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, which is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), looks at a variety of topics within the field, and how these topics apply to working with people. Our psychology degree allows you to select the areas which interest you, including education, criminology, mental wellbeing, leadership, sports and exercise and more. 

    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.

    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.





    Our course is structured through taught sessions, case studies and project work. Our assessments  are throughout the year and include essays, research lab reports, presentations and producing leaflets, posters and other materials. There is only one exam in every year. 


    Questions our students have asked and answered on this course:

    • Is intelligence genetic or influenced by the environment?
    • Does the media portrayal of teenagers contribute to anti-social behaviour?
    • Does exercise improve mental health?
    • Does over protective parenting influence parent-child attachment?
    • Medication or mindfulness? Which treatments reduce the symptoms of schizophrenia?
    • What is dyslexia? And what causes it?


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

1st Year
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Introduction to psychology
  • Engaging with learning
  • Psychology in practice
  • Social psychology
  • Understanding research; theory & methods



2nd Year
  • Memory & language
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Social psychology 2
  • Thinking & learning
  • Placement
3rd Year
  • Dissertation
  • Neuropsychology
  • Working with people
  • Contemporary issues in psychology*
  • Managing dyslexia*
  • Mental health, lifelong conditions and young people*
  • Critical issues in disability and care*
  • Community psychology*
  • Psychology of sound*
  • Sport and exercise psychology*

Entry Requirements & Fees

Career Opportunities

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) which is one of the pre-requisites to becoming a Chartered Psychologist. Further postgraduate experience is also required to become a Chartered Psychologist.

Students 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, Chartered member of the BPS and fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Dr Bending’s research includes evidence-based practice in education, health and social care, using technology to support students’ learning and reflective practice.