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Psychology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #442 (QS) ,
This course is for you if you wish to study a BPS-accredited course with a broad curriculum that emphasizes human behaviour and real world applications of psychology. Benefit from an optional placement year to gain the applied practical skills required to stand out in a crowded graduate jobs market.

About

This course offers a broad psychology curriculum with an emphasis on human behaviour and real world applications of psychology. 

The course integrates theoretical psychology, techniques of psychological investigation and major areas of applied psychology. In the first two years you will focus on theoretical aspects and develop expertise in a broad range of research methodologies. In your final year you will apply your knowledge and skills to conducting original research in your chosen field, and develop specialist knowledge by selecting options to fit your interests and career goals.

You will have the option to undertake a placement year which will enhance your employabilty.

This course provides an excellent springboard for careers in professional areas of psychology including occupational, educational and clinical psychology. It is also ideal for further study, careers in local and central government, social services, industry and commerce. Our graduates have proven success in finding clinical psychology placements. 

Accreditation

BSc Psychology is accredited as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS)  provided the minimum standard of a Second Class Honours is achieved. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Approaches to Psychology
  • Attention & Perception (Cognitive Psychology)
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Learning & Memory (Cognitive Psychology)
  • Psychology and the Brain
  • Psychology Practicals
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Social Psychology
  • Advanced Statistics
  • Brain & Behaviour
  • Critical Social Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuropsychology

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    93

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. 
    • GCSE requirements: Five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above. This should normally include mathematics at grade B/5 and above. However, grade C/4 in mathematics will be accepted if an A level in a science, business, IT or economics is held at A level. A Grade C/4 in mathematics may also be accepted if the applicant holds a GCSE in another science subject at Grade B/5.

    • All applicants receiving offers will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and Aston University.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14950 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • £1,250 during placement year for UK/EU students
  • £2,500 during placement year for international students

Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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