Psychology BSc (Hons)

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Overview

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Degree

UCAS code: C800 112 UCAS points
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 3 years
    • Pound 9250 per year
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time
    • pro-rata full time fee
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 3 years
    • Pound 14820 per year
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology Distance Learning

Degree with foundation year

UCAS code: C801 64 UCAS points
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 4 years
    • Pound 9250 per year
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 4 years
    • Pound 14820 per year

What makes this course different

  • Our world leading research

    92% of research is world-leading, internationally excellent, or internationally recognised (REF, 2021).

  • Access to excellent facilities

    Get involved with cutting-edge technology - Virtual Reality in our Technology-enhanced Multipurpose Psychology Lab (TEMPL), eye-tracking or EEG in the cognitive neuroscience laboratory.

  • Employability focused

    Psychology graduates bring valuable skills and knowledge to the workplace. In your second year, gain practical experience through a core placement module, and showcase your transferable skills.

Accreditation

Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)

This accreditation is a mark of quality that students and employers understand and value. Studying a BPS-accredited course will allow you to gain graduate or chartered membership of the Society.

BPS accreditation

Course modules

In the psychology foundation year, students study three core modules and choose one option module. The options available are Topics in Counselling and Topics in Psychology. Topics in Counselling equips students with basic counselling skills and offers eligibility for an interview to join the BSc Counselling degree accredited by the BACP. Topics in Psychology covers key issues in psychology, serving as a starting point for level 4 in our undergraduate psychology programmes. Upon successful completion of the Psychology Foundation Year, students with 120 credits can progress to BSc (Hons) Psychology or one of our specialist pathways.

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

A psychology degree is versatile. You could become a psychologist, or apply your skills and knowledge in other fields. Employers value skills such as data management, analysis, report writing, and critical thinking. These put you ahead in the job market. Psychology students understand human behaviour, making them appealing candidates, especially for managerial roles.

Industry links

We have links with NHS Trusts across the North Thames region, MIND, Terrence Higgins Trust, Centrepoint, Women's Aid, National Autistic Society, Young Gamblers and Gamers Education Trust (YGAM).

Graduate employers

You could work for the NHS or other healthcare providers such as Bupa or Nuffield Health. You could work in a school or for the HM Prison and Probation Service.

Job roles

Roles you could go into include: psychologist; mental health practitioner; researcher; counsellor; and therapist. 

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

 

Further study

Postgraduate study and training are essential if you want to become a chartered psychologist and register as a practitioner with the Health & Care Professionals Council (HCPC). You can study clinical, counselling, occupational, or community psychology master's or PhDs at UEL.

Male student standing in front of books in the library
Our degrees in psychology will equip you with the tools and skills you need to investigate human behaviour and to adopt a critical analysis of what you discover. I very much hope you will join us in our search for behavioural insights and for solutions to the problems that face humanity, whether at the individual, group, national, international or global level."
James Walsh PhD

Head of Department of Psychological Sciences

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, and further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. Our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting-edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

This digital platform provides you with careers and employability resources, including: 

  • Jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work 
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services 
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you've mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

Our Mental Wealth programme

We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top:

  • Work-based projects
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations
  • Support in starting a new business
  • London on our doorstep

How you'll learn

Our cutting-edge Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) approach revolutionises face-to-face learning, providing students with scheduled on-campus hours and additional learning opportunities. Our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) grants students access to course materials and resources beyond their regular study hours. We provide state-of-the-art technology and specialised spaces, equipping students with the skills needed for their future careers. With dedicated time for activities and personal development, our holistic approach to learning nurtures academic, personal, and professional growth. Students receive comprehensive career support through our on-campus and virtual Career Zones, personalised support services, and an exclusive online portal called Track My Future (TMF).

    Guided independent study

    When not attending timetabled lectures or workshops, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This will typically involve skills development through online study, reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects and preparing coursework assignments and presentations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, and specialist facilities, such as game labs, the library, the full Microsoft Office software, including MS Teams, and Moodle: our Virtual Learning Environment.

    Academic support

    We invest in key areas beyond your studies, providing career services, a modern library, and well-being support. These resources are available both on campus and online, some accessible 24/7. Our libraries offer a range of print and digital resources, study spaces, and dedicated librarians to assist you.

    Dedicated personal tutor

    Academic advisors, module leaders, and fellow students are available to support your academic queries. Academic tutors offer help with skills like writing and maths. IT Service Desks provide support for university IT systems. Our Student Support hubs cater to all your needs, including disability support.

    Workload

    Each year you will spend around 300 hours of timetabled learning and teaching activities. These may be lectures, workshops, seminars, and individual and group tutorials. Contact hours may vary depending on each module.

    The approximate hours for this course are: 

    • Year 1: scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 900 hours
    • Year 2: scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 900 hours
    • Year 3: scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 900 hours

    Your timetable

    Your individualised timetable is normally available to students within 48 hours of enrolment. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9.00am and 6.00pm. For undergraduate students, Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities, but there may be occasions when this is not possible. Timetables for part-time students will depend on the modules selected.

    Class sizes

    The size of classes can vary depending on the nature of the module and activity. You may be attending a lecture on campus as one of 30 students to 100+ for a first-year core module or take part in seminars and collaborative work in a smaller group of 18-20 students. As an indication of class sizes, this course normally attracts 200-250 students a year.

How you'll be assessed

We assess your academic work through various methods like group work, exams, essays, presentations, case studies, professional development, and practical activities. Grades contribute to module marks, and assessment includes a combination of coursework and exams spread throughout the year. 

No exams are scheduled in the first year. In the second year, the balance of coursework and exams depends on your chosen option modules. This year also includes a work-based learning module where you reflect on your experience and connect it to psychological research and theory. In the third year, your final research project coursework holds significant weight in assessment. 

Feedback is provided within 15 working days, following UEL's assessment and feedback policy.

Campus and facilities

Water Lane, Stratford

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What our students and staff say

Psychology Student
In my third year, I would have been lost without my project supervisor. He was so supportive and helpful whilst I was completing my final year project."

Aime Leahy

BSc (Hons) Psychology

John Read
I love to help our psychology students understand and normalise emotional distress and relate it to events in their lives, and their social context, rather than think in terms of ‘disorders’ ‘chemical imbalances’ or ‘mental illnesses’. Educating them about the research relating adverse life events to mental health problems is important to me."

John Read

Professor of Clinical Psychology