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Mathematics and Psychology, BSc (Hons)

Newcastle University, the United Kingdom

Newcastle University

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About Mathematics and Psychology, BSc (Hons) - at Newcastle University

Course Overview

If you are interested in the workings of the human mind, mathematical skills can be invaluable in unlocking its secrets.

At a Glance


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Degree Awarded
BSc Honours

Course Duration
3 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAB-ABB
IB: 35-37 points

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Professionally accredited

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This BPS-accredited degree provides a thorough understanding of mathematical methods that psychologists use to explain and predict human behaviour.

In Psychology you will explore why humans and animals think and behave as they do, with topics including:

  • cognitive psychology
  • the psychology of final decision-making

In Mathematics you will develop a thorough grounding in topics and techniques such as:

  • differential equations
  • probability

You will have the opportunity to deepen your understanding with advanced topics linked to the research interests of our staff, such as forensic psychology and statistical inference.

Highlights of this degree

Quality and ranking

Quality and ranking

Mathematics and statistics at Newcastle achieved an impressive 95% overall student satisfaction score in the National Student Survey 2015. Maths and Stats also ranks 11th overall in the UK for research (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

Psychology at Newcastle is highly regarded, achieving a 97% overall student satisfaction score and ranking us 4th in the UK in the 2015 National Student Survey. We also rank in the top 10 UK universities in The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016. In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016, Psychology ranks in the top 200 universities in the world.

Professional accreditation

Professional accreditation

This degree is professionally accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

This gives you the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (providing you achieve the minimum standard of a lower second-class Honours).

Having Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership means you can join the BPS and go on to further training or practice in psychology.

For information on the benefits of studying an accredited course, visit the BPS website.

About Joint Honours in Science

About Joint Honours in Science

This degree is part of the Joint Honours in Science programme. By studying two subjects, you develop a broad range of expertise and a set of skills that spans two specialist areas, equipping you for a range of careers.

Mastering two subjects together means you are well-prepared for the multidisciplinary challenges of the real world, developing the skills that employers value, such as:

  • time management
  • organisation
  • self-motivation

You select from the same range of topics as Single Honours students and achieve the same high academic standard, but you cover fewer topics in each subject. The topics are closely linked to our research expertise, meaning you study at the cutting edge of the discipline.

You receive careers support in the form of a career development module personally tailored to your professional development. There's also excellent support on offer from the University's award-winning Careers Service.



School of Mathematics and Statistics

You will spend time in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, based in the Herschel Building, which includes:

  • a number of large lecture theatres
  • recently refurbished computer cluster
  • reading room for maths and stats students

Take a virtual tour on the School website.

School of Psychology

You will also spend considerable time in the School of Psychology, offering:

  • purpose-built research building
  • modern, practical facilities for carrying out experiments
  • extensive computing facilities

Teaching and assessment

Study at the cutting edge

Research-informed teaching plays an important role at Newcastle. It shapes the content of our undergraduate degrees and makes sure that you have the chance to cover the most up-to-date theories and discoveries in your subject.

Our teaching is strongly informed by the research we are doing in the School of Mathematics and Statistics and the School of Psychology.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed by:

  • assignments (many take place online)
  • course work
  • examinations

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Teaching and assessment methods may vary from module to module. More information about each module including specific assessment methods, credits and contact hours,can be found in the Course Details section.

Visit our Teaching & Learning pages to read about the outstanding learning experience available to all students at Newcastle University.



You will be part of the community in the two schools that deliver your teaching: the School of Mathematics and Statistics and the School of Psychology.

You will also be part of the School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, which is the administrative home of the Joint Honours in Science programme.


You will receive support from academic advisers from both of your subject areas and you'll also have an academic member of staff as a personal tutor throughout your degree. They can help with academic and personal issues.

Peer mentors will help you in your first year. They are fellow students who can help you settle in and answer any questions you have. You'll also have student buddies to guide you through the early weeks. 

Social activities

The Mathematics and Statistics Society, MathSoc, and the Psychology Society, PsychoSoc, organise a range of social events. 

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    Entry requirements

    Entry Requirements
    A Level: AAB-ABB
    IB: 35-37 points

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