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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9000 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 14200 per year

All study options

About Psychology at Swansea University

Course Overview

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: AAB - ABB. For applicants offering at least one of the following subjects at A level: Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics, the typical offer will be ABB. Please note: it is not essential to have studied any particular subjects at A level. We do not accept General Studies.

ACCREDITATION: The Psychology Degree is validated by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and (providing that a minimum of a Second Class Honours Degree, Division Two is achieved) confers eligibility for Graduate Membership of the BPS and for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). The latter is the first step to becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

STUDY ABROAD: Students have the option of transferring to the Psychology with a Year abroad Undergraduate Programme.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS are welcome to apply.

Key features

Why take this course?

  • In the Times and Sunday Times 2017 we are ranked 17th out of 113 (up 18 places from 35th in 2016) 
  • We offer an extensive range of final year optional modules allowing students to tailor their degree to their future career goals whilst developing their individual interests. 
  • All students have the option of transferring to the Psychology with a Year abroad Undergraduate Programme. Popular destinations include: Hong Kong, Germany, The Netherlands, North America, Australia, Poland, and Ireland.
  • In The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 we were one of only four psychology departments in the UK to achieve a 100% 4* rating (maximum score possible) for the reach and significance of its work. In REF 2014, 44% of our submission was graded as 4* (the highest possible grading). Based on this measure we are ranked 14th (out of 82) in the UK.
  • In REF 2014 we jointly submitted research with nine out of the top 20 universities in the world (as rated by the Times Higher Education - World Rankings), in total with colleagues from 21 different countries, demonstrating our  world-wide reputation.
  • Swansea University's psychology staff are internationally recognised.  
  • We offer students have the opportunity to participate in, and undertake, original research using state-of-the-art research facilities and equipment
  • The University's Academic Success Programme offers complementary study skills courses to help students maximise their potential.

But University isn't just about studying. Swansea offers a great student experience in a beautiful environment. There are plenty more lifestyle reasons why you should choose Swansea.

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of the relationship between the mind, brain and behaviour. Students will study the psychological and neuro-scientific processes that underpin activities such as thinking, reasoning, memory and language, learn the consequences of brain injury and explore ways to improve health-related behaviour.

Psychology graduates tend to be highly numerate and possess high-quality essay writing and critical analysis skills. Students develop effective team working and problem-solving skills, good ICT abilities, the skills needed for independent research and excellent oral communication skills. With these transferable and valuable attributes, psychology graduates have much to offer to a variety of employers.

As more businesses recruit from a global pool of talent, we are finding new ways to help our students stand out from the crowd. We support and encourage you to take advantage of opportunities for studying and working abroad which could:

  • Reward you with an international outlook and cultural awareness.
  • Help you gain confidence and become more self-reliant.
  • Give you independence and initiative for the best possible start to your career.

All students commencing the three-year BSc (Hons) Psychology degree have the option of transferring to the Psychology with a Year abroad Undergraduate Programme. You can find out more about this opportunity here. Popular destinations include: Hong Kong, Germany, The Netherlands, North America, Australia, Poland, and Ireland. For details of other opportunities abroad, visit our international pages.

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Notes about fees for this course

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International BSc (Hons) Full-time £9,000 £14,200

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Entry requirements

AAB - ABB

For applicants offering at least one of the following subjects at A level: Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics, the typical offer will be ABB.

Please note: it is not essential to have studied any particular subjects at A level. We do not accept General Studies.

 

Welsh Baccalaureate requirements are as for A-Levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core Grade

Access: 33 Distinctions 9 Merits and 3 Passes 

BTEC: DDD-DDM

Irish Leaving Certificate: 375-390 points

International Baccalaureate: 33-34 points[C1] 

GCSE profiles need to include a minimum of 5 passes at Grade A-C, including Welsh/English Language and Mathematics.

Candidates who already hold qualifications that may be suitable for entry to Higher Education or those offering alternative qualifications should contact the Admissions Tutor directly in the first instance. Contact our enquiries team; +44 (0)1792 295111

 

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