Study one of the most rewarding and fascinating areas of science, where you go on a journey through the human mind and explore what makes us tick, and unlock many important reasons behind what makes us who we are, including mental health, human behaviour, and brain development.
Psychology shapes us as individuals, and our society - and is the reason behind many issues, such as why we think or have opinions on certain things, but also helps to improve our lives, where the effects of disability or injury are increasingly being understood and their effects are being mitigated, as the incredible pace of knowledge, research and technological advancement continues. Our internationally renowned academics and fantastic facilities at UEL, including VR and dedicated research labs, will allow you to experience and learn all about modern Psychology in today's climate.
What you'll learn
The Psychology (Hons) degree from University of East London will give you a broad knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of modern Psychology. You will develop a good knowledge of the influences on and factors involved in human functioning in all the core areas of Psychology:
- Biological foundations
- Cognitive Psychology
- Social Psychology
- Developmental Psychology
- Individual Differences
- Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology
- Research methods
You will also develop detailed knowledge of several specialised areas through option choice, develop knowledge of research paradigms, methods and measurement techniques, of real life applications of theory to behaviour and experience, and knowledge of how behaviour and experience can be affected by physical and mental illness. This knowledge will be backed up by subject-based practical skills such as the ability to design and conduct research, to analyse and interpret quantitative and qualitative data, and awareness of ethical issues and principles in research on human behaviour.
Key to many careers and employers - you will also develop thinking skills, including analysis and interpretation of evidence, scientific reasoning, critical thinking, and appreciation of multiple perspectives and approaches. Furthermore, other skills for life and work including communication, computer literacy (word processing, statistical software), interpersonal and group skills, numeracy and statistical competence, self-knowledge and reflexivity, and planning and time-management.
Your future career
The fantastic thing about a Psychology degree is that as well as go into professional Psychology - the skills and knowledge it gives you means you can work practically anywhere.
Our degree and teaching will give you the skills and experience in data management, data analysis, report writing, and critical and creative thinking. These are all skills that are now in the top 10 of modern employer's requirements for graduates - so the fact you will have these skills and experience means you're a step ahead and well placed for graduate employment. Furthermore, employers value psychology students because they believe they have a better understanding of human behaviour - your understanding of how people work will be a real selling point, especially later on down the line when you apply for managerial jobs.
Many of our graduates now work in social welfare, sport and leisure, education, human resource management, consumer research and advertising, marketing, media, market research and community work.
However if you choose to pursue a career in psychology, our degree provides a fantastic platform for you to continue onto postgraduate studies, so that you can specialise in an area of psychology, such as clinical, counselling, occupational and community psychology. You can study all of these degrees in-house, as we offer Masters level and Doctorate level courses, which are BPS-accredited, so you can effectively train to be a professional Psychologist without ever leaving us. From there, the career paths can lead to incredibly rewarding, satisfying and high-paying jobs in the public and private sector.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Researching Psychological Worlds
- Perspectives on Behaviour: Biological, Social and Differential
- Introduction to Cognitive and Developmental Psychology
- Keystones for Success in Psychology
- 36 months
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Must include passes at A2 in at least two subjects.
- Extended Diploma or Diploma
- Diploma with 25 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level.
International13320 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13320 GBP per year during 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Tuition Fee Loan
You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £21,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will be automatically cancelled.
You can apply for a loan to help with living costs such as food, travel and accommodation. How much you can borrow depends on where you live and study, and whether you are currently on welfare benefits. The maximum loan you can apply for is £11,671.
The government also offer the following additional support:
- Parent’s Learning Allowance
- Adult Dependants' Grant
- Childcare Grant
- Disabled Students’ Allowance
We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you're applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We've invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2017. If you're awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.
All students will receive:
- Free Samsung Galaxy Note tablet pre-loaded with core e-books, which is yours to keep
- Welcome Bursary - £140
Schemes for which you can apply
UEL Scholarship Scheme - awards range from £2,500 and £9,000 per year of study
- Family Scholarship - £1,000
- School Entrance Scholarship - £1,500
- The Helena Kennedy Foundation - £1,500
- Partner Scholarship Scheme - £1,500
- Sports Scholarships - up to £6,000
- Care Leaver and Foyer Bursary - £1,000
- Civic Engagement Scholarship - £1,000
- EU Start-up Fund (EU Only) - £1,000
- Going Global – awards range from £300 - £700
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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