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National Accreditation given for Marjon Psychology programme

Released: 12.05.23

BPS Accreditation

The BSc (Hons) Psychology with Education programme at Plymouth Marjon University has received accreditation from the British Psychological Society (BPS). The BPS is the representative body for psychology in the UK. 

The BPS, a designated body for morality and standards in the discipline, supports and enhances the advancement of psychology through research, instruction, and implementation in education. The organisation establishes high standards and shares its findings to raise public awareness. 

Dr Hazel Bending, programme leader, said: “At our recent re-accreditation visit, the BPS commended the psychology team for its high-quality support and inclusive learning environment they provide which has had a transformative effect on students’ lives. Students highlighted how helpful, accessible and approachable the staff are. The students mentioned how homely and how inclusive the staff made them feel." 

The accreditation ensures that the programme delivers an engaging experience and appropriate resource base and that upon completion, students will be eligible to apply for Graduate Basis Chartered Membership of the BPS*. Membership is required to gain entry to various postgraduate courses and training programmes to become a practicing psychologist. 

The University now offers a varied choice of BPS-accredited programmes in both undergraduate and postgraduate routes including BSc Psychology, BSc Sport and Exercise Psychology, MSc Psychology, and MSc Applied Sport Psychology. 

Many students who study the BSc Psychology with Education programme at Marjon could go on to teacher training, education mental health training, and educational psychology training or commence employment within the wider education workforce 

By studying on a BPS-accredited programme at Marjon, students will benefit from first-class teaching and learning in small class sizes on a green and person-focused campus, learning on a programme which meets a rigorous criterion.  

Find out more about the BSc Psychology with Education course at Marjon here. 


*Terms and conditions apply; students must graduate with a 2:2 degree or higher and pay an entry fee to the BPS. 

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