City, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

You will study a broad curriculum in your first two years – learning about cognitive, behavioural and biological psychology – before having the opportunity to specialise in your final year. This degree is British Psychological Society Accredited. We offer four pathways linked to the expertise of our staff, who are all research-active academics and practitioners. Continue with our BSc Psychology degree or specialise in:

  • 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.
This flexibility offers you the chance to start shaping your CV as your career aspirations take shape.
  • Learn from internationally recognised research-active academics
  • Study cutting-edge topics related to our research activity, in areas such as Cognitive Neuroscience, Autism, Child Development, Memory, and Counselling and Health Psychology
  • Benefit from our three specialist research centres that provide a link between our research and professional practice and industry
  • Develop your research skills in our specialised psychology research laboratories
  • Boost your employability with an integrated professional training year, research assistant opportunities or volunteering."

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
  • Introduction to Clinical Psychology
  • 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

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £18770 Year 1
International £18770 Year 1

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Psychology at City, University of London - UCAS