Psychology with Placement at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

Course summary

Following a career in the field of psychology, you can make a real difference to people’s lives. The skills and knowledge you’ll gain on this course – accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) – will put you on the path to making that difference as a chartered psychologist. Psychology can explain so much about our lives, from why we fall in love and need sleep to how others influence us. This course - taught by an academic team actively involved in leading-edge research - covers all the major areas of psychology, including cognitive, biological, social and developmental psychology, as well as individual differences and how psychology applies to everyday life. It also offers you the opportunity to specialise in your areas of interest such as counselling, criminal behaviour, mental health and occupational psychology. Your studies also develop your own abilities and understanding as you learn to consider and evaluate different perspectives; increase your self-awareness through enquiry, analysis, evaluation and reflection; build your independence and confidence through team activities and your own final-year research project. Professional Practice Year This course has the option to be taken over four years which includes a year placement in industry. Undertaking a year in industry has many benefits; you gain practical experience and build your CV. It's also a great opportunity to sample a profession and network with potential future employers. There is no tuition fee for the placement year enabling you to gain an extra year of experience for free. Why choose this course?

  • It is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is your first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist
  • Our academic team are members of the Research Centre for Applied Psychology, applying psychology to a range of ‘real world’ situations and problems
  • You benefit from a wide variety of teaching methods including workshops, problem solving, simulations, computer-based activities and guided learning
  • You take part in research studies and run your own studies as part of your learning and assessment
  • The findings of your final-year research project are made available to your peers as part of the Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference


Areas of study include:

  • Foundations to Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychological Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • Psychology in Every Day Life
  • Health and Wellbeing Psychology
  • Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Psychology and Criminal Behaviour
  • Biological and Cognitive Psychology
  • Methods of Research in Psychology
  • Psychology in Practice
  • Social Processes and Lifespan Development
  • Culture and Individual Differences
  • Psychology Research Project
  • Applied Health Psychology
  • Atypical Child and Adolescent Development: Theories and Applications
  • Coaching Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuropsychology
  • Critical Social Psychology
  • Occupational and Organisational Psychology
  • Problem Solving
  • Psychology of Language and Vision
  • Psychology of Mental Health
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Assessment method

Throughout your degree in Psychology you will encounter a wide variety of assessment types collectively designed to suit the variety of individual learning styles. Feedback is given to students for each assessment point and it is expected that you will use this feedback for your own development and to inform your completion of future assessments. Examples of the range of assessment types include: Presentations, reports, essays, group-work related assessments, computer-based assessments, portfolios, reflective journals, exams and much more. Support is provided through statistics drop-in sessions as well as staff office hours where you can discuss the progress of your projects and any challenges that you may be encountering. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate at the point of publication on the UCAS website. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website:

Professional bodies

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

  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE grade C or grade 4 in Mathematics We are happy to consider applicants with alternative qualifications and/or work experience. If you would like to check if your qualifications will be accepted please contact the Admissions Team.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Psychology with Placement at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS