Psychology is the scientific study of the relationship between the mind, brain and behaviour. Students will study the psychological and neuro-scientific processes that underpin activities such as thinking, reasoning, memory and language, learn the consequences of brain injury and explore ways to improve health-related behaviour.
Psychology graduates tend to be highly numerate and possess high-quality essay writing and critical analysis skills. Students develop effective team working and problem-solving skills, good ICT abilities, the skills needed for independent research and excellent oral communication skills. With these transferable and valuable attributes, psychology graduates have much to offer to a variety of employers.
As more businesses recruit from a global pool of talent, we are finding new ways to help our students stand out from the crowd. We support and encourage you to take advantage of opportunities for studying and working abroad which could:
Reward you with an international outlook and cultural awareness.
Help you gain confidence and become more self-reliant.
Students have the option of transferring to the Psychology with a Year abroad Undergraduate Programme. Popular destinations include: Hong Kong, Germany, The Netherlands, North America, Australia, Poland, and Ireland.
EMPLOYABILITY Our Psychology department is ranked 5th in the UK for Graduate Prospects by The Times and Sunday Times University League Tables 2018.
Visit our employability pages to read our graduate success stories: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences/employability/
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
Singleton Park Campus
21 September 2018
Year 1 compulsory:
Academic and Professional Development
Statistics and Research Methods
Cognition I: Basic Processes
Social and Developmental Psychology
Individual and Abnormal Psychology
Year 2 compulsory:
Cognition II: Higher Level Processes
Development Across the Lifespan
Brain and Behaviour
From Individuals to Society
Research and Experimental Methods I
Research and Experimental Methods II
Final year independent research project.
Our extensive range of third year optional modules include (but are not limited to)
• Forensic Psychology
• Applied Behaviour Analysis
• Work Psychology
• Drugs and Behaviour
• Health psychology
• Issues in Cognitive Neuroscience
• Developmental Neuroscience
• Nutrition and Behaviour
• Sleep and Dreaming
Modules are subject to change and departments reserve the right to change the details.
In each year students are assessed through a combination of coursework and exams. Methods include written examinations (MCQ, short- and long-questions), essays, research reports, blog posts, case formulations, and presentations (oral and poster).
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Singleton Park Campus|
This means the year in which you would like to start the course.
‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.
‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.
You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.
The following entry points are available for this course:
We welcome applications from international students and consider a wide range of international qualifications. Details of our facilities, support and qualification equivalencies/requirements can be found on our dedicated international student pages - www.swansea.ac.uk/international/students/ International English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.0 overall with 5.5 in reading and 5.5 in writing. For further information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|A level||A A B - A B B||
For applicants offering at least one of the following subjects at A level: Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics, the typical offer will be ABB.
Please note: it is not essential to have studied any particular subjects at A level. We do not accept General Studies.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD - DDM|
|Access to HE Diploma||122 tariff points|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||34 - 33 points|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||375-390 points.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Welsh Baccalaureate requirements are as for A-Levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core Grade|
GCSE profiles need to include a minimum of 5 passes at Grade A-C, including Welsh/English Language and Mathematics.