BSc (Hons) Psychology
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.
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- 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
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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.
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
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.
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.
BSc (Hons) Psychology UCAS code: C800
BSc Psychology (including Foundation Year) UCAS code: 1C47
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Course duration & fees
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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.
- Glyndŵr University psychology students take part in staged crash
- First year students do presentations in our TV studio on a classic study in psychology, as part of an assessed presentation on the study skills module. Watch the video here.