Bournemouth University

Psychology Bournemouth University Degree level: Undergraduate

Back

Course options

Course summary

TEF Silver

Bournemouth University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

Find out more about the TEF.

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
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 - 120 points The entry requirements for this course are 112 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM 112 tariff points (Grade DMM)
Access to HE Diploma 112 - 118 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades.
Scottish Higher 112 - 120 tariff points from Scottish Highers
Extended Project We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by two A-level sized qualifications to meet the overall UCAS tariff.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English Language or English Literature and Mathematics grade 4 (or grade C in the old grading system). We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 - 31 points
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D* 112 tariff points (Grade D*D*)
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM 112 tariff points (Grade DMM)
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* 112 tariff points (Grade D*D*)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) We accept this qualification as part of the overall tariff.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.

Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships. 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 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 £15,000 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): £850.

Provider information

Visit our website

Bournemouth University
Talbot Campus
Fern Barrow
Poole
BH12 5BB


Course contact details

Visit our course page
Future Student Enquiries