Study across the discipline of psychology with a focus on biological, cognitive, developmental and social aspects, with options including clinical and health. On this degree, which is recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS), you’ll learn about and gain insights into many aspects of psychology. You’ll develop a solid understanding across the subject by studying a broad range of advanced topics. You will also learn about how psychology engages with other disciplines, such as management, neuroscience, political science and psychiatry. Year 1 focuses on building your knowledge of the basic concepts, methods and theories of psychology. You’ll study biological, cognitive, developmental and social psychology, and their applications. You will learn how to be creative and rigorous in research design and analysis. Year 2 is your chance to advance your knowledge in the core areas of psychology, such as cognitive neuroscience, social psychology and developmental psychology. You'll extend your research methods, skills and project work. You will also select optional units in both semesters. In your final year, you’ll complete your dissertation and learn about psychology solutions to real-world challenges. You’ll choose from a wide range of optional units related to current research topics and the expertise of academic staff. These often cover areas that aren’t always found in other psychology degrees.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Essential Entry Requirement: GCSE Mathematics grade 7 or A GCSE English Language or Literature grade 6 or B (or equivalent from English language category A) GCSE grades are an important part of selection for this course and most students made an offer will have five or more GCSEs at grade 8, 9 or A*. Your GCSE grades will be carefully considered as part of our contextual admissions process and depending on your circumstances, we may be able to consider you with GCSE grades of mostly 6 or B. In exceptional circumstances we may be able to consider you with a 6 or B in GCSE Mathematics, providing you have strong GCSE grades in sciences and study Economics, Computing or a science at A level (or equivalent). You do not need the required grade in Mathematics if you study a higher level qualification in Mathematics or Statistics (such as an A level, AS level or a Core Mathematics qualification).
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