University of Essex

Degree level: Undergraduate

Psychology

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Course summary

How do we understand relationships and interpret the behaviour of others? What drives people to act, respond, remember and recognise things in the way they do? Is it possible to predict with complete certainty how someone will behave? At Essex you can satisfy your curiosity about how our mind works and what drives human behaviour. Psychologists undertake scientific study to try to explain and predict how people work. It is the study of our mind and body, our thoughts and behaviour, feelings and perceptions. We conduct experiments in order to investigate how people develop throughout childhood, the way in which they acquire language, and the behavioural changes that can occur as a result of brain injury, disease, or life experience. On our course you experiment, explore and research why we think, feel and act the way we do. You cover core areas of psychology including:

  • Sensation and perception
  • Learning and memory
  • Clinical psychology
  • Personality and individual differences
  • Social and health psychology
We provide one of the most immersive and exciting experience of studying the human mind in the UK. You learn from our researchers and can work together in the same space via our Research Experience Scheme (RES) which gives you the opportunity to work one-on-one with a psychologist as their research assistant.

Course details

Modules

Many of our courses offer a choice of optional modules to tailor your learning experience. More information about these can be found on the University of Essex website.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C802
Institution code:
E70
Campus name:
Colchester Campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

In addition all applicants require GCSE Mathematics at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent).


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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83%
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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
EU £20050 Year 1
International £20050 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees displayed are for 2022-23 entry. Fees will increase for each academic intake and each academic year of study.
Psychology at University of Essex - UCAS