Solent University (Southampton)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Solent University

Psychology

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Course summary

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Psychology is a popular subject because it has relevance to so many areas of everyday life. It is of interest to anyone who wants to understand what causes certain elements of human behaviour and how knowledge of that behaviour can be applied. As a psychology student here at Solent you will explore how people act and interact, both as individuals and in groups, while analysing the thoughts and feelings that underlie specific behaviours. The curriculum will see you exploring key areas of psychological study including education; crime; sport and exercise; social behaviours; therapy and counselling. You’ll also carry out intensive study of scientific approaches to psychology. These topics, which include research methods, problem solving and manipulation of data, provide useful tools for careers in healthcare, law enforcement, finance, research and IT. This British Psychology Society accredited degree emphasises the practical application of psychology, with real-world assessments integrated throughout. You’ll also have the option to undertake work-based learning as part of your studies. To reflect the wide range of careers that are open to graduates, the course can be tailored with optional modules that suit your specific ambitions. As you learn, you’ll benefit from access to Solent’s dedicated psychophysiological recording equipment, eye-tracking facilities and psychology labs. The teaching team, made up of academics with extensive industry and research experience, will guide you as apply your newly founded research skills to a range of experiments and projects. This hands-on training eventually leads to a final applied psychology project, acting as the perfect springboard into graduate employment or further study. Psychology at Solent is accredited by the British Psychological Society. Students benefit from access to dedicated computing facilities, specialist software, psychophysiological recording equipment, eye-tracking apparatus and a range of experiment spaces. What does this course lead to? Psychology graduates are well placed for a range of essential roles in mental health support, therapy, counselling, social work, research and criminal justice. Graduates would also be able to continue their studies, moving onto higher level degrees or working towards chartered psychologist status. Who is this course for? Solent’s psychology programme is ideally suited to students from a wide range of academic backgrounds. Candidates should be interested in human behaviour and aspiring to a career where that interest can be put to use. This may be in social work, psychological practise, the justice system or any of the many other relevant sectors.

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Exploring Psychology Psychology across the Lifespan Quantitative Data Analysis Qualitative Psychology Debates in Psychology Applications of Psychology YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Brain and Behaviour The Social Individual Psychological Research Psychological Research in Action Psychological Wellbeing Cyber Psychology YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Applied Psychology Project Developing Professional Practice in Psychology Psychology and Society YEAR 3 OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Advanced Analytical Methods Psychology Placement Extended Essay Behaviour Change for Health & Wellbeing For specific module information, please visit the course page.

Assessment method

Students will be assessed using a blend of practical assessment (presentations) exams and coursework, with the majority of the final grade being determined by coursework elements.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeC800
Institution code S30
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
UCAS Tariff 96 - 112 points A minimum of two completed A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at MMM or BTEC Diploma at DD or equivalent qualification or a combination of qualifications which achieve the entry requirement of 96 UCAS points. GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above. Alternative entry on this course is available through the Foundation Year and International Foundation Year. We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses. Applicants who are not in possession of the minimum entry requirements but are able to demonstrate aptitude, enthusiasm and motivation will be considered on an individual basis and may be admitted subject to satisfactory interview and/or portfolio. Please contact us for further details.
A level CCC GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits P: 15 credits 60 Credits overall with 45 credits at merit level and 15 credits at pass level
AS In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) MMM GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF) DD GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF) In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Certificate (QCF) In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Extended Project In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
HNC (BTEC) P - D GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
HND (BTEC) P - M GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
AQA Level 3 (Foundation) Technical Level (360 glh) In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (540 glh) In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (720 glh) DD GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (1080 glh) MMM GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

• Direct entry to years 2 (Level 5) or 3 (Level 6) We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses. • Level 5 (year 2) entry To directly enter the second year of this course you will need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 120 undergraduate credits at Level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area. • Level 6 (year 3) entry To directly enter the third year of this course you need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 240 undergraduate credits (at Levels 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each individual component.
TOEFL (iBT)8080 overall with a minimum 19 in each individual component.

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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £13260 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

Psychology at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS