University of Central Lancashire

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: British Psychological Society


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Course summary

Course overview

  • If you’re fascinated by the way people act, react and interact, Psychology sheds light on it all – giving you the chance to explore the mechanics of the human condition.
  • How can we improve our ability to detect lies? What role does stress play in our lives? How can professionals improve their performance at work? How can we improve the mental health and wellbeing of society? Psychology offers the answers to these questions and more – helping you learn how to apply scientific methods to measure, understand and explain beliefs, decision-making processes and behaviour across a wide range of psychological settings.
  • While you’ll start off studying the core areas of the discipline – from the science of memory and language, to the biological basis of our behaviours – you’ll also have the flexibility to tailor your studies to your interests as you progress. You could explore issues like cyberpsychology, child development or neuropsychology. You could even delve further into one area of the discipline, transferring onto one of our specialist degrees. Then, whatever your route, you’ll work on a research project in your final year.
  • It’s a course shaped around the core syllabus of the professional body – the British Psychological Society (BPS). Whether you’re aiming for a future as a Chartered Psychologist, or you see your future in business, communications, education or law enforcement (to name a few), this degree can open the doors to your professional future.
Why study with us
  • Our Psychology degrees are accredited courses with the British Psychological Society and can offer Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).
  • Our Psychology teaching was rated 13th in the UK for employment prospects for Psychology graduates - Guardian League Table 2019.
  • Flexible degree routes enable you to alter your psychology degree award as your interests, expertise and career aspirations develop.

Course details


Year 1: Compulsory modules; Methods and Practice of Psychological Inquiry, Introduction to Developmental and Social Psychology, Introduction to Psychobiology and Cognition, Current Topics in Psychology I, Current Topics in Psychology II. Plus two modules from the following: An Introduction to Evolutionary Psychology, Topics in Forensic and Criminal Psychology, Psychology of the Media, Mind Games: Topics in Sport and Exercise Psychology. Year 2: Compulsory modules; Psychological Research 1: Design and Quantitative Methods, Psychological Research 2: Qualitative Methods, Social and Developmental Psychology, Cognitive and Physiological Psychology, Individual Differences. Plus two modules from the following: Health Psychology, Applying Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Topics and Techniques in Neuroscience, Sports Psychology Year 3: Compulsory modules; Psychology Project. Optional modules; Select four modules from the following: Applying Psychology to the Educational Setting, Interpersonal and Organisational Psychology, Contemporary Issues in Social Psychology, Psychology Placement Module, EITHER Violent and Sexual Offending OR Crime: Impacts and Consequences, EITHER Neuropsychological Disorders and Techniques OR Brain, Treatments and Behaviour, EITHER Theory & Practice in Sport Psychology OR Psychology of Diet and Exercise, EITHER Health Psychology: Theory and Practice OR Health Promotion

Professional bodies

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

  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

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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

Additional fee information

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Psychology at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS