• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

Whether you wish to pursue a career as a Chartered Psychologist or simply use psychology as entry into a wide range of graduate careers you’ll learn how to apply your knowledge in a variety of professional settings.  The course follows the core syllabus of the professional body, the British Psychological Society (BPS) providing you with the breadth and depth of knowledge that enables you graduate with Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership and to progress onto a specialist, accredited master's. 

The Psychology (Hons) programme at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is exceptionally well equipped with laboratories to facilitate teaching and research in each of the areas of the discipline.  

You’ll be primarily located in the multi-million pound, purpose-built Darwin Building, housing over 30 state-of-the-art laboratories providing you with a first-class learning environment. These fantastic facilities support your experiential learning with laboratories equipped to ensure you receive the skills and knowledge of immediate benefit to you and your potential employers. 

Learning

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

You’ll be taught by academics that produce first-class research, which has an impact not just in academia but in our working and everyday lives. Much of our psychological research was rated as ‘internationally excellent’ and ‘world-leading’ in the last research assessment exercise.

Accreditation

 British Psychological Society (BPS)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      Three years or four years with sandwich placement

    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:

  • Psychological Research 1: Design and Quantitative Methods
  • Psychological Research 2: Qualitative Methods
  • Social and Developmental Psychology
  • Cognitive and Physiological Psychology
  • Individual Differences
  • Neurocognitive Development & Disorders
  • Clinical Psychology

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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

  • IELTS: 6.0 with no subscore lower than 5.5

  • GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent 

  • Applications for advanced entry to the course will be considered on an individual basis. 

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    13700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13700 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

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

Funding

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