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Psychology (with placement) University of Bath Degree level: Undergraduate

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Gain a solid grounding across the discipline with a focus on biological, clinical, cognitive, health and social psychology.

This course offers the rigour of a science degree, with insights into every aspect of psychology recognised by the British Psychological Society.

In Year 1, you will gain an understanding of basic concepts, methods and theories in psychology. In Year 2, you will cover the core areas of psychology and be introduced to research methods and project work. You will be trained in experimental methods, questionnaire research and qualitative analysis.

Optional units enable you to study topics that are not always found in psychology degrees. These include health psychology and clinical psychopathology, as well as units from other subjects.

In your final year, you’ll complete a research project and select optional units relating to the current research interests of academic staff.dy.

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 code 8C92
Institution code B16
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level A*AA A*AA in 3 A levels.

Your offer can include Mathematics or Further Mathematics but not both. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.

Alternative offer:

AAA in three A levels plus one of:

grade A in an EPQ
grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate
grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives

If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D*D* D*D*D* in a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) or BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) in a relevant subject area.

We are able to consider the above BTEC qualifications in a relevant subject area. Where possible, we are looking for your BTEC qualification to include units in both Natural Sciences and Social Sciences.

If your BTEC qualification is humanities-focused, we would typically only be able to consider your application if you have strong existing GCSE performance in core science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), or equivalent qualifications. If your BTEC qualification is science-focused, we would typically only be able to consider your application if you have strong existing GCSE performance in core essay-based and humanities subjects, or equivalent qualifications.
Access to HE Diploma D: 39 credits A pass in the Access to HE Diploma, with at least 39 credits achieved at Distinction.

We are able to consider the Access to HE Diploma for entry. We are looking for you to demonstrate a high academic standard, and provide evidence of a strong interest in Psychology demonstrated by extra-curricular activity, research or work experience. We are also looking for your Access to HE Diploma qualification to include units in relevant subject areas, such as Social Sciences and Natural Sciences.

You must achieve an A grade at GCSE Maths or have completed at least 6 units of Level 3 Maths awarded at Pass or higher. We will also typically be looking for you to have achieved a minimum grade B in GCSE English and have a preference for students who have achieved a grade A or higher. If you do not have this grade, please get in contact with us to discuss this before applying.

If your Access to HE Diploma qualification is in Humanities or Social Science, we are typically only be able to consider your application if you have strong existing GCSE performance in core science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), or equivalent qualifications.

You may be asked to submit a relevant piece of marked coursework for consideration.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D2, D3, D3 D2, D3, D3 in three principal subjects.

Alternative offer:

D3, D3, D3 in three principal subjects plus one of:

grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives
grade A in an EPQ
grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate

If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points 36 points overall and 7, 6, 6 in 3 Higher Level subjects.
Scottish Advanced Higher AA AA in two Advanced Highers plus AAAAA in five Scottish Highers.

GCSE requirements
GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 plus GCSE English grade B or 6 (or equivalent from category A). We have a preference for candidates with strong previous academic achievement, for example, grade A or 7 in all relevant GCSEs, particularly Mathematics.

For further qualifications information and English Language equivalents, please see: go.bath.ac.uk/psych


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Tuition fees can be found on our web pages and are liable to increase annually. UK, EU and Islands fees are regulated by the UK government and are subject to parliamentary approval. For all other fees, you should budget for an increase of up to 5% for every further year of study. For information on tuition fees visit our web pages: http://www.bath.ac.uk/topics/tuition-fees/ For information about our scholarships and bursaries visit: http://www.bath.ac.uk/campaigns/bursaries-and-scholarships-for-undergraduate-students/

Provider information

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University of Bath
Claverton Down
Bath
BA2 7AY


Course contact details

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Undergraduate Admissions Office

01225 383019