48 months
13000 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The overarching aim of the Applied Psychology (Hons) course from Glasgow Caledonian University is to provide a stimulating and challenging education in applied psychology. 


In Psychology we describe, explain and predict thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Psychologists carry out research, develop theories and often try to solve practical problems. These three elements all feature strongly in this applied psychology course. Psychology’s intriguing subject matter, blend of specialist knowledge and generic skills provide its graduates with opportunities for personal growth, and many of the characteristics sought by potential employers.

The Applied Psychology (Hons) course from Glasgow Caledonian University will allow you to learn about psychological theory and research and how this can be applied to the real world. The core psychology curriculum will be contextualised with real-world examples and a suite of applied psychology modules will introduce students to different professions in psychology. This will be beneficial to graduates in seeking employment or higher study after completion of the programme. The course also offers a range of psychology modules covering the main areas of the discipline and a range of choice within other complementary disciplines.

To become a Chartered Psychologist, graduates are required to carry out further study and practice in a particular area such as Clinical, Forensic, Health, Educational, Counselling and Sport and Exercise Psychology. The BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology programme offers specialism in four of these areas: Counselling, Forensic, Health and Sport and Exercise Psychology. Students can exit with a named award in one of these areas, providing specific modules have been taken.

With a choice of final year options, you have the opportunity to specialise in a preferred area of study. By taking opional modules and undertaking a relevant research project, you can graduate with a BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology (Counselling), a BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology (Forensic), a BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology (Health) or a BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology (Sport and Exercise).

There are opportunities to spend a trimester studying abroad and you have the additional option of studying a modern language, biology or social science subject during the programme.

All programme pathways are accredited by the British Psychological Society and meet the requirements for Graduate Level Chartered Membership (GBC) with the Society.

Your career

Graduates can become a Chartered Psychologist after further study and postgraduate training in areas such as clinical, educational, health, occupational, counselling, sport and exercise or forensic psychology, or undertake research and follow an academic career.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Psychology
  • Research Methods: Philosophy and Methods
  • Research Methods: Data Management
  • Applied Psychology
  • Digital Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Scottish Higher: Standard entry requirement: ABBBB   Nat 5: C (English and Maths)Minimum entry requirement: BBBCC    Nat 5: C (English and Maths)
  • Minimum entry requirements are for widening access students only. If you are from a group that is not currently well-represented in higher education you may qualify as a widening access student. This includes living in a target postcode area, attending a target school or college, attending SWAP, are care-experienced or provide care for someone else, have refugee status or are an asylum seeker.
  • A level: BBC GCSE: C/4 (English and Maths)ILC Higher: H1 H1 H2 H2 H2   O2: (English and Maths)IB Diploma: 28 points   SG 2/Int 2/Nat 5: C (Maths)BTEC: DDM Ext Dip   GCSE: C/4 (Maths and English)SWAP: Access to Humanities/Science/Social Science - ABB
  • College HNC: Applied Biological Sciences/Food Science and Technology/Applied Sciences - graded unit B
  • IELTS score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5 (or equivalent)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13000 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • RUK: £9250

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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.

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