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BSc (Hons)Psychology

Birmingham City University
United Kingdom, Birmingham
Tuition fee £12,000 per year
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If you’re interested in human behaviour and want to investigate the factors which contribute to general patterns of behaviour, psychological functioning and experience, then the study of psychology could be right for you.

The course is fully accredited by the British Psychological Society and we offer a fascinating investigation into how individuals behave, think, perceive and interact with the world, as well as the impact others can have on them.

The course helps you answer questions such as why criminals re-offend, why people become depressed, and why certain individuals are prone to psychological or mental disorders. You’ll also explore the key areas of psychology, including their historic and scientific development, and relevance to contemporary issues.

You’ll learn to think critically and creatively, gain appropriate research methods and skills, and explore the ethical considerations within psychological research.

You’ll be able to tailor your degree through a choice of optional modules in a range of psychological disciplines including: health, criminal, forensic, business and organisational.

In your final year, you’ll conduct research into an area of psychology of your choice, supervised by a specialist tutor.

Programme structure

At the start of your learning journey, we will manage your transition into university by introducing you to core psychological knowledge and promoting the development of intellectual, research, employability and independent learning skills.

In your second year, you will refine these skills and develop critical thinking. The final stages of your degree involve application of these skills in research, real-world and employability contexts, ensuring that you are a well-rounded, employable graduate that can easily adapt to the continuing societal changes presented in the 21st century.

Over the course of your degree, there will be increased emphasis on practical and transferrable skills. You will collect, comprehend and examine data effectively, becoming increasingly computer literate in a number of statistical packages and experimental equipment. As you progress, you will also learn more advanced areas of qualitative and quantitative psychology. You will then be able to apply these skills in your final year as part of your Integrative Psychology Project, in which you will address a novel problem in a research area of your choice.

Examples of formative activities include essays, research proposals, semi-formal debates, individual group presentations, multiple choice questionnaires, quizzes, online forums and mock exams. We also offer scheduled one-to-one meetings and office hours for more detailed feedback if required. The formative activities will help you complete your summative assessments with a clear focus and confidently.

Career opportunities

A psychology degree opens up a wide range of career opportunities both within and outside the psychology field. Within the psychology field you can become a qualified psychologist, after postgraduate studies, leading to roles in clinical psychology, educational psychology, forensic psychology, health psychology and other career paths.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States