City, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate


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City's Psychology BSc (Hons) is BPS accredited and gives students the opportunity to specialise in one of four areas of Psychology. Students that enter this popular degree can apply to one of our four specialist pathways at the end of their second year, or continue with a regular BSc Psychology degree pathway. This flexibility offers our students unique opportunities to start shaping their CVs as their career aspirations take shape. Our BSc Psychology with Pathways include:

  • BSc Psychology with Counselling and Health Psychology
  • BSc Psychology with Organisational Psychology and Behavioural Economics
  • BSc Psychology with Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience
  • BSc Psychology with Child Development
The BSc (Hons) Psychology at City encourages analytical and critical thinking while developing an understanding of the complex interactions between the human mind, brain, behaviour and experience. You will be taught by internationally recognised research-active academics, who will provide a rich curriculum and give you a wide range of experiences and insights across the full range of topics in psychology. The staff will dedicate their time to your development in academic and professional skills and a personal tutor will mentor and support you in achieving your aspirations for the future. The BSc (Hons) Psychology at City is an excellent introduction to many careers. Graduates have found that the keys skills learnt have found them roles in schools, charities, the NHS and the Crown Prosecution Service. The degree will therefore serve as an ideal stepping stone towards your future, whether it be in further education or a professional career. The degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and comprises the first stage of qualifying as a Chartered Psychologist. It also provides the necessary first degree qualification for further education on BPS-accredited Masters and Doctoral level courses.

Course details


The first year covers the main areas of psychology: cognition, development, biology and the history of psychological theories. In addition, a specialist module focuses on the training and skills needed to pursue a degree and a career as a professional psychologist. Core modules include:

  • Biological approaches to mind and behaviour
  • Cognitive approaches to mind and behaviour
  • History and theory of psychology
  • Lifespan psychology
  • Professional and academic development for psychologists
  • Research design and analysis (laboratory methods)
  • Research design and analysis (quantitative methods).
The second year advances knowledge of core subjects in psychology to meet the requirements for British Psychological Society accreditation. Core modules include:
  • Biological psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology 1
  • Cognitive Psychology 2
  • Developmental psychology
  • Personality and differential psychology
  • Research methods in psychology
  • Social psychology
Final year students conduct their own empirical research project and select six specialist modules from a wide range of modules in Psychology.

Assessment method

  • Essays
  • Problem-based assessments
  • Presentations
  • Class tests
  • Lab reports
  • Lab classes
  • End-of-year exams
In your final year you will be required to submit a dissertation based on your own empirical Psychology research, conducted under the close mentorship of an expert researcher. For active research topics please view the Department of Psychology's research pages. The assessment weighting for year one is 10%, year two is 30% and year 3 is 60%.

Professional bodies

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

  • British Psychological Society

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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