London Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Psychology

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Course summary

Why study this course? Psychology is central to understanding people and their behaviour. Our Psychology BSc is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as granting eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC), which is an essential first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist. Gaining GBC through our Psychology BSc course will allow you to progress to specialised postgraduate training and a career in psychology. The course is designed to ensure you develop a thorough understanding of the core areas in psychology (biological, cognitive, developmental, social, individual differences, and research methods). You’ll also a wide range of academic and transferable skills that will be invaluable in future employment or postgraduate training. This course received a 91% overall student satisfaction score in the National Student Survey 2020. More about this course You’ll learn how people think, feel and behave in different situations. You’ll also learn how to challenge and explore common assumptions and address questions such as: Why do some people become addicted to drugs? Why do people behave differently on social media? Why do some people develop eating disorders or phobias? Why are some people more forgetful? Our Psychology BSc provides the perfect foundation for a wide variety of employment opportunities or future training as a professional psychologist. In your first year, you’ll gain a broad understanding of the different areas of psychology and essential research skills. In your second year, you’ll broaden your knowledge base and explore more complex topics, such as intelligence, creativity, decision making and prejudice. Your final year will offer you the chance to specialise in an area that interest you the most, such as forensic, work, counselling or clinical psychology. These modules offer advanced understanding of psychological theory, research and practice, which is taught by experts in their field and psychology practitioner. Throughout the course you’ll learn how to use specialist methods and equipment, gaining practical skills in psychological research. You’ll undertake an individual research project under the supervision of an academic tutor. The knowledge you’ll gain from the course can be applied in the real-world to many different contexts and situations. What our students say "I would recommend the psychology undergraduate degree to anyone, the knowledge and life skills you will learn are priceless and this degree will open more doors than you can imagine. I am a single mum to a teenager and I also work two different jobs but the support you get on this course from some brilliant lecturers enabled me to completely engage in the full-time degree and achieve very good grades. If a degree was easy, it wouldn't be worth the paper it is printed on but if you manage your time effectively and take advantage of the interesting, engaging, and at times fun lectures, seminars and workshops, there is every chance of qualifying with remarkable results. If I can do it, anyone can." Emma Smith, former student "I have a first-class honours degree in Psychology and was awarded the British Psychology Society Undergraduate Award at London Met. Currently, I am in the process of completing an MSc in clinical neuroscience at a prestigious university. I can honestly say that my experience at London Met was fantastic. The level of support that lecturers provide students along with effort is stupendous. London Met is a place where lecturers care not only about students' performance but about their wellbeing too." Monica Pereira, former student

Course details

Modules

Example Year 1 modules include: Biological Bases of Behaviour (core, 15 credits); Child Development and Behaviour (core, 15 credits); Cognition and Behaviour (core, 15 credits); Introduction to Research in Psychology (core, 30 credits); Personality (core, 15 credits); Social Influences on Thinking and Behaviour (core, 15 credits); Study Skills for Psychology (core, 15 credits). Example Year 2 modules include: Cognition (core, 15 credits); Development Across the Lifespan (core, 15 credits); Individual Differences (core, 15 credits); Psychobiology (core, 15 credits); Psychology and Employment (core, 15 credits); Research Design and Data Analysis in Psychology (core, 30 credits); Social and Cultural Understanding of Us and Others (core, 15 credits). Example Year 3 modules include: Psychology Project (core, 30 credits); Clinical Neuroscience (option, 15 credits); Clinical Psychology (option, 15 credits); Coding for Psychology (option, 15 credits); Cognition and Emotion (option, 15 credits); Counseling Psychology (option, 15 credits); Cyberpsychology (option, 15 credits); Drug and alcohol counselling (option, 15 credits); Forensic Psychology (option, 15 credits); Health Psychology (option, 15 credits); Psychology of Learning and Education (option, 15 credits); Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology (option, 15 credits); Sex and Sexuality (option, 15 credits); Special Topics in Personality and Social Psychology (option, 15 credits); Work Psychology (option, 15 credits).

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through examinations, coursework, practical reports and presentations. Your final year will include an individual research project.


How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For up to date English language requirements please see: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/international/international-admissions/application-guidance-and-entry-criteria/english-language-requirements/undergraduate-english-requirements/

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent). We accept a broad range of equivalent level qualifications, please check the UCAS tariff calculator or contact us if you are unsure if you meet the minimum entry requirements for this course. We encourage applications from international/EU students with equivalent qualifications. We also accept mature students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £3300 Module
England £2310 Module
Northern Ireland £2310 Module
Scotland £2310 Module
Wales £2310 Module
Channel Islands £2310 Module
International £3300 Module

Additional fee information

These fees are for the 2021/22 academic year. Fees for new and returning students may change each year by an amount set under the government’s regulation. For further information about our undergraduate fees, please visit: londonmet.ac.uk/fees2021 Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things such as equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
Psychology at London Metropolitan University - UCAS