Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes. It has a broad scope and influences many other disciplines in the biological and social sciences. This BPS-accredited Psychology degree combines opportunities to study cutting edge research with access to excellent teaching and student support. On this Psychology course, you’ll study the major approaches in psychology, including social, cognitive, biological, and developmental psychology, neuroscience and research methods. You’ll also develop practical psychology skills in our purpose-built laboratories. A key element is the hands-on experience you’ll gain throughout your Psychology degree. You’ll be offered clinical experience on campus and have access to a range of exciting opportunities, including completion of specialist short courses, professional certificates and work placements – another great boost to your CV. You’ll develop additional skills that employers value, such as problem solving, analytical skills, communication and presentations, report writing, numeracy and teamwork. These can be transferred to other careers, including human resource management, teaching, social work, business, journalism, marketing, and police work. Our Psychology degrees are based at the Treforest Campus. USW Treforest is surrounded by green open spaces. Our students say they love the warm and friendly welcome and community atmosphere, as well as the convenience of living and studying in the same place. From listed buildings to new, modern structures, Treforest reflects the University’s history and its ambitions. Here you will find everything you need in one place - halls of residence, the library and sport centre, cafes and bars to eat and drink, and friends to spend time with.
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||80 - 104 points||The tariff entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalized offer. Combinations of qualifications are acceptable and other qualifications not listed may also be acceptable.|
|A level||CDD - BCC||To exclude General Studies. The A level entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations with other listed qualifications are acceptable and others not listed may also be acceptable – please contact [email protected]|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMP - DMM||The BTEC entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations with other listed qualifications are acceptable and others not listed may also be acceptable – please contact [email protected]|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass the Access to HE Diploma and obtain a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||D - A*||We accept the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma in lieu of a third subject. The grade range for the Skills Challenge Certificate is the range within which the University will normally make offers. The grade will reflect what you would have been asked for from a third A Level. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.|
GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics/Numeracy and English at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent, but consideration is given to individual circumstances.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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Clearing contact details
Enquiries and Admissions Team
Monday 10th August 2020 8.30am-5pm Tuesday 11th August 2020 8.30am-5pm Wednesday 12th August 2020 8.30am-5pm Thursday 13th August 2020 8am - 9pm Friday 14th August 2020 8am - 8pm Saturday 15th August 2020 7.30am - 6pm Sunday 16th August 2020 7.30am - 6pm All following other weekdays 8.30am - 5pm Monday-Thursday 8.30am - 4.30pm Friday Monday 31st August 2020 Closed (Bank Holiday)