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Psychology (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #128 (QS) Lancaster, United Kingdom
Psychology (Hons) degree offered at Lancaster University is the scientific study of how humans think and behave. Studying this programme will develop your ability to understand and support people, preparing you for a wide range of rewarding careers.
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Overview

Course Overview

You begin your studies with two Psychology modules as well as one other subject of your choice. The Understanding Psychology module covers a range of topics designed to introduce several broad themes, including how people think, how children develop, how the brain works and how people interact. Psychology (Hons) degree offered at Lancaster University is complemented by the second core module: Investigating Psychology. In your first year, you develop foundations for appreciating good research techniques and strategies, which will eventually help you to carry out your own studies.

In your second year, you build on the topics already studied so that you gain a sound background in all the essential areas of Psychology required for the British Psychological Society’s Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership. This year covers cognitive, developmental and social psychology, neuropsychology and individual differences, giving you a much deeper experience of investigating problems in Psychology.

In your final year, you will get a chance to specialise, choosing from a range of options, taught by experts in the field, such as Forensic or Clinical or Educational Psychology, the Social Psychology of Conservation and the Environment, or the Effects of Drugs on the Brain. You also get the chance to carry out a research project of your choice, supervised by a member of staff who is an experienced and active researcher.

You also have the option to graduate with either a BA or BSc – a decision that you make in your final year. Both degrees are equivalent and both are accredited by the British Psychological Society.

Careers

Our Psychology degree will equip you with both specialist and transferable skills that are valued by all employers, such as communication, critical thinking, numeracy and self-management. From research analysts to retail managers, a good grasp of human behavioural patterns and the science of the mind make psychology graduates attractive to a wide range of employers.

Some psychology graduates go on to become chartered psychologists, specialising in clinical, educational, occupational, forensic, health or sports psychology. There are also new and emerging areas such as neuropsychology, environmental psychology, consumer psychology and animal psychology. It is a fiercely competitive field which needs a strong academic background, lots of relevant work experience, determination and resilience.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Investigating Psychology
  • Understanding Psychology
  • Brain and Behaviour
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Personality and Individual Differences
  • Research Methods I: Experimental Methods in Psychology
  • Research Methods II: Asking questions, analysing responses
  • Social Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Historical and Conceptual Issues in Psychology
  • Project

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    93

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General Requirements

  • A Level AAB
  • International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects
  • BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction
  • Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject including Distinctions in the majority of units
  • Other Qualifications We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international qualifications webpage or contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    20500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Lancaster

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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