Bournemouth University

Psychology Bournemouth University Degree level: Undergraduate

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We have greater flexibility with our entry requirements during Clearing, so let’s talk about your future. Call us on +44 (0)1202 966777 to find your place at BU this September.

As this degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society, you’ll be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartership once you graduate; the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist. This course provides a suitable basis for entry in to psychology, education, health & well-being as well as human resources.

You’ll learn through problem-based learning, practicals, interactive assessments, coursework, placements, research opportunities, mentor-ship from staff as well as plenty of seminars by nationally/internationally renowned researchers and practitioners throughout the year. In the final year of the course, you will have the opportunity to choose form a variety of option units, meaning you can tailor your studies to suit your personal career aspirations and interests.

At BU we offer a Research Apprenticeship Scheme to our second-year Psychology undergraduates. The scheme gives students the opportunity to work with members of the faculty on their research projects and could be on one of the many areas of expertise found amongst the staff including autism, prosopagnosia and also how not to get lost!

During you degree you’ll explore theory that covers a range of psychological approaches, and participate in practical classes that will equip you with the necessary skills to conduct your own empirical investigations of psychological phenomena, which you’ll get to carry out on regular occasions. Furthermore there is the option of completing a year in industry, plus in your final year you'll get to work closely with a member of the academic team to carry out your own experiment and research.

This course provides a suitable basis for entry to, or professional development within, psychology and research and strategic work for campaigning groups. 91% of our students are working or studying six months after graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education, 2018).

Course details

Modules

For Psychology you will study a range of subject areas including biological & cognitive psychology, experimental methods & statistical analysis, cognition & language and get to choose from a number of optional units such as forensic psychology, or mind, brain & evolution to tailor your study.

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 code C800
Institution code B50
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff We have greater flexibility with our entry requirements during Clearing, so let’s talk about your future. Call us on +44 (0)1202 966777 to find your place at BU this September.

Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if it’s included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in each component of speaking, listening and reading.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £830.

Provider information

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Bournemouth University
Talbot Campus
Fern Barrow
Poole
BH12 5BB


Clearing contact details

Future Students Enquiry Team

+44 (0)1202 966777

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Clearing Helpline opening times - 5 July - 14 August: 9am - 5pm. Thursday 15 August: 6:30am - 8pm. Friday 16 August: 8am - 6pm. Saturday 17 August and Sunday 18 August: 10am - 3pm. Normal opening times resume from Monday 19 August.


Course contact details

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