Psychology with Professional Placement (BSc)

the United Kingdom

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The award

How long you will study
4 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9000 per year

How you will study
full-time, sandwich

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 23450 per year

All study options

About Psychology with Professional Placement at Cardiff University

Opportunity to gain professional experience as part of your degree

We are one of only a few psychology schools who offer the opportunity to gain professional experience on our Psychology with Professional Placement (BSc) course.

Ranked 5th in the UK and 38th in the world for Psychology

We are ranked 5th in the UK and 38th in the world for Psychology in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021.

Internationally acclaimed researchers involved in course design and delivery

Most of our teaching staff are practicing researchers; in many cases leading experts in their fields.

Opportunity to study abroad in Florida or Hong Kong for a semester

We have paired up with the University of Florida and the University of Hong Kong to offer you the opportunity to study abroad for one semester.

Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)

This programme meets the high quality standards in education set out by the BPS.

Psychology is the systematic and scientific study of mind and behaviour. Psychologists study how we think, feel and act, both individually and as part of a social group. Psychology has a wide range of applications in the health and social services, in industry and commerce, and in education.

On this four-year programme you will study psychology from a scientific stand point with an emphasis on its social, cognitive and biological aspects.

Embedded into an active research environment, this course will develop critical quantitative and qualitative skills, which will enable you to predict and explain human behaviour.

In your third year, you will embark on your professional placement. This will give you the opportunity to gain relevant experience in a professional psychology setting to further enhance your skills and improve your employability prospects after graduation.

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society and is delivered by our enthusiastic, research-active lecturers from one of the UK's leading psychology research departments (Ranked 2nd in the latest Research Excellence Framework).

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBScHow you will studyFull-time, SandwichHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9000 per yearInternational course feesGBP 23450 per year

Entry requirements

A Levels


Extended/International Project Qualification: Applicants with grade A in the EPQ/IPQ will typically receive an offer one grade lower than the standard A level offer. Please note that any subject specific requirements must still be met.

English requirements

The standard requirement is Grade B/6 in GCSE English Language.

Grade C/4 in GCSE English Language is the minimum requirement that will be considered, on a case-by-case basis, taking into account first language and overall learning profile.

At least 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each subskill.

At least 90 overall with minimum scores of 17 for writing, 17 for listening, 18 for reading and 20 for speaking.

At least 62 overall with a minimum of 59 in all communicative skills.

II: at least two Distinctions and two Merits. III: at least a Pass in all components.

Please visit our English Language requirements page for more information on our other accepted language qualifications.

What students think about Cardiff University

    Zoe, Biosciences, UK, 2021

    Testimonial from Zoe, Biosciences, UK, 2021, student at Cardiff University

    Cardiff really is surrounded by some scenic gems. It’s in the middle of everything and is so well connected with transport links that you can get pretty much everywhere and anywhere you want. 

    Ellie, Journalism, UK, 2020

    Testimonial from Ellie, Journalism, UK, 2020, student at Cardiff University

    I chose Cardiff because it felt right. It was the first open day I attended and even on that first visit I just really liked the feel of the city, with it already feeling like home. 

    Thao, PhD in Business and Management, Vietnam, 2022

    Testimonial from Thao, PhD in Business and Management, Vietnam, 2022, student at Cardiff University

    People are super friendly, and the city is affordable for students . . . There are also plenty of coffee shops and restaurants that you can hang out with your friends. 

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