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Swansea University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Course summary

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Psychology is the scientific study of the relationship between the mind, brain and behaviour. Students will study the psychological and neuro-scientific processes that underpin activities such as thinking, reasoning, memory and language, learn the consequences of brain injury and explore ways to improve health-related behaviour. Psychology graduates tend to be highly numerate and possess high-quality essay writing and critical analysis skills. Students develop effective team working and problem-solving skills, good ICT abilities, the skills needed for independent research and excellent oral communication skills. With these transferable and valuable attributes, psychology graduates have much to offer to a variety of employers. As more businesses recruit from a global pool of talent, we are finding new ways to help our students stand out from the crowd. We support and encourage you to take advantage of opportunities for studying and working abroad which could:

  • Reward you with an international outlook and cultural awareness.
  • Help you gain confidence and become more self-reliant.
  • Give you independence and initiative for the best possible start to your career.
Students have the option of transferring to the Psychology with a Year abroad Undergraduate Programme. Popular destinations include: Hong Kong, Germany, The Netherlands, North America, Australia, Poland, and Ireland.
  • EMPLOYABILITY Our Psychology department is ranked 5th in the UK for Graduate Prospects by The Times and Sunday Times University League Tables 2018.
  • ACCREDITATION: The Psychology Degree is validated by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and (providing that a minimum of a Second Class Honours Degree, Division Two is achieved) confers eligibility for Graduate Membership of the BPS and for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). The latter is the first step to becoming a Chartered Psychologist.
Visit our employability pages to read our graduate success stories: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences/employability/ We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.

Course details


Year 1 compulsory: Academic and Professional Development Statistics and Research Methods Cognition I: Basic Processes Social and Developmental Psychology Biological Psychology Individual and Abnormal Psychology Year 2 compulsory: Cognition II: Higher Level Processes Development Across the Lifespan Brain and Behaviour From Individuals to Society Research and Experimental Methods I Research and Experimental Methods II Year 3 Final year independent research project. Our extensive range of third year optional modules include (but are not limited to) • Forensic Psychology • Applied Behaviour Analysis • Neuropsychology • Work Psychology • Psychopathology • Drugs and Behaviour • Health psychology • Issues in Cognitive Neuroscience • Developmental Neuroscience • Nutrition and Behaviour • Sleep and Dreaming Modules are subject to change and departments reserve the right to change the details.

Assessment method

In each year students are assessed through a combination of coursework and exams. Methods include written examinations (MCQ, short- and long-questions), essays, research reports, blog posts, case formulations, and presentations (oral and poster).

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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeC800
Institution code S93
Campus nameSingleton Park Campus
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international students and consider a wide range of international qualifications. Details of our facilities, support and qualification equivalencies/requirements can be found on our dedicated international student pages - www.swansea.ac.uk/international/students/ International English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.0 overall with 5.5 in reading and 5.5 in writing. For further information email: study@swansea.ac.uk

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level ABB - AAB For applicants offering at least one of the following subjects at A level: Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics, the typical offer will be ABB. Please note: it is not essential to have studied any particular subjects at A level. We do not accept General Studies.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM - DDD
Access to HE Diploma 122 tariff points
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 - 33 points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Welsh Baccalaureate requirements are as for A-Levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core Grade
Extended Project We recognise the EPQ as an excellent indicator of success. If you are predicted a grade B or above in the EPQ, you will receive an offer with a one grade reduction, to include your EPQ with a grade B.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 375-390 points.

GCSE profiles need to include a minimum of 5 passes at Grade A-C, including Welsh/English Language and Mathematics.

Fees and funding

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Psychology at Swansea University - UCAS