Psychology

Aston University, Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Our three year BSc (Hons) Psychology course offers a broad psychology curriculum with an emphasis on human behaviour and real world applications of psychology. The course integrates theoretical psychology, techniques of psychological investigation and major areas of applied psychology. In the first two years you will focus on theoretical aspects and develop expertise in a broad range of research methodologies. In your final year you will apply your knowledge and skills to conducting original research in your chosen field, and develop specialist knowledge by selecting options to fit your interests and career goals. Completion of the course will provide you with an excellent springboard for careers in professional areas of psychology including occupational, educational and clinical psychology. It is also ideal for further study, careers in local and central government, social services, industry and commerce. Our graduates have proven success in finding clinical psychology placements. Key course benefits:

  • Accredited as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS) provided the minimum standard of a Second Class Honours is achieved, this is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.
  • 90% of students found the course intellectually stimulating (National Student Survey, 2019)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Research Quality (Psychology, Complete University Guide, 2020).

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Begin your journey into this fascinating subject by studying the key topics that will form the basis of your psychology degree. Covering topics from biological and cognitive psychology to an introduction to clinical psychology, you’ll learn about psychology as an academic history, how to articulate your gained knowledge of core theories and concepts and discover more about the possible graduate career pathways open to you and the attributes you’ll need to succeed in them. Year 2 In your second year you will continue your psychology education journey by building on the core grounding you gained in your first year, as well as being introduced to exciting new subject areas such as the brain, behaviour, neuropsychology and learning. You’ll gain the skills required to communicate appropriate critical thinking, develop your ability to use a wide range of statistics and qualitative methods and acquire an advanced understanding of both historical and contemporary psychology theories and concepts. Final year During your final year you will get the chance to conduct a final year project in an area of interest to you, with individual support from a member of staff. This will enable you to identify a research question and hypothesis, which you will then design, execute and report a sustained and independent project around. Alongside this you will get the chance to pick a variety of modules options that fit your interests and career goals, module option topics include psychology of illness, brain imaging and affective disorders. For more information, please visit our website.


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 A80
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 BBB in any three A levels. BBC in any three A levels plus grade B in either Core Maths or Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). BCC in any three A levels for Contextual offer students (more details https: //www2aston.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/contextuaI-offer). Excluded Subjects: We welcome the following subjects as an additional A level, but not as one of the core three A levels - General Studies, Critical Thinking, Citizenship Studies. We welcome applications from students who have tried to improve their examination grades by taking resits and only your latest grades will be accepted. We treat these applications in exactly the same way as other applications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits M: 15 credits P: 0 credits We accept the QAA-recognised Access Diploma which must consist of 45 credits at Level 3. You must obtain a minimum of 30 distinction and the rest must be at merit or distinction. Please note that we do not accept the English and Maths components within the Access qualification and you must meet the GCSE entry requirement. Subjects Accepted: Humanities, Social Sciences, Health and Social Care, Applied Science, Biology combined with Chemistry, Biomedical Science, Biosciences, Combined Sciences, Health Sciences, Health Sciences Professions, Life Sciences, and Sciences
Scottish Higher BBBBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD With this BTEC you must also achieve a grade B one A Level subject. Contextual off students must also achieve a grade C in one A Level subject (more details https: //www2aston.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/contextuaIoffer).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D With this BTEC you must also achieve grades BB in two A Level subjects. Contextual off students must also achieve a grade BC in one A Level subject (more details https: //www2aston.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/contextuaIoffer).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 31 points 31 points overall and must include grades 5, 5, 5 in Higher Level subjects. You must also have Standard Level grade 5 in both Mathematics and English.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Five GCSEs which must include Mathematics and English all at grade C/4. Please note we do not accept Key skills or Functional skills in place of these.

Admissions Review Process All candidates are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, any experience, references and motivation. Whilst the grades listed here are our entry requirements, we understand that predicted grades are only an estimate. We will therefore consider applicants with lower predicted grades if the application is of a high standard which includes a strong personal statement and academic reference. However, any offer made will not be lower than stated in our entry requirements. Find out more about our admissions policy on our website. Applicant Visit Days Once you have received an offer, you will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and Aston University.


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
International £15600 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/EU students and £2,500 for International students. * Please note that the tuition fees stated are for 2020 entry. 2021 tuition fees are subject to approval and will be published on this website at the earliest opportunity **The latest information relating to EU fees for 2021 can be found on the UCAS website at: https://www.ucas.com/finance/finance-international-and-eu-students. The University is currently reviewing EU fees in response to recent government announcements and will publish EU fees for 2021 in due course. *** International Students: Tuition fees for international students are reviewed annually and may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI) to take account of the University’s increased costs of delivering the Programme. When undertaking a placement year a placement year fee applies.
Psychology at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS