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University of Bath

Degree level: Undergraduate

Psychology

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Study across the discipline with a focus on biological, cognitive, developmental and social psychology with options including clinical and health psychology. This is a science degree that offers you insights into many aspects of psychology recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS). You’ll gain a solid grounding across the discipline with a focus on biological psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology and individual differences. You will gain a critical appreciation of different theoretical perspectives and extensive training in research methods and project work. In your first year you'll gain an understanding of basic concepts, methods and theories in psychology including individual differences, biological, cognitive, developmental and social psychology and their applications. In your second year you'll advance your knowledge in the core areas of psychology, such as cognitive neuroscience, social psychology and developmental psychology. You'll extend your research methods skills and project work. In your final year you’ll complete a research project and choose from a wide range of optional units relating to the current research expertise of academic staff. These cover areas that are not always found in other psychology degrees. You’ll have the opportunity to apply for peer mentoring, research apprenticeships (working with a member of research staff), summer internships and peer assisted learning and leadership roles.

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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Course codeC801
Institution code B16
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level A*AA A*AA in 3 A levels. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement. Alternative offer: AAA in three A levels plus one of: grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade B in a Core Mathematics qualification grade B in AS level Mathematics or Statistics If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*DD D*DD in the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) We are able to consider the above BTEC qualifications in a relevant subject area. Where possible, we are looking for your BTEC qualification to include units in both Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. If your BTEC qualification is humanities-focused, we would typically only be able to consider your application if you have strong existing GCSE performance in core science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), or equivalent qualifications. If your BTEC qualification is science-focused, we would typically only be able to consider your application if you have strong existing GCSE performance in core essay-based and humanities subjects, or equivalent qualifications.
Access to HE Diploma D: 39 credits A pass in the Access to HE Diploma, with at least 39 credits achieved at Distinction. We are able to consider the Access to HE Diploma for entry. We are looking for you to demonstrate a high academic standard, and provide evidence of a strong interest in Psychology demonstrated by extra-curricular activity, research or work experience. We are also looking for your Access to HE Diploma qualification to include units in relevant subject areas, such as Social Sciences and Natural Sciences. You must have achieved a B or 6 in GCSE Mathematics or have completed at least 6 units of Level 3 Maths awarded at Pass or higher, plus a B or 6 in GCSE English. However, please be aware the the strongest applicants have an A or 7 in GCSE Mathematics. If you do not have these grades, please get in contact to discuss this with us before applying. If your Access to HE Diploma qualification is in Humanities or Social Science, we are typically only be able to consider your application if you have strong existing GCSE performance in core science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), or equivalent qualifications. You may be asked to submit a relevant piece of marked coursework for consideration.
Scottish Higher AA AA in two Advanced Highers. We make offers based on Advanced Highers. You will typically be expected to have completed five Scottish Highers and your grades in these will be considered as part of your application. We prefer applicants who have achieved AAAAA in their Highers.
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) D*D*D* D*D*D* in a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) in a relevant subject area. We are able to consider the above BTEC qualifications in a relevant subject area. Where possible, we are looking for your BTEC qualification to include units in both Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. If your BTEC qualification is humanities-focused, we would typically only be able to consider your application if you have strong existing GCSE performance in core science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), or equivalent qualifications. If your BTEC qualification is science-focused, we would typically only be able to consider your application if you have strong existing GCSE performance in core essay-based and humanities subjects, or equivalent qualifications.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points 36 points overall and 7, 6, 6 in 3 Higher Level subjects.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D2, D3, D3 D2, D3, D3 in three principal subjects. Alternative offer: D3, D3, D3 in three principal subjects plus one of: grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade B in a Core Mathematics qualification If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer.

GCSE Mathematics grade 7 or A GCSE English Language or Literature grade 6 or B (or equivalent from English language category A) GCSE grades are an important part of selection for this course and most students made an offer will have five or more GCSEs at grade 8, 9 or A*. Your GCSE grades will be carefully considered as part of our contextual admissions process and depending on your circumstances, we may be able to consider you with GCSE grades of mostly 6 or B. In exceptional circumstances we may be able to consider you with a 6 or B in GCSE Mathematics, providing you have strong GCSE grades in sciences and study Economics, Computing or a science at A level (or equivalent). You do not need the required grade in Mathematics if you study a higher level qualification in Mathematics or Statistics (such as an A level, AS level or a Core Mathematics qualification).


Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

Tuition fees can be found on our web pages and are liable to increase annually. UK, EU and Islands fees are regulated by the UK government and are subject to parliamentary approval. For all other fees, you should budget for an increase of up to 5% for every further year of study. For information on tuition fees visit our web pages: http://www.bath.ac.uk/topics/tuition-fees/ For information about our scholarships and bursaries visit: http://www.bath.ac.uk/campaigns/bursaries-and-scholarships-for-undergraduate-students/
Psychology at University of Bath - UCAS