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BSc (Hons)Psychology

Tuition fee £12,500 per year
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This course will provide you with an exciting and unique learning experience, delivered by active researchers who are passionate and knowledgeable about their subject. A number of our staff have won prestigious awards for their teaching, and we believe strongly in maintaining close links between our research and teaching, which means that you will be taught by recognised international experts. We are committed to understanding the place of psychology in contemporary society, and our course content is constantly updated to provide a fresh perspective into the human mind.

The course is designed to enhance your chances of successfully gaining employment once you graduate, and many of our past students have pursued careers in clinical, counselling, forensic or occupational psychology. Others have used their degree in related professions, including human resources, management, market research, public relations and social work.

The course is structured to provide a strong psychology base from the start of your studies. What you study has been designed to meet the requirements for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society, preparing you for postgraduate training on the path to becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, practical classes and laboratory work, supported by online material and periods of independent study.

Assessment methods may include exams, in-class tests, essays, oral and poster presentations, debates, case studies, and laboratory, practical and technical reports.

Programme structure

Year 1

Subjects of study include:

Biological Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Introduction to Psychological Research Methods
Social Psychology

Year 2

Subjects of study include:

Brain, Mind and Behaviour
Data Analysis for Psychology
Individual Differences
Music and the Mind
Psychological Research at Westminster
Self and Society: Applications from Social and Developmental Psychology
Work Experience in a Psychological Setting

Year 3

Subjects of study may include:

Clinical Psychology
Cognitive Disorders
Forensic Psychology
Health Psychology
Occupational and Work Psychology
Project in Psychology
Psychology of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychology of Education
Understanding Psychological Diversity

Career opportunities

The Psychology BSc Honours course at the University of Westminster offers a comprehensive degree level education for those with an ambition to become a professional psychologist. It also equips you with many transferable skills that are highly valued by a wide range of employers, such as communication, numeracy, critical thinking and research skills. At Westminster, we very much believe that your University experience should be designed to enhance your professional life.

The course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC – provided that a minimum of lower second class honours have been obtained, and the project has been passed). This is an important stage in becoming a Chartered Psychologist since having GBC is an entry requirement for accredited postgraduate training courses in specialisms such as Clinical, Forensic, Occupational, Health, and Educational Psychology.

You will learn formally about these chartered routes and the application of psychology to real world problems through your choice of final year option modules. Similarly, extra-curricular events, such as our popular lunchtime employability talks by practicing psychologists, along with a variety of online resources will assist you in planning your professional development and shape your career aspirations. Options to take a work experience module or a placement year provide you with the opportunity to develop professional skills in a real-world setting.

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