Psychology at York St John University - UCAS

Course summary

Our Psychology degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). This course is your chance to explore a diverse field of scientific study as part of our vibrant academic community. You will conduct research in different areas of psychology within our dedicated laboratories. 92% of Psychology, students were satisfied with their course. (National Student Survey 2020) In years 1 and 2 you will study the core areas of psychological science while practising your research skills in the laboratories every week. The research our academic staff carry out informs your learning. Some of these topics include: Cognitive neuroscience of language and memory Social interaction and political psychology Children's cognitive development, including literacy, tool innovation, and imagination Body image and bullying Mental health and neurodiversity. In year 3 you can tailor your degree to your interests and ambitions. You can choose from a range of modules that introduce professional specialisms such as clinical and forensic psychology. You can choose from optional modules that introduce professional specialisms, such as clinical and forensic psychology, or offer the chance to study advanced topics in psychological science. You will also conduct a piece of original research under the supervision of a member of academic staff in your dissertation module. As a Psychology student, you will have access to our dedicated lab spaces. You will use our computer labs for research methods classes and our suite of research labs for collecting data. The research labs include: EEG lab - for recording electrical activity in the brain Eye-tracking lab - for monitoring gaze patterns with static or mobile eye trackers Virtual reality (VR) equipment Observation lab - including wall and ceiling-mounted cameras A large collection of psychometric tests and questionnaires. Our dedicated team of technicians will support you when working with equipment in the laboratories. We focus on developing your employability throughout your degree. In our second year module, Psychology in Practice, you will complete work experience in a field related to your ambitions.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

For Second Year entry, applicants must have completed the first year of Higher Education in a similar subject with a total of 120 credits. For Third Year entry, applicants must have completed the first and second year of Higher Education in a similar subject with a total of 240 credits. Applicants will need to submit a transcript of their completed study, and offers will be subject to a mapping exercise of modules to ensure an appropriate alignment of course content. Please be aware that transfer applications are subject to availablity of space on the selected academic year of your chosen course. For more information on the transfer process, please see If transferring to the final year of a course containing a placement or study abroad year, you must have also completed a placement or study abroad year prior to starting the course.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Student Outcomes

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For courses with an optional Placement Year, during the Placement Year your fees will be reduced to 15% of the annual fee value.
Psychology at York St John University - UCAS