BSc (Hons) Psychology

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UCAS Code:C800
Course Length:3 Years Full-Time
Start Dates:September 2019, September 2020
Department:Department of Psychology
Location:Edge Hill University
Example Offers:BBB (A Level) or DDM (BTEC)
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British Psychological Society

  • Study a degree accredited by the British Psychological Society;
  • Discover everything you want to know about the science of mind and behaviour and explore the differences that make each one of us unique;
  • Link theoretical concepts of psychology into real world situations.

Psychology is the scientific study of how humans function biologically, socially and mentally. On this degree you will learn about a diverse range of issues, such as how children learn, socially interact and develop language, what we know about psychological and mental illnesses, how they occur and how they can be treated, why racism is prevalent in our modern world, and why failures in memory lead us to make mistakes when recalling a crime. You will also develop the research skills necessary to investigate the human mind and behaviour and explore what it is that makes each one of us unique. This degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society.

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    I liked the fact that the course at Edge Hill is accredited by the British Psychological Society and everyone I spoke to at the open day gave very positive feedback.
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    During my course I decided to undertake the role of a student blogger as it is something that not only suits my love of technology and writing, but also appealed because I enjoy helping people."
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    I now have a whole new perspective on the workplace. My technical and communication skills have benefited tenfold, as has my confidence.
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    I've learnt a huge amount and truly appreciated the support offered by the lecturers, as well as the genuine enthusiasm they show for their specialism.
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    It was really important to me that I not only studied a subject that interested me, but that I did this at a university that was right for me too.
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Course in Depth

What will I study?

Year 1 begins with introductory modules in psychology. You will cover cognitive and biological psychology and explore the relationship between brain and behaviour, perception, memory and intelligence. The course then progresses onto aspects of social and developmental psychology, personality and individual differences. You will be introduced to research methods and data analysis and be involved in practical research work. A dedicated module will look at how psychology can relate to real world situations.

There is an opportunity to develop academic, personal and interpersonal skills in a specially designed module called Essential Skills in Applied Psychology. Emphasis also includes student personal development, career aspirations and employability.

Year 2 introduces applied psychology. You will study four major interrelated areas of psychology (social, developmental, biological and cognitive) helping to develop a critical awareness, improve interpersonal and social skills and understand human behaviour. More advanced research methods will be introduced and there is an opportunity to study an applied module considering professional issues in areas such as occupational, clinical, educational, health and forensic psychology.

The Year 3 dissertation allows you to conduct your own research into an area of psychology that interests you and then report and discuss the implications. You will also study personality and individual differences and dedicated employability modules along with options in specialised areas of psychology, which reflect the research interests and expertise of the staff.

How will I study?

Our teaching methods vary from traditional style lectures to tutorials, seminars and workshops. There is a well-equipped laboratory facility consisting of a teaching lab, audio visual suite and soundproof cubicles for conducting experiments. We have a wide range of IT facilities, including experiment generation and statistical packages.

How will I be assessed?

Most modules are assessed by a mixture of examination and coursework though some are assessed solely by coursework. Coursework assignments might be essays, research project reports, portfolios, group presentations, posters, or the critical analysis of research papers. In addition, in Year 3 you complete a dissertation.

Who will be teaching me?

The Psychology programme team are research active, particularly in the areas of thinking and reasoning, educational psychology, work psychology, psychological aspects of substance abuse, health psychology, close relationships and the functioning of working memory.

Team members have been published in major national and international peer reviewed journals such as the British Journal of Psychology, Counselling Psychology Quarterly, The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology and The Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.

A Great Study Environment

BSc (Hons) PsychologyThe £6m Law and Psychology building provides contemporary teaching and learning facilities for students in the Department of Psychology and the Department of Law and Criminology.

The three-storey building includes a 265-seat lecture theatre, seminar and tutorial rooms, and social learning areas which encourage a more informal and interactive style of learning. There are also specially designed experimental facilities for psychological research.

Psychology resources include state-of-the-art eye trackers, transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) methods, and near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) for examining cognitive functioning and brain activity. Other specialist laboratories include a group testing laboratory, two bi-directional observation rooms, a ‘bar simulation laboratory’ (for alcohol research), audio-visual suites and dedicated IT facilities equipped with subject specific software installed to support experimental work.


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Year 1

PSY1109Essential Skills in Applied Psychology (20 credits)

Essential Skills in Applied Psychology develops a range of academic, personal and interpersonal skills designed to enhance your potential both within and beyond university. The focus is on harnessing key undergraduate skills such as academic reading, writing and critique, group working, finding and presenting information, time management, self-awareness and reflection, and applying them in the context of the degree subject. The module takes a holistic approach to applications of theory.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

PSY1111Introduction to Personality, Social and Developmental Psychology (20 credits)

Introduction to Personality, Social and Developmental Psychology will familiarise you with the approaches and concepts central to the study of behaviour. The module explores the historical and theoretical concepts of personality and individual differences, social cognition and social and cognitive development.

Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Written Exam(s): 50%.

PSY1112Introduction to Cognitive and Biological Psychology (20 credits)

Introduction to Cognitive and Biological Psychology considers the processes underlying behaviour (such as perception, sensation and memory) and how human beings are embedded in their world (e.g. by way of their shared biology and learned knowledge). In this way, the module aims to equip you with a broad understanding of basic theories and concepts and a range of interrelated approaches towards the psychological study of human behaviour.

Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Written Exam(s): 50%.

PSY1117Real World Psychology (20 credits)

Real World Psychology takes a hands-on approach to studying some of the core topics in psychology and introduces you to areas of everyday life where psychology plays a useful role, or where it can help to explain why certain behaviours occur. You will learn to relate your understanding of psychological theories, concepts and research methods to real-world situations (e.g. topical issues in the news) and engage with current research activities being conducted within the department.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

PSY1118Investigating Psychology 1 (20 credits)

Investigating Psychology 1 demonstrates the key approaches to research in cognitive, developmental, social, and biological psychology. You will develop your skills in experimental design, data analysis and data interpretation, and receive training, support and practice in the use of SPSS software to examine psychological research. The module will also enable you to prepare written research reports on studies conducted.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

PSY1119Investigating Psychology 2 (20 credits)

Investigating Psychology 2 demonstrates the key approaches to research in cognitive, developmental, social, and biological psychology. You will develop your skills in experimental design, data analysis and data interpretation, and receive training, support and practice in the use of SPSS software to examine psychological research. The module will also enable you to prepare written research reports on studies conducted.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

Year 2

PSY2112Developmental Psychology (20 credits)

Developmental Psychology addresses the processes involved in key aspects of human development and their relevant applications in real world settings. It will focus mainly (though not exclusively) on development in childhood including areas such as cognition, memory, language, emotional, and social development. Emphasis will be placed on the evaluation of key theories and psychological research that have informed our understanding of development in these areas.

Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Practical(s): 50%.

PSY2113Social Psychology (20 credits)

Social Psychology reveals the extent to which social influences and interactions are pervasive in affecting individual behaviour, while also considering how the actions of an individual in turn affect other individuals and groups. You will develop an awareness of the relationship between person and situation and examine how this dynamic relationship both influences, and is crucial to, the understanding of behaviour.

Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Written Exam(s): 50%.

PSY2114Cognitive Psychology (20 credits)

Cognitive Psychology will examine both classic and contemporary research that has led to the development of theories regarding how attention, perception and memory all function. The module will also examine how each of these components interact during everyday tasks. You will consider how thinking, language and emotion enable us to reason about, and interact meaningfully with, the external world, gaining an understanding of the processes used to communicate, comprehend, and use information and knowledge.

Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Written Exam(s): 50%.

PSY2115Biological Psychology (20 credits)

Biological Psychology studies the human nervous system, including its structure and functioning. There will be a particular focus upon the brain. You will learn in detail the processes by which messages are passed through the system and the way the brain interacts with the hormones of the endocrine system in order to preserve life. The methods by which the brain is commonly researched will also be explored in order to provide a basis for understanding much current research and theorising in psychology.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

PSY2116Research Methods and Data Analysis (20 credits)

Research Methods and Data Analysis provides you with the skills necessary to design, execute and report your own research. A particular emphasis is placed on data analysis: quantitative techniques (analysis of variance and regression) and qualitative techniques (grounded theory and phenomenological analysis). These data analysis skills will be essential for carrying out dissertations and are also highly valued by employers.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

PSY2117Applying Psychology (20 credits)

Applying Psychology develops knowledge in key areas (occupational, health, forensic, educational, sports) enabling you to understand, discuss and critically evaluate research, both within a framework of psychological theory and in terms of practical implications. You will learn to apply knowledge in developing ideas for community initiatives based on psychological theory in an applied area of interest.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

Year 3

PSY3129Personality and Individual Differences (20 credits)

Personality and Individual Differences is a module designed to develop your appreciation of individual differences in the study of human behaviour. In particular, the module will examine how individual differences interact in almost every example of psychological research with experimental or situational paradigms to produce results differing profoundly for individuals of different personalities, different capacities and different motivations.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

PSY3135Dissertation (30 credits)

Dissertation requires you to carry out a piece of research for which, with tutorial support, you have responsibility for designing, gathering data, analysing data, and reporting the findings. You will work independently and demonstrate a high degree of autonomy and initiative in managing your work.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

PSY3136Reflections and Future Directions (10 credits)

Reflections and Future Directions considers the historical and conceptual issues in psychology from an informed perspective, using knowledge and understanding acquired throughout the degree. You will learn to acknowledge your own individual role as a prospective psychology graduate within a wider context, recognising and maximising the skills acquired throughout the programme, in preparation for future employment or further study.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

You will select three of the following modules:

EDP3102Psychological Predictors of Learning and Achievement (20 credits)

Psychological Predictors of Learning and Achievement examines how psychological factors can influence, and are in turn influenced by, learning and achievement. The module will focus on the beliefs of students about themselves as learners (including individual perceptions of one’s own abilities and competencies), academic motivation, academic emotions (particularly a fear of failure) and the classroom environment.

Assessment: Written Exam(s): 50%, Practical(s): 50%.

EDP3104Special Educational Needs (20 credits)

Special Educational Needs examines special educational needs (SEN) within the school system by providing an understanding of psychological research and its applicability to this area. The module will take into consideration the policies and strategies behind supporting SEN in school, with particular attention to autism and dyslexia. In addition, this module will explore both the history of SEN and the new direction it is taking.

Assessment: Coursework: 75%, Practical(s): 25%.

EDP3105Foundations for Learning (20 credits)

Foundations for Learning examines some of the key areas in early years education from a psychological perspective. The primary focus will be on communication and language development, physical education, and personal, social and emotional development. The module will critically evaluate how development in these areas may be enhanced via play, movement activities, music, song and drawing. The concept of school readiness will be critically evaluated, with particular reference to international comparisons in the development of pre-school foundation skills, as well as the longer term impact on subsequent academic attainments and socio-emotional development.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

PSY3120Work Psychology (20 credits)

Work Psychology develops your understanding of the application of psychology to people in terms of their lives at the workplace, their economic and work-relevant behaviour, and as participants in organisations. The module builds on knowledge acquired in earlier modules such as knowledge, skill, and decision making in cognitive psychology, individual differences in social psychology, and motivation. Many of the themes identified are explored in an applied context in this module.

Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Practical(s): 50%.

PSY3122Psychology of Substance Misuse (20 credits)

Psychology of Substance Misuse examines various aspects of substance misuse (including the misuse of alcohol) from a psychological perspective which will also be informed by other academic perspectives, such as those of brain science and sociology respectively. A broad range of psychological consequences of substance misuse, such as memory impairments, will be studied and the psychological interventions for substance misuse will be examined.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

PSY3123Clinical and Abnormal Psychology (20 credits)

Clinical and Abnormal Psychology introduces you to the study of abnormal psychology and psychiatric disorders. The module will provide you with a thorough understanding of a variety of perspectives in psychology and how they apply to specific mental disorders. You will also develop your understanding and assess the relative merits of a medical/clinical model (diagnosis and treatment) of specific disorders, which will include schizophrenia (and other personality disorders), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders, bipolar-mood disorders and cognitive disorders related to aging and autism. Overall, the module will encourage you to critically analyse the medical model of mental disorders, as seen from the historical, social, psychopharmacological (neuroscience/neuropsychological) and medical perspectives.

Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

PSY3130Research Technologies and Tools (20 credits)

Research Technologies and Tools gives you practical experience of using research technologies commonly used within the discipline such as E-Prime (an experimental presentation software used for measuring reaction times), Biopac (a physiological arousal measurement tool) and diagnostic tools (such as the Wechsler Abbreviated Intelligence Scale). These skills will be useful for all students wishing to conduct further Postgraduate studies in Psychology, where an understanding of research technologies will be advantageous.

Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

PSY3131Psychology and the Virtual World (20 credits)

Psychology and the Virtual World will examine psychological underpinnings and experiences associated with a range of different virtual environments. These include video gaming, internet use and social networking. There will be a particular focus on the application of recent psychological research and how it provides an insight into the technological experiences which comprise a substantial part of modern day life.

Assessment: Coursework: 60%, Practical(s): 40%.

PSY3132Applying Psychology to Lifestyle Behaviour (20 credits)

Applying Psychology to Lifestyle Behaviour explores the role of psychology applied to the context of lifestyle. Specifically, the module considers the application of theory and evidence-based research to help you better understand, predict and change lifestyle-related behaviours. In addition this module will elucidate how psychological concepts are linked to both healthy and unhealthy lifestyles in the real-world.

Assessment: Written Exam(s): 40%, Practical(s): 60%.

PSY3133Applied Psychopharmacology (20 credits)

Applied Psychopharmacology examines the mechanisms by which drugs, both legal and illegal, exact their effects once consumed. Examples of illegal drugs to be covered include cannabis, ecstasy (MDMA) and cocaine, whilst coverage of legal drugs will include alcohol and caffeine. Consideration will also be given to some common food ingredients such as polyphenols.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

PSY3138Mind, Brain and Behaviour: The Foundations of Psychological Explanation (20 credits)

Mind, Brain and Behaviour: The Foundations of Psychological Explanation is concerned with psychological explanation in two contexts: first, in our everyday use of psychological concepts, and secondly, as it is informed by research in disciplines such as psychology, cognitive neuroscience, philosophy, linguistics and artificial intelligence.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

PSY3139Forensic Psychology: Eyewitnesses and Suspects (20 credits)

Forensic Psychology: Eyewitnesses and Suspects examines the expanding field of forensic psychology. The aim is to help you understand human behaviour and its underlying thoughts, feelings and motivations, with particular reference to criminal behaviour. You will develop the expertise to assess evidence about human behaviour and garner a wide range of skills in relation to forensic investigation. You will be introduced to some of the skills that forensic psychologists use when investigating eyewitness reports and offenders and consider related theories and associated research evidence.

Assessment: Coursework: 60%, Written Exam(s): 40%.

PSY3140Psychology in the Courtroom (20 credits)

Psychology in the Courtroom specialises in the area of ‘applied’ forensic psychology and examines psychological underpinnings and experiences associated with a range of factors that influence decision making in the courtroom. These include jury decision making, expert witness testimony, witness credibility, defendant appearance and cross-examination techniques. Across the module, there will be particular focus on how psychological theory and research has aided our understanding of real-world issues in an applied context.

Assessment: Coursework: 60%, Written Exam(s): 40%.

PSY3142Social Neuroscience (20 credits)

Social Neuroscience is a module focused on social interaction, recognising it as a critical aspect of day-to-day life, crucial to how we perceive each other, how we interpret behaviour and intentions, and then plan and react accordingly. It will explore the different processes and abilities that together make social interaction possible, as well as the impairments and deficits that can occur.

Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Practical(s): 50%.

PSY3143Cognitive Neuroscience (20 credits)

Cognitive Neuroscience explores an area that aims to understand the mechanisms of human thought by asking how mental processes such as perception, memory, language and emotion are implemented within the brain. An explosion of new methods dependent on computers and brain imaging has led to enormous progress in this field and allows an array of new problems to be tackled directly. This module provides you with an understanding of how research in cognitive neuroscience has informed our understanding of cognitive processes in the brain. You will discover how to describe and critically evaluate the experimental methods most frequently used by psychologists working in cognitive neuroscience and explore their relative suitability in a variety of domains.

Assessment: Coursework: 60%, Practical(s): 40%.

PSY3144Psychology of Language (20 credits)

Psychology of Language provides you with the fundamental issues in the psychological study of language. The issues include language production and comprehension, first and second language acquisition on the oral and sign domains, language disorders, and various applied topics (such as embodiment, and language in the internet). The module also introduces research methods in psycholinguistics.

Assessment: Coursework: 60%, Practical(s): 40%.

Optional modules provide an element of choice within the programme curriculum. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by timetabling requirements.


Timetables for your first week are normally available at the end of August prior to enrolment in September. You can expect to receive your timetable for the rest of the academic year during your first week. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information, however our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.

Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Entry Criteria

Entry Requirements

Typical offer 120 UCAS Tariff points, for which no specific subjects are required, plus GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent).

Example Offers

Some examples of how you can achieve 120 UCAS Tariff points are detailed below.

  • A Level: BBB;
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications): Distinction, Distinction, Merit (DDM);
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 credits at Level 3, for example 24 credits at Distinction and 21 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

As long as you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as the Welsh Baccalaureate and Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit

EU students can get country-specific information about the University’s entry requirements and equivalent national qualifications at

International students should visit for information on the entry criteria for overseas applicants.

English Language Requirements

International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

If your current level of English is half a band lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

Are there any alternative ways to meet the entry requirements?

If you have the ability to study for a degree but lack the necessary qualifications or confidence, our Fastrack: Preparation for Higher Education course could be for you. This free, seven-week programme provides a great opportunity to enhance your study skills and subject knowledge and demonstrate that you are ready to study a particular subject with us, in lieu of achieving the UCAS Tariff points in the entry criteria.

Upon successful completion of a Fastrack course, you will be well placed to progress onto a corresponding Edge Hill University degree, although additional entry requirements may apply and the availability of specific programmes cannot be guaranteed. For more information, visit

Recognition of Prior Learning

Edge Hill University recognises learning gained elsewhere, whether through academic credit and qualifications acquired from other relevant courses of study or through recognition of an individual’s professional and employment experience (also referred to as ‘experiential learning’).

Previous learning that is recognised in this way may be used towards meeting the entry requirements for a programme and/or for exemption from part of a programme. It is your responsibility to make a claim for recognition of prior learning. For guidance, please consult the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and contact the faculty in which you are interested in studying.

Career Prospects

What are my career prospects?

This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC), provided the minimum standard of a lower second class honours is achieved. This is the first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist.

A number of career options are available and successful completion of this programme will open up postgraduate training and career opportunities, notably educational psychology, clinical psychology, work psychology, health psychology and research. Students will also be qualified to enter professions from advertising and the caring professions, through to personnel or teaching (further training required).

A Psychology degree is also ideal for a number of Graduate Training Schemes. We encourage new graduates to register for higher degrees such as a PhD.

It is important to recognise that training in Psychology is acquired through postgraduate education and supervised practice, not through an undergraduate degree. On completion of this programme, you will require further training to practice as a psychologist.

How can I enhance my employability?

It is useful to consider, even before you apply, how you will spend your time while studying and make the most of your university experience.

Optional, additional activities may be available on this degree which could help to prepare you for a stimulating and rewarding career. These include:

  • Sandwich Years – you may have the opportunity to apply to complete a sandwich year placement, usually as the third year of a four year degree, and gain highly relevant work experience;
  • Erasmus+ and Study Abroad – you may have the opportunity to apply to spend time studying or working abroad, usually as the third year of a four year degree, enabling you to immerse yourself in a different culture;
  • Language Learning – you may be able to participate in Language Steps classes, delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, as additional study.

Please note, the availability of these additional activities cannot be guaranteed for all students. Depending on availability and the number of students wanting to participate, there may be a competitive application process for sandwich year placements or studying abroad opportunities or you may be required to secure a relevant placement yourself.


Tuition Fees

If you are a prospective UK or EU student who will be joining this undergraduate degree on a full-time basis in academic year 2019/20, the tuition fee will be £9,250 per annum (subject to final Government approval). Tuition fees for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2019/20 are £12,000 per annum.

If you are a prospective UK or EU student who will be joining this undergraduate degree on a part-time basis in academic year 2019/20, the tuition fee will be £77 per credit, i.e. £1,540 per 20 credit module (subject to final Government approval). 360 credits are required to complete an undergraduate degree.

The University may administer a small inflationary rise in tuition fees, in line with Government policy, in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

Financial Support

Subject to eligibility, UK and EU students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK and EU students may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

For comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK and EU students joining this programme in academic year 2019/20, together with details of how to apply for potential funding, please view our Money Matters 2019/20 guide at

Financial support information for international students can be found at


ScholarshipsEdge Hill University offers a range of scholarships with a competitive application process for prospective full-time undergraduate students. These scholarships aren’t linked to academic success and celebrate determination, talent and achievement beyond your coursework, for instance in creativity, enterprise, ICT, performance, sport or volunteering.

Additional scholarships, which you may qualify to receive, reward outstanding grades and are available to eligible UK and EU students.

To find out more about scholarships, to assess your eligibility, and to meet some of our dedicated scholarship winners, visit


How to Apply

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Course Changes

Expand All This page outlines any material changes to course content, programme structure, assessment methods, entry criteria, and modes of study or delivery, implemented in the past two years.

25th June 2018 - Change to Entry Requirements

GCSE English at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent) has been added to the entry criteria.

20th January 2017 - Change of Modules

PSY3142 Social Neuroscience (20 credits), PSY3143 Cognitive Neuroscience (20 credits) and PSY3144 Psychology of Language (20 credits) added as optional modules in Year 3. EDP3105 Foundations for Learning (20 credits) replaces EDP3103 The Psychology of Movement, Music and Mark Making in Education (20 credits) as an optional module in Year 3. PSY3121 Evolutionary Psychology (20 credits), PSY3124 Critical Perspectives in Developmental Psychology (20 credits), PSY3125 Memory in the Real World (20 credits), PSY3126 Understanding Genocide: The Social Psychology of the Holocaust (20 credits), PSY3127 The Developing Memory: From Infancy to Adolescence (20 credits) and PSY3134 Advanced Social Psychology (20 credits) removed as optional modules in Year 3.