Aberystwyth University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Aberystwyth University (Prifysgol Aberystwyth)

Psychology

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Course summary

Accredited by the British Psychological Society, our BSc Psychology degree at Aberystwyth University will allow you to gain a scientific understanding of the processes from which learn, think, feel, and adapt to our social conditions. In addition, our BSc Psychology degree investigates human behaviour from infancy to old age and deals with the biological, social, and individual factors that affect human psychology. On this course, you will work and engage with lecturers who use their research to create an inspiring learning environment in which you can develop your own thinking in a safe and supportive department. Our ethos is to teach in a way which enables you to develop conceptual and theoretical knowledge to solve problems in real-world scenarios. During the three-year course, you will explore and learn about human development and the intricacies of what makes us humans tick and how we navigate the complex internal and external environment as well as the mechanics and effects of what happens when these systems stop working well. At Aberystwyth, we offer a wide range of modules that allow you to explore the varied aspects of Psychology. Students on our Psychology degrees have access to exciting research tools to understand brain and cognitive activity as well as behavioural measurements equipment. Our Psychology degree will give you a broad foundation in psychology that enables you to tailor your interests and provide you with a solid platform for a varied number of career opportunities. Students on our Psychology course will be joining one of the largest departments in the university. The Department of Psychology consistently ranks in the top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction and teaching quality. The Department prides itself on the high level of academic and pastoral support led by the academic team which ensures that you succeed in your studies and have the best university experience. What will I learn? Psychology is a multifaceted discipline and the structure of our degree and how you are taught reflects this. Our ethos is to teach in a way which enables you to develop conceptual and theoretical knowledge that you can apply to solve problems in real world scenarios. To support you in this, your British Psychological Society accredited degree is built around essential core topics in psychology, which serve as the basis for the varied and specialised optional modules we offer in the second and third year. During your first year, you will begin to transform yourself into a psychologist, by developing core knowledge in areas such as social and individual behaviour, Brain and cognition and historical issues in psychology and start to develop a wide range of skills by using methods and techniques that will enable you to investigate psychological phenomena. In your second and final year, you will shape your degree by choosing from our distinctive range of optional modules. This will give you the opportunity to create your own personalised path through your degree and apply skills learnt throughout your degree by constructing your own research dissertation, built around your personal ideas and interests within a psychological context. A Psychology degree from Aberystwyth University will open up a variety of careers for you. Our BSc Psychology degree will enable graduates to pursue a career in the core psychological professions including clinical psychology, educational psychology, counselling psychology, health psychology, neuroscience, development psychology and applied behaviour to name a few.

Modules

For up to date information on our current modular structure, please click on 'View course details on provider's website' at the top of this page.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C800
Institution code:
A40
Campus name:
Main Site (Aberystwyth)
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants are selected on their individual merits and offers can vary. We allow you flexibility in meeting our entry requirements, and all qualifications that you have already gained, or are working towards, will be considered when reviewing your application. We have an inclusive policy which recognises a broad range of qualifications. The entry requirements listed above represent typical offers for some of the most popular qualifications taken by applicants. If you cannot find the qualifications that you are studying (or have previously studied) please contact our Undergraduate Admissions Office (Telephone: +44 (0)1970 622021; Email: [email protected]) for advice on your eligibility and details of the typical offer you are likely to receive.

Additional entry requirements

Other

A minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent) English or Welsh is a requirement for entry to all our degree schemes. Business, Mathematics, Psychology and Science degree schemes also require a minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent).


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedB
Cambridge English ProficiencyC
IELTS (Academic)6.5With minimum 5.5 in each component.
PTE Academic55With minimum score of 51 in any component.
TOEFL (iBT)88With minimum scores in components as follows: Listening 21; Writing 21; Reading 22; Speaking 23.

If you are an international student needing more information about the English Language requirement for your course (e.g. country-specific English Language tests, Partner Institution tests, EU/EEA English Language qualifications where the school curriculum is taught in a native language) please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further advice.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
90%
Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
EU £17525 Year 1
International £17525 Year 1

Additional fee information

The UK and Welsh Governments have confirmed that EU students commencing their studies in the academic year 2021/22 will no longer be eligible for home fee status. Fees for EU students will therefore be charged in line with international fees from 2021/22 onwards. Please note Irish nationals will continue to be eligible for home fee status and support by the Welsh Government under the Common Travel Area arrangement

Sponsorship information

Aberystwyth University offers a valuable package of scholarships and bursaries to support students. Our long-established Entrance Examination competition means you could get up to £2,000 a year towards your living and study costs. You can combine that with any or all of our other awards, to make your financial package more valuable. Our awards include Sport and Music Scholarships, Bursaries for Care Leavers/Young Carers/Estranged Students and a range of department specific awards. Please visit our website for full details.

Psychology at Aberystwyth University - UCAS