• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

During the BSc in Psychology (Hons) programme at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) you will attend lectures, seminars, workshops, computing and IT classes. You will take part in Psychology practicals and develop your skills in statistical analysis and report writing. Lectures are delivered to large groups, but other classes contain about thirty students. These small groups allow you to develop your understanding of psychology and to practise your communication skills. You should get to know your fellow group members, and learn to use your Personal Tutor as a source of academic advice.

You will study core areas of psychology in more depth, including Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Research Methods, Social Psychology and Physiological Psychology. You will continue to develop your skills in psychological research and report writing but work in smaller groups of 4-6 students, and take a role in designing your own studies. For instance, you might investigate how to improve people's ability to detect lies in Social Psychology, or sex stereotyping in children's television programmes in Developmental Psychology. For your 'elective' modules, you may take Applied Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Health Psychology or Neuropsychology.Taking one of these specialist Psychology elective modules would allow you to transfer to that specialist route if you found you enjoyed the area.

You complete a double module research project on an appropriate topic, from any area within psychology. This can be the most exciting part of your degree because it lets you investigate a subject in which you have a particular interest, supported by one-to-one discussions with your supervisor. The rest is made up of eight half modules selected from a wide choice, including the opportunity to do a work placement in the summer. This can be particularly useful for those who have a clear idea of the career they want to pursue.

Fantastic Opportunities

You can get involved in the research carried out by our staff, both as a participant and as a researcher, and not just through your classes and final year projects - there are paid research student internships and part-time research assistant positions available.You can also take part in conference talks, research publications and research grants - our current students regularly publish themselves, or become members of the editorial panel of ‘Diffusion’, UCLan’s own undergraduate research journal.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Part-time: Five - six years minimum.

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Methods and Practice of Psychological Inquiry
  • Introduction to Developmental and Social Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychobiology and Cognition
  • Current Topics in Psychology 
  • Psychological Research : Design and Quantitative Methods
  • Psychological Research : Qualitative Methods
  • Social and Developmental Psychology
  • Cognitive and Physiological Psychology
  • Individual Differences
  • Psychology Project

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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    80

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General Requirements

  • Our typical offer is 112-128 UCAS Points.  We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit - Distinction, Distinction, Merit
  • BTEC Diploma: Distinction*, Distinction*
  • Pass Access Course: 112 -128 UCAS Points  
  • International Baccalaureate:Pass Diploma with 112-128 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
  • GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent 

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    13450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13450 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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Part-time: £1,540 per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)

Living costs for Preston

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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