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.
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.
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.