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Course summary

Our BPS-accredited Psychology BSc degree covers the full breadth of the field of psychology. We believe that you should examine all of the various approaches and interests before choosing an area in which to specialise. If you study with us you will join a vibrant community where we will challenge you to think about all aspects of our mental lives. You will learn about the fundamental building blocks of human behaviour, and how Psychology can be applied to address many of the significant societal challenges that we face today. In the first two years of your degree we will immerse you in a set of core modules, covering fundamental elements of psychology as well as psychological research methods and subject-related skills, including coding, public engagement, digital skills and entrepreneurship. You will discover the psychological and brain mechanisms supporting many of the key elements of what it is to be human, including the ability to learn, understand speech and perceive the world around us. You will also develop your skills as a researcher and collaborator by conducting psychological research projects in groups. In your final year, you will choose high-level specialist subject modules, allowing you to concentrate on the themes and topics that interest you most. You will also complete an independent Research Project. Under the guidance of a supervisor, you will design a study in your chosen research area, analyse and interpret the data, and prepare a presentation and written report. This is a substantial piece of work that allows you to develop in-depth knowledge of a specific sub-field of psychology. We offer a Psychology curriculum that covers the breadth of contemporary psychological theory and practice, from child development to psychopharmacology, from social psychology to human neuroscience. We are also committed to ensuring that you learn from expert practitioners. At postgraduate level we offer specialised courses in clinical and forensic psychology as well as in cognitive behavioural therapy. Our colleagues who support those postgraduate programmes also teach on our undergraduate programmes, bringing with them their experience in clinical psychology and in treating psychological disorders.


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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For details of the annual tuition fee for International Students please see the course web page listed in the 'course details' section above. If you are made an offer to study by the University, the yearly tuition fee will be stated in your offer letter.
Psychology at University of Birmingham - UCAS