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  • Duration 3 Years
  • Start September, January, May
  • Delivery Campus Taught
Foundation Entry

This Psychology degree offers an extensive outlook on exploring and understanding why people think, feel and behave as they do. The knowledge and skills you gain from this degree can be utilised across a wide range of career paths that positively impact in the lives of others, in public, private, and healthcare domains.

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Students will demonstrate a well-rounded understanding and critical awareness of human behaviour and reasoning behind mental processes. There is a focus on the major components and methods of enquiry within contemporary and classical psychology such as research methods, social and developmental psychology, health, crime and business. 

By covering these vast areas, it will allow students to apply theory and evidence-based approaches to examine real-world events on a national and global level and engage in current and future debates within the discipline. Crucially, this course provides students with sufficient breadth and depth of knowledge and practical skills that they can pursue a wide range of psychology-related careers and further postgraduate study.

This programme will enable students to develop a critical awareness of human behaviour and reasoning behind mental processes.

There is a focus on the major components and methods of enquiry within contemporary and classical psychology such as research methods, social and developmental psychology, health, crime and business. 

By covering these broad areas, it will allow students to apply theory and evidence-based approaches to examine real-world events on a national and global level and engage in current and future debates within the discipline.

Crucially, this course provides students with sufficient breadth and depth of knowledge and practical skills that they can pursue a wide range of psychology-related careers and further postgraduate study.

Why study with us

  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of, and appropriately use a variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods to collect, analyse and interpret data conforming to ethical standards to progress towards becoming independent researchers.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive and informed understanding of contemporary issues in psychology to engage convincingly in debates about issues identified on a national and global scale.
  • Use critical reflection to assess individual strengths and weaknesses, improve performance and build resilience whilst engaging in personal and professional change.

Key Features

  • You will develop an informed understanding of contemporary issues in psychology and engage in debates about a diverse range of topics identified on a local, national and global scale.
  • A variety of coursework-based assessment approaches used, such as lab reports, research proposals, essay and portfolios.
  • Learning and teaching activities will enable you to engage critically in the programme content, apply your independent reading to the module lectures and engage directly with your lecturers and classmates.
  • Lab based practical assessments will provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate your competencies through research design and conducting practical assessments.
  • The opportunity to develop transferable and employability skills is threaded throughout the programme covering areas such as communication, critical thinking, managing workloads and independent learning.

Modules

Foundation:

  • Data Skills
  • Research Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Professional Development Skills

Year 1:

  • Academic and Professional Skills
  • Introduction to Social and Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychological Research Methods

Year 2:

  • Advanced Social and Developmental Psychology
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Advanced Biological and Cognitive Psychology
  • Essential Issues in Psychology, History and Individual Differences

Year 3:

  • Psychology of Everyday Life
  • Psychological Applications in Professional Contexts
  • Forensic and Clinical Psychology
  • Research Project

What you'll do

You will be allocated a Personal Development Tutor at the start of your course. This will be your first point of contact for questions about your studies. Regular sessions with your tutor ensure they will be up to date with your academic progress and able to offer insightful guidance to assist you in reaching your full potential.

All our students at University of Central Lancashire London have the opportunity to complete our Employability Award during their time with us. Our aim for the Employability Award is to increase students’ awareness, knowledge and skills to succeed in the graduate job market, postgraduate study or business enterprise.

All assignments during your course are designed with your career progression in mind and give you opportunities to develop and improve transferable skills employers look for.

Careers

A BSc (Hons) Psychology degree equips you with the knowledge and skills to explore human behaviour, and it can be applied in various fields, such as clinical, counselling, education, health, occupational, sport, and forensic psychology. 

You’ll find opportunities in public and private healthcare, education, mental health support, social work, therapy, and counselling, including advisory, research, treatment, and therapeutic roles. 

Our BSc (Hons) Psychology programme opens doors to a wide range of career opportunities, some of which may require further training/ study, including: 

• Clinical Psychology 

• Counselling 

• Human Resources 

• Mental Health and Wellbeing Practice 

• Occupational Therapy 

• Policy Development 

• Research 

• Teaching 

Assessment

This programme is assessed via a number of methods including written assignments, laboratory reports and practical activities, presentations, group work, research projects and reflective writing.

Entry requirements

96 UCAS tariff points from 3 A Levels or equivalent, eg CCC.

Alternatively;
 
Irish Leaving Certificate: BBCCC.
Scottish Highers: BBCCC.
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DMM in a business-related subject.
International Baccalaureate Diploma: 24 points.
All applicants are required to have at least 3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.
 
Candidates must demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification.
 
We will also consider applications to level 4 entry from those who are not able to meet our normal course entry requirements but can demonstrate that they have achieved the required level of knowledge and skills and have the potential to benefit from the course, for example: through relevant work experience and professional development.
 
For Foundation entry, a UCAS Tariff Entry of 40 points.

We will also consider applications to level 3 entry from those who are not able to meet our normal course entry requirements but can demonstrate that they have achieved the required level of knowledge and skills and have the potential to benefit from the course, for example: through relevant work experience and professional development.

Fees and funding

2023/24

UK
Full-time £9,250 per year

Scholarships and Support

Top Achievers

Scholarships of £2,000 are available for the overall Top Achievers in Year 0 (Foundation Year), Year 1 and Year 2.

The winners are presented with their scholarships during our Top Achievers event which is hosted twice a year. The scholarship is applied to tuition fees for the next academic year.

Travel Bursary

The Travel Bursary has been designed to help students cover the costs of studying at university in the city each semester. Eligible students can receive a payment of £250 for each semester, with the opportunity of receiving up to £500 per Academic Year.

Requirements:

  • Studying for an undergraduate degree
    90% minimum attendance across all modules for the semester
    Submitted all assessments on time (If an assessment offence has been proven, it will be considered as non-submission)

The eligibility of students will be assessed at the end of Semester 1 and Semester 2. If you qualify to receive the Travel Bursary for Semester 1, the required attendance and assessment criteria would have to be maintained during Semester 2 to qualify for the second payment at the end of Semester 2.

Payment:

  • For qualifying students, the payment will be £250 after the assessment results are confirmed for Semester 1, and £250 after the results are confirmed for Semester 2.
  • You will be notified by e-mail as to what date you can expect payment to be made.
  • Should you qualify for Travel Bursary, you will be able to enter your bank details in a secure repository on VLE which will be used by Finance to make the payment. You will be solely responsible for ensuring the accuracy of these details. Central Lancashire London will not be liable for any loss as a result of incorrect payment details.

Attendance Monitoring:

  • You can keep track of your attendance online through the VLE and this is updated on a daily basis.
  • Please note that if you record your in-class attendance later than 10:30 am (if you have a lecture in the morning) and 2:30 pm (if you have a lecture in the afternoon), you will be marked as absent.
  • If you believe you are having a technological issue registering your in-class attendance via VLE, please make an attendance enquiry through VLE for assistance. 

Central Lancashire London reserves the right to withdraw the bursary at any time if deemed necessary.


If you have any issues with your attendance, please email the attendance team at: icentre@london.uclan.ac.uk

If you have any enquiries about the bursary, please email the finance team at: finance@london.uclan.ac.uk

DSA Grant

This request is available for students who are unable to pay the contribution of £200 towards the DSA equipment. We will need a copy of the Disabled Student Allowance Entitlement letter from Student Finance before we can assess your application.

If you would like to apply for the DSA grant, please send an email to finance@london.uclan.ac.uk

Please note this is only available to students with an approved Disabled Student Allowance from the Student Loan Company.

To read our DSA grant terms and conditions click here.