Psychology (BSc / Graduate Diploma)
3 Years (Full-Time)
Francis Close Hall, Cheltenham
Explore the application of psychology in the real world with this British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited course.
From the neuroscience of behaviour to the social construction of reality, you’ll learn the theories and skills needed to pursue a career in professional psychology, or related areas such as education, the caring professions, human resources or the criminal justice system.
Choose from a range of specialist psychology modules, including coverage of professional areas such as forensic, occupational, mental health, educational, counselling and sports psychology. By following our accredited route through the programme you will achieve the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society, the first step to becoming a chartered psychologist.
Pursue your personal research interests by using specialist facilities such as our EEG laboratory or by working in organisations such as schools, businesses or the voluntary sector. Develop your CV by undertaking an internship project with an external organisation for academic credit, and see the application of psychology in the real world through visits and field trips.
You'll be assessed in a variety of ways to develop career-relevant skills including reports, presentations, blogs and portfolios as well as traditional exams and essays. You’ll also have a chance to pursue a topic of interest for your research dissertation.
Entry requirements and fees
Applicants should satisfy the minimum university entry requirements.
320 UCAS tariff points with typical offers:
- A-level: grades ABB or equivalent
- IB Diploma: 27 points
- BTEC National Diploma: DDM
International academic equivalent. An international foundation course may be required for entry.IELTS 6.0 overall in English with no less than 5.5 in any other band or equivalent.
If you are an international student please see the international entry requirements.
Please see the tuition fees
|UCAS codes available for this subject|
|Single Honours - 3 years full-time||C800|
- Forensic psychology
- Clinical psychology
- Occupational psychology
- Health services
I work in research at Cardiff University and I'm an assistant psychologist for NHS Swansea. I find my work really rewarding, making a difference to people experiencing distress.
I volunteered on an inpatients mental health ward on my degree. Having hands on experience felt great. It really helped at a later job interview. I did my dissertation on common mental health problems such as paranoia. I presented at Cardiff Science Festival about it! I want to become a clinical psychologist. My lecturers were really encouraging with lots of advice.
"My research was focused for many years on infant cognition but recently I have studied adult cognition and decision-making in real-world contexts and also in laboratory studies of brain activity. My research has been funded by grants from ESRC, British Academy, Welcome Trust, as well as a MoD Competition of ideas, and recently by an Erasmus Plus grant with colleagues in Fire Services in UK and Europe. My research with the Fire Services examines fireground decision-making and situational awareness and this work has been awarded two research prizes as well as an Emerald Publishing Literati award."
Focus on real-world psychology in everyday life and professional practice
See how psychology is represented and misrepresented in the media and develop a critical appreciation of the use and abuse of psychology in everyday life.
Gain the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society (BPS)
This is the first step to becoming a chartered psychologist. Our syllabus gives you the skills and knowledge to progress into a professional psychology career.
Design and direct your own research
Develop personal and career interests, culminating in a bespoke research project. Recent examples include eye-witness testimony, psychopathy and brain activity, and issues around eating disorders.
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