BA (Hons) Psychology (with or without foundation year) offered by our partner university offers a rigorous, research-informed programme that equips students with the knowledge and skills to explore and understand why people think, feel and behave as they do, and can be utilised across a wide range of career paths that positively impact the lives of others.

Throughout the duration of this programme many different aspects of psychology will be covered, some key topics are:

  • 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
  • Drawing upon relevant evidence-based and theoretical perspectives, critically examine a range of psychological, biological, social, cognitive and developmental approaches in order to understand human behaviour and mental processes
  • Undertake in-depth exploration of a range of significant life events and the factors that impact development through the life course such as socio-cultural factors, the environment, socialisation, ageing, childhood, attachment, language development and biopsychosocial approaches
  • Investigate and critically examine perspectives such as role theory, illness narratives, and typical and atypical development in order to explore the psychology of diagnosis and health experiences that challenge traditional health-related approaches within the discipline
  • 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
  • Critically evaluate psychological interventions and initiatives that can be used to support well-being, employee/employer relationships and implementation of relevant policies within the business and organisational psychology.
Foundation Level
  • Research Skills
  • Professional Skills
  • Data Skills
  • Communication Skills
Year 1
  • Academic and Professional Skills
  • Introduction to Psychology and Research Methods
  • Psychology of Health
  • Self, Society and Body Politics
Year 2
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Contemporary Social Psychology
  • Lifespan Development
  • Advanced Research Methods
Year 3
  • Dissertation (Psychology)
  • Business Psychology
  • Criminal Behaviour and Society
  • Individual Differences
Entry Criteria
Standard Entry Requirements
  • A typical offer would be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC / 112 UCAS Points.
Foundation Year Entry Requirements
  • The standard entry requirements for an Integrated Foundation Year are DEE at A level or MPP at BTEC / 64 UCAS Points.
English Language Requirements

All students applying with International or EU qualifications 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 the undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our English Language Requirements.

Graduate employment opportunities that might be available to graduates of the programme could include:
  • NHS
  • The Crown Prosecution Service
  • Charities
  • Academia further applied research MSc/PhD/PGCE
  • HR
  • Government
  • Forensics
  • Teaching F.E/H.E
  • Counselling (Adult/Child)
  • Youth Services
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