BSc (Hons) PsychologyR1D4

    Course Overview

    Duration: Three years full time or six years part time
  • Immerse yourself in the study of people and their actions, emotions and thinking on our psychology degree. This wide-ranging psychology course looks at a variety of topics within the field, and how these topics apply to working with people.

    The course addresses the main areas of psychology; developmental, cognitive, biological, social, individual differences and research methods.  You'll also have plenty of opportunities to put this theory into practice, during placement and working with other students.

    Our course is structured through taught sessions and enquiry based learning, in order to enable students to develop their curiosity about human behaviour and produce knowledge through group and individual projects.





    At the University of St Mark & St John we place significant importance on the application of knowledge to global, national, local and individual problems and situations.

    Alongside the core modules, you will be able to design your own unique pathway through the programme, if you wish to, studying subjects such as sports and exercise psychology, education, criminology, mental well-being and leadership and management. In addition to the set modules, there is at least one module per year which invites the students to negotiate the topics they want to study. 



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* denotes an optional module and modules may vary year on year:

1st Year
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Our Social Selves
  • Psychology in Practice
  • Social Psychology
  • Understanding Research; Theory & Methods



2nd Year
  • Memory & Language
  • Qualitative Research Methods 
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Social Psychology 2
  • Thinking & Learning
  • Work based learning*


3rd Year
  • Dissertation
  • Neuropsychology
  • Working with People
  • Contemporary Issues in Psychology*
  • Understanding and Managing Specific learning difficulties*
  • Mental health, lifelong conditions and young people*
  • Critical Issues in disability and care*
  • Community Psychology*
  • Psychology of Sound*
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology*

Entry Requirements & Fees

Career Opportunities

Graduates of psychology are highly sought after, with over 86% finding employment (Campaign for Social Science, 2013). Graduates of psychology are well placed to gain employment in a wide range of local, national and international organisations and careers. They develop the values, transferable skills and knowledge which will enable them to critically embrace the challenges of the workplace, interpersonal skills to engage others and project management/research skills required by employers.

Course Leader

Our psychology degree is led by Dr Hazel Bending, a senior lecturer and fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Dr Bending’s research experience spans many fascinating areas including evidence-based practice in education, health and social care, using technology to support students’ learning and reflective practice.