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BSc (Hons) Psychology

BSc (Hons) Psychology (including Foundation Year)

Psychology is the science of the mind, and the human brain is said to be the most complex machine on Earth. This degree opens the door to a vast exploration of the source of all thoughts and behaviours.

Psychology is the study of the human mind and behaviour as well as the thoughts, feelings, and motivation essential to that behaviour. It is one of the few subjects that has direct relevance to everyone’s life. A degree in psychology will give you a structured understanding of why people act the way they do.

On Tuesday 27th January we will be holding a Psychology taster day from 10.00am- 3.00pm

The day is an ideal opportunity for you to gain detailed information about our full time 3 year and 4 year (including foundation year) degrees . Academic staff will provide information regarding the programme, there will be opportunity to ask questions about studying with us, and you will gain a student’s perspective from students currently on the programme.  Further dates available in 2015 are 17th February and the 10th March

Booking is essential for this event; please book here. Please note: the day is a structured event, and attendance from 10am to 3pm is required.

Key facts

  • This degree provides a comprehensive study of contemporary psychology and training in the scientific basis of psychology.It is delivered by experienced and enthusiastic staff
  • You will study a wide variety of themes and types of psychology
  • This degree course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and adheres to their guidelines for the areas of psychology to be studied.
  • The degree will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical classes, project work and computer-based exercises (e.g. in research methods and statistics)
  • Throughout the course you will also develop the transferable skills of oral and written presentation, interpersonal communication, leadership, team work and time management which are essential to many careers
  • Expert guest speakers and external visits will be a feature of the course
  • Facilities used on the course include a psychometric lab, teaching laboratories with modern computing facilities, a high tech sports performance lab, experimental cubicles and a simulation lab
  • There is a thriving research culture, covering a wide range psychology areas including health psychology, social psychology, and individual differences

Practical learning in psychology

Click here to book on a Psychology taster day.

Course content

Throughout the course you will gain a greater understanding of social interaction, individual development and the way in which the brain interprets information that we deal with on a daily basis. If you’ve ever questioned people’s behaviour or reactions or wondered how the human brain works, then studying this degree will be ideal for your questioning mind and help you gain this understanding.

Typical course content:

The scientific nature of psychology is emphasised throughout the course with specific modules relating to: social psychology, developmental psychology, individual differences, cognitive psychology, and psychobiology. You will develop your statistical and research skills through regular laboratory based practicals and in the final part of the course you will complete a substantial final project on a topic of your choice.

BSc (Hons) Pyschology course modules

Meet the student

Meet the student



See what life is like for a student studying at Glyndŵr University on the Psychology Course by viewing James Houldens student profile.






Other students who studied this course:

Meet the student - Aoife Marsh

Meet the team

Phill de Prez

Victoria Woodward

Sahar N Hamid

Mandy Robbins

Emyr Williams

Sally Baker

John Payne

Christopher A. Lewis

Career opportunities

A degree in psychology opens up progression into a wide range of careers including:

  • Educational psychology
  • Occupational psychology
  • Health psychology
  • Counselling psychology

Alternatively, you could go on to postgraduate training, research or teaching.

Employability & assessment

Glyndŵr University is committed to ensuring all of our graduates are well-equipped for the world of work. Click here to read more about the success of our employability support.


You will be assessed by a combination of coursework (essays, portfolios and practical reports), presentations and examinations. You will be required to do a dissertation as part of your final year assessment.

Entry requirements & applying

BSc (Hons) Psychology 

You will need 260 UCAS tariff points at GCE A Level or equivalent, and a GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English. Appropriate AS-Level and Level 3 Key Skills qualifications will also be taken into account. A science would be an advantage, but is not essential.

Applications are welcome from anyone who exhibits the ability and experience to cope with the demands of the programme. There are arrangements in place for accrediting prior experience: entry to the degree is possible under accreditation of prior and/or experiential learning.

UCAS code: C800

BSc (Hons) Psychology (four years including Foundation Year)

Entry requirements for our kick-start year is between 80-120 UCAS points. We also take into account any work experience you have that is relevant to a particular course.

UCAS code: 1C47

Similarly, applications from international students who are able to demonstrate an ability and experience to cope with the demands of the programme are welcomed. Students whose first language is not English or Welsh should have a minimum of 5.5 IELTS (English for International Opportunity) points in all four areas of language: speaking, writing, listening and reading.  Please visit the countries page and select your country to see the relevant academic and English language entry requirements.

Part time applicants should apply direct here

Course duration & fees


Three years and four years


Get in touch


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Watch videos

We believe that as psychology is about real life, formal lectures should be enhanced by experiential learning. All set lectures in the morning are supplemented by a practical exercise in the afternoon. These practicals relate directly to the theory studied in the morning session and use the excellent and varied resources available at the university.

Check out some of the practical activties by clicking on the videos below. You can also find out more about the psychology department at Glyndŵr University by watching this short video with Professor Christopher Lewis.

Four-year degree including foundation year

If you do not meet the entry requirements for the three-year honours degree you should consider this option. The University have created a kick-start year for students to study for one year before joining the honours degree.

Students have the opportunity to study these courses as a four-year degree including a foundation year. If you do not meet the entry requirements for the three-year bachelors degree you should consider this degree. By incorporating a foundation year, we can bring you up to speed for the demands of a full three-year degree.

If you successfully complete the foundation year, you will be guaranteed a place on the full degree and will join as a first-year student. As the foundation year is not a stand-alone qualification, but part of a programme of study for an honours degree, UK students are eligible to apply for a student loan. The government fee grant for Welsh-domiciled students will also apply.

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