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Psychology can change lives for the better.On this BSc Psychology (Hons) degree at University of Portsmouth, which is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), you’ll study the mind and behaviour, examine how people think, act and feel – and take your first steps towards a career that really matters.

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Psychology can change lives for the better.

On this BSc (Hons) Psychology degree, which is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), you’ll study the mind and behaviour, examine how people think, act and feel – and take your first steps towards a career that really matters.

Course highlights

  • Access specialist psychology equipment and facilities including an observation suite, toddler and infant laboratory, psychophysiology laboratory, and digital analysis and video editing suite
  • Have the chance to study abroad or take part in a year-long work placement, boosting your employability prospects after the course
  • Create your own bespoke final year by choosing the subjects and specialisms that most interest you from a fully optional module list
  • Be inspired by regular one-on-one tutorials with experienced psychology practitioners involved in trailblazing research, including the Centre for Comparative and Evolutionary Psychology and the Dog Cognition Centre
  • Become eligible to apply for graduate membership of the British Psychological Society (with a 2:2 or higher)

Careers and opportunities

When you graduate, you’ll be ready to continue your training to become a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol).

On the course, you'll be able to customise your final year to your own preferred field of study and choose modules that lay the groundwork for a professional specialism, including sport psychology, educational psychology, and clinical and health psychology.

After completing your BSc (Hons) Psychology, the next step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist would be a Masters in your chosen specialism, such as MSc Forensic Psychology, MSc Health Psychology or MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology.

Or, if there's another sector you'd rather go into, you'll also have what you need to take on roles in health associated professions, marketing, and education – to name just a few. 

What can you do with a psychology degree?

As a Chartered Psychologist, areas you could specialise in include:

  • clinical psychology
  • sports psychology
  • counselling psychology
  • educational psychology
  • forensic psychology
  • occupational psychology

The transferable skills you'll learn are also in demand in other fields, such as:

  • teaching (with additional training)
  • social welfare
  • police work
  • research
  • marketing

Programme Structure

Core modulesClose all

Animal Behaviour - 20 credits

You'll get an appreciation of how human and animal behaviour can be studied at different levels.

Applying Psychological Research Skills - 40 credits

Introduction to the different research methods, data analysis techniques and report writing conventions used in psychological research. 

Exploring Psychology - 40 credits

Develop the key skills you need for studying psychology, through the discussion of set psychological topics.

Perspectives in Psychology - 20 credits

Look at historical, conceptual and methodological approaches to psychology, learning how it developed as a discipline.

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Academic requirements

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Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

120-128 points from 3 A levels, or equivalent.

Tuition Fee


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Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
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