Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Open University Validating Partnership, British Psychological Society


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Course summary

BSc Hons Psychology Psychology tackles on every aspect of life because it is the study of human beings, their behaviours, cognitive skills, emotions and development. Furthermore, who you are, your future self, and your choices are determined by your relationships and the way you interact with other people. A degree in Psychology is a great way to better understand yourself, the world that surround you and all the dynamics that guide human life, so that you can improve both your life and your career skills. Here are just a few great reasons why we think you should learn the main theories and findings of Psychology: • As you learn more about how development occurs, how personality forms, and how factors like society and culture impact behaviour, you might learn to identify the characteristics and situations that have impacted your own life so that you can exert a certain degree of control on them; • You will learn more about topics such as the scientific method, decision-making, and problem-solving, all of which might help you raise your ability to think deeply and critically about different issues; • Having a basic understanding of psychological research methods can help you better understand some of the many claims that you will read in books, magazines, professional journals, as well as in television shows, and movies. Becoming a better informed consumer of Psychology means that you will be equipped to sort out the truth from the fiction surrounding many common myths about Psychology; • You will be able to better understand the influences and motivations behind somebody’s actions, increasing as a result your capacity to make predictions on other people’s behaviours and feelings. Studying subjects such as emotion, language, and body language can help you tune into with others and improve your interpersonal communication skills. The latter are usually very well appreciated and useful in any professional path you are willing to pursue. It is not a coincidence that about most of psychology graduates go on to careers related to or outside of psychology. The reason being is that studying for an undergraduate degree in psychology can help you to prepare more broadly for a variety of careers by developing your mind, mature judgement and graduate skills. This is particularly important if you are seeking a career which is not necessarily in clinical psychology (e.g. occupational Psychology, human error, HR, consumer behaviour analyst, social worker, research in Psychology and so on), but you still want to pursue psychology as your main professional skillset. Because different areas of psychology encompass a range of topics including philosophy, biology, and physiology, this will finally help you gain a richer understanding of these related areas. Our BSc Hons Psychology promotes critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity with respect to psychological, social and communicational issues. Why study BSc Hons Psychology at NCIUL? At NCIUL you will learn from the leading research of faculty staff in their specialist areas from Clinical Psychology, Social Psychology to Forensic Psychology and Biological Psychology. That will enable you to acquire an advanced understanding of contemporary psychological and psychological-related issues.

Course details


Level 1 Compulsory: Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology; Introduction to Research Methods; Philosophical Foundations of Psychology; Biological Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Clinical Psychopathology. Level 2 Compulsory: Intermediate Research Methods; Individual Differences; Qualitative Research Methods; Cognitive Psychology. Optional: Clinical Psychopathology; Psychology of Sexuality and Gender; Consciousness and Language Sciences; Group Dynamics; Health Psychology. Level 3 Compulsory: Social Psychology; Individual Differences; Forensic Psychology; Dissertation. Optional: Advanced Psychobiology; Individual Differences in Attention, Memory and Awareness; Advanced Research Methods; Psychodynamic Psychology.

Assessment method

You can expect a mix of coursework, essays, exams, and activity-based assignments.

Professional bodies

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

  • Open University Validation Services

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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Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 85 points
A level CCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma M: 20 credits P: 15 credits
Scottish Higher CCCCCC
GCSE/National 4/National 5 5 GCSE/IGCSE at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6

or equivalent

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Face to Face Attendance: 8,500£ Distance Learning Attendance: 6,000£ International Students: 9,000£ Every year NCIUL releases a number of Funding and Bursaries that are intended to reward highly motivated students as well as support those who might face any financial hardship. Visit for more detailed information.
Psychology at NCIUL - UCAS