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The award
BSc

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 3290

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 11765

All study options

About Psychology at Brunel University London

This degree ensures that you gain an understanding of the breadth and diversity of the discipline. At the same time, as you progress through the course and discover the areas which interest you the most, it becomes increasingly possible to specialise, through both our work placement system and your selection of modules. The courses in Psychology, Psychology and Sociology, and Psychology and Anthropology are approved degree courses for the purpose of giving the graduate basis for registration by the British Psychological Society, provided the minimum standard of qualification of second class honours is achieved.Entry RequirementsUCAS Tariff - 350 points, from:GCE A and AS-level Tariff points typically from 3 A-levels together with either 1 AS-level or Extended Project Qualification (typical offer BBB plus a B in either an AS or EPQ). General Studies not accepted; Critical Thinking accepted as 4th AS- level only. At least two of the three A-levels should be in traditional subjects (see below).Irish Tariff points from 5 subjects.Scottish Tariff points from 3 Advanced Highers plus 1 Higher.Advanced Diploma Tariff points in Society, Health and Development, including an A-level for Additional and Specialist Learning.BTEC ND DDD in a related subject.IB Diploma 33 points.Access Pass, including at least 65% of level 3 credits with Distinction and the rest with Merit. For all of the above, 5 GCSEs or equivalent at Grade C or above are also required, to include English and Maths at Grade B or above.Non-traditional A and AS Level subjectsThe following list of A level subjects are generally considered "non-traditional". Within your A-Level qualifications we would ideally look for two subjects not on this list. Taking one of these subjects at A-Level is not detrimental to your chances. The subjects you take will become important after the A-Level grades are released, if you do not get the tariff points previously indicated. The Admissions Tutor will then give priority to those with two or more ‘traditional’ subjects. Non-traditional subjects include: Accounting; Art and Design; Business Studies; Communication Studies; Dance; Design and Technology; Drama/Theatre Studies; Film Studies; Health and Social Care; Home Economics; ICT; Leisure Studies; Media Studies; Music Technology; Performance Studies; Performing Arts; Photography; Physical Education; Sports Studies; and Travel and Tourism.Course AimsPsychology is often defined as the study of behaviour and of the mind. Through their theories and research, psychologists investigate a diverse range of topics including: the relationship between the brain, behaviour and subjective experience; human development; The influence of other people on the individual's thoughts, feelings and behaviour; psychological disorders and their treatment; the impact of culture on the individual's behaviour and subjective experience; differences between people in terms of their personality and intelligence; people's ability to acquire, organise, remember and use knowledge to guide their behaviour. This degree ensures that you gain an understanding of the breadth and diversity of the discipline. At the same time, as you progress through the course and discover the areas which interest you the most, it becomes increasingly possible to specialise, through both our work placement system and your own selection of modules.Course ContentThe Psychology courses at Brunel emphasise the every day and real-life significance of psychology by encouraging you to explore the relationship between the practical and theoretical aspects of the subject, both through your academic study and your work placements. At Level 1, you will tackle psychological issues in a multi-disciplinary context.Typical modules (all core):Foundations of Psychology 1: Learning and Social Psychology Foundations of Psychology 2: Applied Psychology Foundations of Psychology 3: Brain and Cognition Statistics and Research Methods 1 Statistics and Research Methods 2 Individual and Social Processes At Level 2, modules cover the core areas of the discipline including cognitive, biological, social, clinical and developmental psychology. You will learn about both quantitative and qualitative research methods.Typical modules (all core):Quantitative Research Methods Qualitative Research Methods Social Psychology and Individual Differences Cognitive Psychology and Developmental Psychology Biological Psychology (Brain and Behaviour) Psychological Disorders At Level 3, you will carry out your own independent research project and will also choose four optional modules. You can select one option from an associated discipline outside of Psychology if you wish.Level 3 CoreDissertation (individual supervision on a topic of your choosing)Level 3 OptionsStudents take four optional modules, at least three of which should be from the following list: Autistic Spectrum Disorder Inter-Group Relations The Psychology of Ageing Therapeutic Approaches in Clinical Psychology and Mental Health Psychology of Consciousness Drugs, Hormones and the Brain Health Psychology Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience The Social Psychology of Close Relationship The fourth option may be an approved non-Psychology module within the School of Social Sciences.Teaching and LearningOur approach We pursue excellence in both teaching and research. Our aim is to produce degree programmes which combine innovative and classical teaching methods with leading-edge research, and which recognise the value of practical work experience in the learning process. We take great pride in both the quality of teaching and the extensive pastoral care of our students. Practical skillsThis course will help you to develop specific skills in the practical methods associated with psychology. A full range of laboratory and technical facilities is used in the teaching of experimental psychology, psychophysics and the use of information technology.Staff expertiseAll members of the academic staff are actively engaged in research and many have international reputations in their field. Their innovative findings feed into your courses to ensure that teaching is up-to-date.Hours Each module will involve two to three hours of contact time per week. Students will also spend a great deal of their time in private study and preparing assignments.How will I be taught?Teaching methods include tutorials, seminars, laboratory classes and integrated or formal lectures.AssessmentStudents are assessed using a range of methods, including coursework assignments, poster presentations, oral presentations and seen and unseen examinations.CareersWith a good degree in psychology, you may go on to train as a clinical, educational, occupational or forensic psychologist. Other careers include work with adults or children with disabilities, counselling, personnel management, market research and advertising, prison and probation work, speech and language therapy and psychological research. Psychology degrees are valued by business and other employees.Facts and FiguresSchool of Social SciencesPsychology is within the School of Social Sciences at Brunel, and we offer a wide range of BSc courses across these subject areas. We have a strong research reputation that enhances all our undergraduate teaching, with particular expertise in areas such as: neuropsychology; developmental psychology; social psychology; cognitive psychology; health psychology; mental illness; visual neuroscience; evolutionary psychology. All of our academic staff are actively engaged in research and many have international reputations in their field. Our courses will help you to develop specific skills in the practical methods associated with your discipline. We take particular pride in both the quality of our teaching and the extensive pastoral care of our students.

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 3290International course feesGBP 11765
  • The awardBScHow you will studySandwichHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 3290International course feesGBP 11765

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