Studies 2 Language and Memory Perception Research Methods and Data Analysis 3 Social Psychology Year 3 Compulsory modules include: Academic Support and Employability 3 Current Issues in Clinical Psychology Literature Review Research Paper

Assessment method

Your understanding of psychology is evaluated through a wide range of methods across the degree, to ensure you develop a broad variety of skills. We’ll assess you according to the intended learning outcomes, using coursework, laboratory reports and essays, written exams, oral presentations and blogs.

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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Main Site - Highfield Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSEs: The University of Southampton requires all applicants to achieve at least a Grade 4 in English and Mathematics GCSEs (taken in England) or a Grade C in both subjects (where taken in Northern Ireland or Wales). Some degree subjects stipulate specific additional GCSE minimum grades, which will be specified as part of the individual degree programme entry requirements. English Language proficiency for international students: All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore , all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English Language proficiency. For more information on the University of Southampton's English Language entry requirements, please see the English Language Proficiency webpage. We are committed to ensuring that all learners with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a learner’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Applicants who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme.

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6.5with no component below 6.0

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £27400 Year 1
International £27400 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

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Psychology at University of Southampton - UCAS