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Interested in the study of people and their behaviour? Want to find out more about the workings of the human mind? Whether you’re looking for a specialist area of psychology or prefer to follow a general route, Northumbria University’s BSc in Psychology could be the undergraduate course for you.

You will have the option to tailor your degree through option choice and leave with one of Northumbria University’s specialist awards or choose to follow the more general BSc (Hons) Psychology degree course.

Depending upon which route you choose to take, the following awards are potential outcomes of this course:  

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (Health Psychology)
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (Clinical Psychology)
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (Business Psychology)
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (Forensic Psychology)
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (Experimental Psychology)

Northumbria University’s psychology course is taught by experienced, approachable research-active staff who take an innovative approach to learning, you will develop an understanding of the theories behind the ways we think and behave, examining a wide range of psychology disciplines including; cognitive psychology, psychobiology, developmental and social psychology.

Lab sessions give you valuable hands-on practical experience and you’ll have access to state-of-the art facilities including the Brain Performance and Nutrition Research Centre.

The work placement and your final year research project will develop your personal and professional skills, and graduates will be eligible to apply for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society.

89% of students say that they are overall satisfied with this course (National Student Survey, 2018).

 

 

For more information in relation to studying Psychology, contact Northumbria University today on 0191 406 0901 or register for Psychology course updates.

Interested in the study of people and their behaviour? Want to find out more about the workings of the human mind? Whether you’re looking for a specialist area of psychology or prefer to follow a general route, Northumbria University’s BSc in Psychology could be the undergraduate course for you.

You will have the option to tailor your degree through option choice and leave with one of Northumbria University’s specialist awards or choose to follow the more general BSc (Hons) Psychology degree course.

Depending upon which route you choose to take, the following awards are potential outcomes of this course:  

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (Health Psychology)
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (Clinical Psychology)
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (Business Psychology)
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (Forensic Psychology)
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (Experimental Psychology)

Northumbria University’s psychology course is taught by experienced, approachable research-active staff who take an innovative approach to learning, you will develop an understanding of the theories behind the ways we think and behave, examining a wide range of psychology disciplines including; cognitive psychology, psychobiology, developmental and social psychology.

Lab sessions give you valuable hands-on practical experience and you’ll have access to state-of-the art facilities including the Brain Performance and Nutrition Research Centre.

The work placement and your final year research project will develop your personal and professional skills, and graduates will be eligible to apply for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society.

89% of students say that they are overall satisfied with this course (National Student Survey, 2018).

 

 

For more information in relation to studying Psychology, contact Northumbria University today on 0191 406 0901 or register for Psychology course updates.

Course Information

UCAS Code
C800

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
3 years full time or 4 years full time with optional study abroad year

Department
Psychology

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2021

Fee Information

You will learn through hands-on practical work, enabling you to develop laboratory skills, alongside traditional lectures and seminars. In Psychology we believe in innovative teaching and use social media, apps and podcasts along with the eLearning Portal (an online application where you can access information about your course and modules), electronic reading lists, lecture capture and online submission and feedback tools to support your learning.

Your study will be geared towards honing your research and analytical skills, developing your ability to learn independently and applying your knowledge in a real world setting through your work placement.

You will be assessed through written assignments, oral and poster presentations, and examinations, culminating in a final year research project, driven by your personal interests and career aspirations.

Studying Psychology at Northumbria / Discover More

Hear from our students and find out more about studying Psychology BSc (Hons) at Northumbria.

You will learn from inspirational, approachable, research-focused staff who are passionate about their subject and who are at the forefront of developments in the field. With a teaching team spanning a range of nationalities, we have formed global networks and partnerships through research and teaching which you can draw from to enhance your learning.

Across the department we specialise in areas as diverse as sleep research; identity; trust and security in social media; human mating preferences and attractiveness; body image; and communications technology. Whatever your interests, our staff have the knowledge to support you in developing your own research skills and interests.

At Northumbria we value the importance of practical experience so we provide you with access to dedicated specialist and flexible teaching laboratories. Many of your teaching sessions in will be held in the labs, and led by research-active staff. You can also book the rooms for your own project work and individual study.

There is an extensive collection of psychological testing material to support your learning, including current editions of most of the widely used group and individual tests. You will also benefit from being immersed in an active research environment with access to Northumbria’s innovative research centres.

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Research excellence is embedded within every stage of the course. Staff are actively engaged in a wide range of research with almost three-quarters of Northumbria’s psychology research being judged to have outstanding reach and significance for its impact, placing us top 20 in the UK (REF 2014).

Psychology research is centred around the theme of Psychology and Wellbeing and this is reflected in our research specialisms of Brain Performance and Nutrition, Communication Technologies, Sleep Research, Evolution Perception and Behaviour, Language and Cognition and Cognition across the Lifespan. State-of-the-art facilities and expert staff in each area allow you to learn from those at the cutting-edge of their subject. For your final year project you will be matched with an academic closely aligned to your area of specialism to ensure you have access to the most relevant knowledge and expertise.

With accreditation by the British Psychological Society (BPS) to provide Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC), the BSc in Psychology has been developed specifically to make you job-ready on graduation. To this end we offer the opportunity to undertake a work-based placement, in areas such as mental health, brain injury and education.

A work placement is the ideal way to gain experience in your chosen career and will enable you to apply what you have learnt in the lecture theatre and lab in the real world. You will be able to work alongside, and learn from, professionals in the psychology field, building up vital networking contacts and developing key skills such as time management, communication, problem solving and self-management.

Northumbria’s Psychology BSc is designed to not only develop your understanding of the subject but also to enhance your transferable and critical thinking skills. You will graduate with practical experience and research skills, along with the confidence and independent learning ability that will stand you in good stead for a variety of careers.

With the opportunity to apply for Graduate Membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS) you can take your first steps to becoming a Chartered Psychologist and follow a career path into clinical, forensic, educational, health, counselling psychology or you may choose to go into education and further study.

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Entry Requirements 2020/21

Standard Entry

128 UCAS Tariff points
From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas or the International Baccalaureate

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Subject Requirements:
There are no specific subject requirements for this course

GCSE Requirements:
Students will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4 or C, or the equivalent.

Additional Requirements:
There are no additional requirements for this course

International Qualifications:
We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match those shown above. If you have taken qualifications outside the UK you can find out how your qualifications compare by visiting our country page www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:
International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications <

Entry Requirements 2021/22

Standard Entry

128 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth by using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

Additional Requirements:

There are no additional requirements for this course.

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

If you have qualifications from outside the UK, find out what you need by visiting www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:

International applicants shoud have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2020/21 Entry

UK/EU Fee in Year 1: £9,250

International Fee in Year 1: £15,500

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

Scholarships and Discounts

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Fees and Funding 2021/22 Entry

UK Fee in Year 1*: £9,250

* The maximum tuition fee that we are permitted to charge for UK students is set by government. Tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, these are subject to government regulations and in line with inflation.



EU Fee in Year 1: £16,000

** You may be eligible for an EU Undergraduate Scholarship


International Fee in Year 1: £16,000

 

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs



Scholarships and Discounts

Scholarships and Discounts have not been announced for 2021/22 entry, please use the links below as in indication of what schemes are available for 2020/21 entry.

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Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of online and face to face teaching due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Students will be required to attend campus as far as restrictions allow. Contact time will increase as restrictions ease, or decrease, potentially to a full online offer, should restrictions increase.

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