London South Bank University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Psychology (Addiction Psychology)

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Course summary

BSc Psychology (Addiction Psychology) offers students the opportunity to graduate with a BPS-accredited undergraduate degree specialising in addictions. In years one and two, students follow the same modules as for the BSc Psychology. However, in year three, students take two optional modules, a specialised research project in the area of addiction psychology, a taught module in addiction psychology, and a professional placement related to addiction psychology.

Course details


Year 1 • Psychological research methods 1 • Introducing psychological approaches • Introducing real world psychology • Psychological research methods 2 • Exploring psychological approaches • Exploring real world psychology Year 2 • Psychological research methods 3 • The psychology of learning and memory • The psychology of feelings • Psychological research methods 4 • The psychology of behaviour with others • The psychology of thinking and communication Year 3 • Empirical project • Psychology of addictive behaviours Three options from: • Psychology of mental health • Health psychology • Investigative psychology • Development of brain and behaviour in infancy • Psychopharmacology • Psychology of group processes • Extended essay (specialist routes only) • Thinking: past, present and future • Developmental disorders • Art, awareness and the brain • Applied psychometrics • Forensic psychology • Neuropsychology • Counselling psychology.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

English Language Requirements for International and EU Applicants: IELTS 6.0 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 5.5) or TOEFL IBT 80 ( the minimum score required in each skills areas are: Reading 18, Listening 17, Writing 17, Speaking 20) or Pearson Test of English Academic 52 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 51)

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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Psychology (Addiction Psychology) at London South Bank University - UCAS