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Course summary

This engaging British Psychology Society (BPS) accredited Psychology (Mental Health) degree is focused on the theories and treatment of psychopathologies including trauma, psychosis and addictive behaviours. The course covers all the core areas of Psychology stipulated by the BPS curriculum. This includes the workings of the brain; the processes and mechanisms of human thinking, feeling and behaviour; and how psychologists, psychological research and therapy can make a tangible and positive difference to people’s lives and society. You'll also consider how all of these impact and relate to mental health. You'll be taught by our team of over 150 expert psychologists in one of the largest Psychology departments in the UK, and will be able to take advantage of our innovative Psychology laboratories, exclusively for use by you to carry out your research and data analysis. Our teaching is delvered by scholars who are recognised as world-leading as evidenced by the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF). Our Psychology courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) so as long as you graduate with at least a 2.2 honours degree you will be eligible to receive the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the BPS – a necessary qualification if you wish to pursue further training and a career as a professional psychologist. Why study Psychology at NTU

  • All of our courses offer work-like experience and we'll support you to find a placement. Through our sandwich years or in-module placement opportunities, you'll get the opportunity to apply your knowledge in the real world.
  • Tailor your learning experience through optional modules.
  • Get involved in our amazing UK and overseas opportunities such as field trips and international summer schools. You could even study abroad for a year at a partner university.
  • Your future employability and careers prospects are endless. In addition to working directly in Psychology, you will also develop transferable skills in communication, management, analysis and insight that are highly sought in many areas.


Your first two years of your degree are designed to provide you with a thorough grounding in all core areas of psychology. You'll complete an introduction to psychology and core modules in biological, social, developmental and cognitive psychology, as well as undertaking training in research methods and statistics. You'll also complete bespoke modules that explore the academic and professional context of psychology with a particular focus on this specialism. Further specialisation takes place in the final year where most modules will be related to the specialism. You'll also complete a research project in psychology, focused on a topic of your choosing under the supervision of a research-active member of staff. In your First Year, you will study key topic areas including: Psychological Research in Context (Mental Health Psychology); Social and Developmental Psychology (One), Cognitive and Biological Psychology (One), Research Methods (One) and Statistics (One). In Year Two the core modules include: Analytical Thinking in Forensic Psychology; Cognitive and Biological Psychology (Two); Social and Developmental Psychology (Two); Research Methods and Statistics (Two); and Individual Differences and Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology. In your Final Year you will study Professional Practice in Psychology and undertake your Mental Health Psychology Research Project. You will also have the chance to choose a number of optional modules. You can find a full list of these on the NTU website. Your Work Based Psychology Practice module is a unique feature of Psychology at NTU. Taking on the role of a consultant psychologist, you will work on real-life problem scenarios supplied by external organisations, and provide evidence-based solutions to these organisations. You also have the option of choosing to complete a four-year course that includes a year-long work placement in between Year Two and Year Three. You must apply with the UCAS code C803 to be considered for the four-year sandwich or placement course.

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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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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A lower offer may be made based on a range of factors, including your background (such as where you live and the school or college you attended), your experiences and individual circumstances (you may have been in care, for example). This is called a contextual offer and we get data from UCAS to make these decisions. NTU offers a student experience like no other, and this approach helps us to find students who have the potential to succeed here, but may have faced barriers that can make it more difficult to access university. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

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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
EU £17150 Year 1
International £17150 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.
Psychology (Mental Health) at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS