Psychology BSc (Hons)

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Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 08/11/2018

Our Psychology Subject Group has considerable experience of offering the BSc (Hons) in Psychology. The Psychology course is embedded within a highly flexible modular system, enabling you to choose modules from a very wide range of options.

Psychology is concerned with understanding people’s actions and mental experiences. The aim of the course is to explore the nature of human behaviour and experience and the various ways in which they can be studied. The course focuses upon the major issues and methods of enquiry in current psychology and considers the applications of psychology to problems of modern life in work, education, physical and mental health and crime.

Course

Highlights

  • This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
  • Enhanced employabilty through optional volunteering.
  • Dedicated laboratories and computer suits for Psychology students.
  • Progression courses available.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Partnerships and Accreditation

This well-established programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

You also have the opportunity to gain Graduate Basis for Chartered (GBC) Membership, which is considered as the starting point to your career in psychology Obtaining GBC encompasses many benefits, including access to journals, conferences, and events. You will have the opportunity to enhance your employability through volunteering opportunities and research placements, as well as through the courses focus on analysing human behaviour from many psychological perspectives.

Course Details

You will learn new ways of understanding how and why people think and act as they do. This course will also equip you with transferable critical and analytical skills that will enhance your employability. Studying Psychology offers you considerable flexibility and choice within a supportive environment, through teaching staff and your personal academic tutor.

At the University of Northampton, you will benefit from studying Psychology modules which are applied, providing valuable work-based learning skills and links to Changemaker. You will have access to excellent facilities and resources for research in areas such as social, cognitive, biological, developmental and personality psychology.

Our Single Honours psychology degree course allows you to understand and analyse human behaviour, thought and emotions, from many different psychological perspectives. The course provides you with useful experience, especially if you are intending to work in a range of career areas both in and outside of psychology, such as educational psychology, clinical psychology, teaching and research

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Open Days

Discover your Course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

In addition to the standard entry requirements, applicants require GCSE Mathematics at grade C or above. Equivalences are not accepted, apart from Access applicants who must take 12 credits of Maths Level 2 or 9 credits of Maths Level 3 as part of their Access course.

Typical offers are BBC at A Level or DDM at BTEC.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

Admission to this foundation course is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the course you wish to study.

Course Content

You will be introduced to the major approaches to understanding human behaviour; social, cognitive, biological, developmental and personality psychology. You will acquire skills in the design and execution of a range of psychological research methods, the analysis and interpretation of data and report writing.

  • Introduction to Psychology (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSY1003
    Core Module Y
  • Becoming a Psychologist (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSY1006
    Core Module Y
  • Psychology in Practice (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSY1001
    Core Module Y
  • Investigating Psychology (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSY1004
    Core Module Y
  • The Science of Crime and Criminals (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CRI1007
    Core Module N
  • True Crime and Other Fictions (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CRI1006
    Core Module N
  • Introduction to Education Studies (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: EDU1011
    Core Module N
  • Criminal Law (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: LAW1008
    Core Module N
  • Concepts of Health (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SLS1016
    Core Module N
  • Volunteering (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SWK1003
    Core Module N
  • Positive Psychology (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSY1011
    Core Module N
  • Psychology for Life (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSY1012
    Core Module N

Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

  • excellent and innovative teaching
  • friendly and supportive staff
  • an exciting range of modules
  • dedicated laboratories and computer suites for Psychology students.

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your Study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Counselling MSc

Counselling Children and Young People MSc

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services MSc

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module
Foundation: £6,600 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BA rate)

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module
Foundation: £6,500 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BA rate)

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,500
International Foundation Fees: £9,800

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,000
International Foundation Fees: £9,400

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

Foundation Study Framework

Our Foundation Study Framework offers an exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.

If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the entry requirements for this course, we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year course which includes our Foundation Study Framework.

The Foundation Study Framework will help you to develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you will need in order to successfully progress to the full award. The Foundation Study Framework provides you with a practical and group-based approach to learning that supports your development and your transition to Higher Education, whilst also studying a number of specialist modules.

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Updated 08/11/2018

  • Our Psychology Subject Group has considerable experience of offering the BSc (Hons) in Psychology. The Psychology course is embedded within a highly flexible modular system, enabling you to choose modules from a very wide range of options.

    Psychology is concerned with understanding people’s actions and mental experiences. The aim of the course is to explore the nature of human behaviour and experience and the various ways in which they can be studied. The course focuses upon the major issues and methods of enquiry in current psychology and considers the applications of psychology to problems of modern life in work, education, physical and mental health and crime.

    Course

    Highlights

    • This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
    • Enhanced employabilty through optional volunteering.
    • Dedicated laboratories and computer suits for Psychology students.
    • Progression courses available.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • You will learn new ways of understanding how and why people think and act as they do. This course will also equip you with transferable critical and analytical skills that will enhance your employability. Studying Psychology offers you considerable flexibility and choice within a supportive environment, through teaching staff and your personal academic tutor.

    At the University of Northampton, you will benefit from studying Psychology modules which are applied, providing valuable work-based learning skills and links to Changemaker. You will have access to excellent facilities and resources for research in areas such as social, cognitive, biological, developmental and personality psychology.

    Our Single Honours psychology degree course allows you to understand and analyse human behaviour, thought and emotions, from many different psychological perspectives. The course provides you with useful experience, especially if you are intending to work in a range of career areas both in and outside of psychology, such as educational psychology, clinical psychology, teaching and research

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Partnerships and Accreditation

    This well-established programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

    You also have the opportunity to gain Graduate Basis for Chartered (GBC) Membership, which is considered as the starting point to your career in psychology Obtaining GBC encompasses many benefits, including access to journals, conferences, and events. You will have the opportunity to enhance your employability through volunteering opportunities and research placements, as well as through the courses focus on analysing human behaviour from many psychological perspectives.

    • Discover your Course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

  • In addition to the standard entry requirements, applicants require GCSE Mathematics at grade C or above. Equivalences are not accepted, apart from Access applicants who must take 12 credits of Maths Level 2 or 9 credits of Maths Level 3 as part of their Access course.

    Typical offers are BBC at A Level or DDM at BTEC.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

    Admission to this foundation course is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the course you wish to study.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

  • You will be introduced to the major approaches to understanding human behaviour; social, cognitive, biological, developmental and personality psychology. You will acquire skills in the design and execution of a range of psychological research methods, the analysis and interpretation of data and report writing.

    • Introduction to Psychology (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSY1003
      Core Module Y
    • Becoming a Psychologist (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSY1006
      Core Module Y
    • Psychology in Practice (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSY1001
      Core Module Y
    • Investigating Psychology (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSY1004
      Core Module Y
    • The Science of Crime and Criminals (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CRI1007
      Core Module N
    • True Crime and Other Fictions (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CRI1006
      Core Module N
    • Introduction to Education Studies (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: EDU1011
      Core Module N
    • Criminal Law (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: LAW1008
      Core Module N
    • Concepts of Health (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SLS1016
      Core Module N
    • Volunteering (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SWK1003
      Core Module N
    • Positive Psychology (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSY1011
      Core Module N
    • Psychology for Life (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSY1012
      Core Module N
    • Further your Study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Counselling MSc

      Counselling Children and Young People MSc

      Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services MSc

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module
    Foundation: £6,600 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BA rate)

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module
    Foundation: £6,500 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BA rate)

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,500
    International Foundation Fees: £9,800

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,000
    International Foundation Fees: £9,400

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • Our Foundation Study Framework offers an exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.

    If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the entry requirements for this course, we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year course which includes our Foundation Study Framework.

    The Foundation Study Framework will help you to develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you will need in order to successfully progress to the full award. The Foundation Study Framework provides you with a practical and group-based approach to learning that supports your development and your transition to Higher Education, whilst also studying a number of specialist modules.

    Read more

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour