Brunel University London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Psychology with Placement

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Course summary

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This course includes two six-month placements. Psychology is an exciting subject to study as we are still looking for answers to questions about the human mind and consciousness. At Brunel, you will have the chance to immerse yourself in the accepted theories of psychology as well as the latest research that is expanding our knowledge. Our Psychology BSc is accredited by The British Psychological Society. As an accredited psychology course, should you graduate with a 2:2 grade or higher, you'll be eligible to apply for graduate membership of the British Psychological Society. Membership will be key if you choose to pursue postgraduate training and become a psychologist. Work experience while studying is a great asset, whether you choose to continue your studies in psychology or seek employment. This course offers you the unique opportunity to carry out two six-month placements in different settings. You'll know what it’s like to apply your skills in the workplace, which builds confidence and is attractive to employers. Recent placements have included the Institute of Psychiatry, Royal Free Hospital and Holloway Prison. The course will help you to develop specific skills and practical methods before allowing you to tailor your studies to your own interests in the final year by selecting modules and writing a dissertation. This prepares you for the more self-directed study of a masters and specialisation in a particular field should you choose to pursue it. Brunel offers access to extensive laboratory and technical facilities including brain imaging facilities (fMRI, EEG), psychophysics, and eye tracking. A good understanding of the equipment you may use in your work placement or in research is a useful skill to have for the future.

Course details


Year 1

  • Academic Skills in Psychology
  • Foundations of Psychology I: Learning and Social Psychology
  • Foundations of Psychology II: Brain and Cognition
  • Foundations of Psychology III: Clinical Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Seminars in Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Placement 1
Year 2
  • Advanced Academic Skills in Psychology
  • Advanced Data Analysis
  • Biological Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Conceptual and Historical Issues
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Individual Differences
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Social Psychology
  • Placement 1
Year 3
  • Placement 2
Year 4 Compulsory modules
  • Dissertation
Optional modules
  • Animal Behaviour
  • The Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Disorders of Perception and Movement Control
  • Drugs, Hormones and the Brain
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Human Sexual Diversity
  • Personality and Close Relationships
  • Practical Investigations of Mind and Brain
  • Psychoanalytic Psychology
  • Psychology of Reading and its Impairments
  • Psychology of Religion
Opting for this course means you’ll gain the skills and experience to create a stand-out CV that helps you pursue your desired career through our two six-month work placements. Your first work placement will take place during the summer term of year 1 and autumn term of year 2; and you'll carry out your second work placement during the spring and summer terms in year 3.

Professional bodies

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

  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeC800
Institution code B84
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD in any subject
Access to HE Diploma Obtain a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3.
Scottish Higher Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD in any subject and an A level at grade B
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D in any subject and A levels grade BB
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) DDD in any subject
Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF) DD in any subject and an A-level at grade B
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) D in any subject and A levels grade BB
Scottish Advanced Higher BBB
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H3
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal M2, M2, M2
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of 5 GCSEs grades C or 4 or above are required to include English Language and Mathematics.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDD in any subject
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD in any subject and an A level at grade B
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D in any subject and A levels grade BB

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Testwith no less than 55% in each subsection
TOEFL (iBT)92with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17
PTE Academic58with a minimum of 51 in all subscores

Brunel University London - English Language Requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £17355* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Psychology with Placement at Brunel University London - UCAS