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As this degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society, you’ll be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartership once you graduate; the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist. This course provides a suitable basis for entry in to psychology, education, health & well-being as well as human resources. You’ll learn through problem-based learning, practicals, interactive assessments, coursework, placements, research opportunities, mentor-ship from staff as well as plenty of seminars by nationally/internationally renowned researchers and practitioners throughout the year. In the final year of the course, you will have the opportunity to choose form a variety of option units, meaning you can tailor your studies to suit your personal career aspirations and interests. At BU we offer a Research Apprenticeship Scheme to our second-year Psychology undergraduates. The scheme gives students the opportunity to work with members of the faculty on their research projects and could be on one of the many areas of expertise found amongst the staff including autism, prosopagnosia and also how not to get lost! During you degree you’ll explore theory that covers a range of psychological approaches, and participate in practical classes that will equip you with the necessary skills to conduct your own empirical investigations of psychological phenomena, which you’ll get to carry out on regular occasions. Furthermore there is the option of completing a year in industry, plus in your final year you'll get to work closely with a member of the academic team to carry out your own experiment and research. This course provides a suitable basis for entry to, or professional development within, psychology and research and strategic work for campaigning groups. 93% of our final year students say staff are good at explaining things.
For Psychology you will study a range of subject areas including developmental & clinical psychology, biological & cognitive psychology, experimental methods & statistical analysis and get to choose from a number of optional units such as personality, intelligence & social psychology and forensic psychology to tailor your study.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- British Psychological Society
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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
- Year 2
- Year 3
|UCAS Tariff||112 - 120 points||The entry requirements for this course are 112 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||112 tariff points (Grade DMM)|
|Access to HE Diploma||112 - 118 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades.|
|Scottish Higher||112 - 120 tariff points from Scottish Highers|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*D*||112 tariff points (Grade D*D*)|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||We accept this qualification as part of the overall tariff.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 - 31 points|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|Extended Project||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by two A-level sized qualifications to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English Language or English Literature and Mathematics grade 4 (or grade C in the old grading system). We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||DMM||112 tariff points (Grade DMM)|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||D*D*||112 tariff points (Grade D*D*)|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in each component of speaking, listening and reading.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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