BSc (Hons) Psychology

University of South Wales
United Kingdom
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
3 years
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Entry Requirements

  • Typical A-Level Offer: BCC to exclude General Studies;
  • Typical IB Offer: 29 points to include 16 points at Higher Level;
  • GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics and English at Grade C or above, or their equivalent but consideration is given to individual circumstances.
  • Other equivalent qualifications.
  • IELTS grade of 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component.


Year One

You will study three modules in this year; one focusing on research methods and theoretical approaches to psychology, one introducing you to social, developmental, biological and cognitive psychology and one introducing you to the ways that psychology can be applied. We will consider questions such as why we remember some things and forget others, how different areas of our brain influence behaviour and how we develop language. You will have an opportunity to acquire some hands-on skills in research by conducting experiments in your research methods classes as well as by getting experience of research assistant work with cutting edge staff research activity. Modules include:

  • Methods and Evidence in Psychology
  • Introducing Psychology
  • Psychology Applications

Year Two

You will study three modules in Year Two. One will cover core curriculum in cognitive, biological and conceptual/historical issues in psychology as well as giving you an opportunity to understand and practice quantitative methods such as ANOVA and ANCOVA.The second module will cover core curriculum in social and developmental psychology as well as individual differences. You will develop a strong understanding of qualitative methods in psychology such as grounded theory and discourse analysis in this module as well.Your final module in the second year will develop further understanding of the ways that psychology can be applied; giving an overview of areas such as clinical, health, occupational and forensic psychology and an opportunity to develop transferable skills in placement activity in a paid or voluntary setting. Modules include:

  • Understanding and Researching Psychology: Cognitive, Biological and Historical Perspectives
  • Understanding and Researching Psychology: Developmental, Social and Individual Difference Perspectives
  • Psychology in Practice

Year Three

In your final year, you will complete an Advanced Research Methods: Dissertation. You will be expected to undertake a research dissertation based on a topic that interests you. You will be responsible for the design, execution analysis and reporting of your project and will complete a dissertation report, a supervision reflection log and an oral presentation of your research findings.

You will also choose from a range of specialist modules to match your interests and aspirations. These include :

  • Biological Psychology & Cognitive Neuropsychology
  • Memory: Development, Function & Dysfunction
  • Health Psychology
  • Occupational Psychology
  • Developing an Understanding of Clinical Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Advanced Issues in Sport Psychology
  • Applications of Psychology in Sport
  • Psychology of Ageing
  • Development in Adolescence & Adulthood
  • Person & Place: Psychology of Identity & the Environment
  • Anomalistic Psychology

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