Psychology - BSc (Hons)
Why study this course?
Psychology is central to understanding people and their behaviour. This British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited course combines psychological theory with evidence-based knowledge from many different areas. You'll be exploring genetics, biology, child development, personality, society and culture.
In the most recent (2015-16) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.
Through psychology you can learn about the way genetics, childhood development, personality, society and culture influence our behaviour. On this course, you’ll challenge assumptions and explore questions such as: do girls prefer pink? What turns a peaceful demonstration into a riot? Why do some romantic relationships work and others don’t? Why do some people develop eating disorders or phobias and why do some people take illegal drugs?
In your first year, you’ll gain a broad introduction to the key domains of human behaviour, as well the essential research methods required by all psychologists. In your second year, you'll broaden your knowledge base and explore more complex ideas, such as intelligence, creativity, decision making and prejudice. Your final year will offer you the chance to specialise in areas that interest you. You’ll also undertake an individual research project under the supervision of an academic tutor. The knowledge you’ll gain from this course can be applied in the real-world to lots of different contexts and situations.
Enrolling in London Met's Psychology course provides the perfect foundation to go on to postgraduate study and to train as a professional psychologist.
You'll be assessed through examinations, coursework, practical reports and presentations. Your final year will include an individual research project.
This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society, and is the first step towards training as a professional psychologist.
In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:
- a minimum of grades BCC in three A levels or minimum grades BC in at least two A levels in academic or business subjects (or a minimum of 104 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma; or Advanced Diploma; or Progression Diploma; or Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits)
- English Langauge and Mathematics GCSE at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent)
Applicants with relevant professional qualifications or extensive professional experience will also be considered on a case by case basis.
Entry from appropriate foundation and access courses will also be considered.
If you don’t have traditional qualifications or can’t meet the entry requirements for this undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing the BSc Psychology Extended Degree.
All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
If you have relevant qualifications it may be possible to enter this course at an advanced stage rather than beginning in the first year. Please note, advanced entry is only available for September start. See our information for students applying for advanced entry.
Specific qualifications that may make you eligible for advanced entry to this course include a relevant foundation degree, HND or equivalent.
If you're studying full-time, each year (level) is worth 120 credits.
Year 1 (Level 4) modules include:
- Cognitive and Developmental Psychology
- Experimental Psychology and Research Methods
- Personality and Social Psychology
- Study Skills and Introductory Biopsychology
Year 2 (Level 5) modules include:
- Developmental Psychology and Cognition
- Individual Differences and Social Psychology
- Psychobiology and Evolutionary Psychology
- Psychology and Employment
- Research Design and Data Analysis in Psychology
Year 3 (Level 6) modules include:
- Clinical and Health Psychology
- Clinical Neuroscience
- Counselling Psychology
- Cultural and Social Psychology
- Evolutionary Psychology
- Forensic Psychology
- Psychology Project
- Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology
- Reasoning and Decision Making
- Psychology of Learning and Education
- Work Psychology
"I would recommend the psychology undergraduate degree to anyone, the knowledge and life skills you will learn are priceless and this degree will open more doors than you can imagine. I am a single mum to a teenager and I also work two different jobs but the support you get on this course from some brilliant lecturers enabled me to completely engage in the full-time degree and achieve very good grades. If a degree was easy, it wouldn't be worth the paper it is printed on but if you manage your time effectively and take advantage of the interesting, engaging, and at times fun lectures, seminars and workshops, there is every chance of qualifying with remarkable results. If I can do it, anyone can."
Emma Smith, former student
"I have a first-class honours degree in Psychology and was awarded the British Psychology Society Undergraduate Award at London Met. Currently, I am in the process of completing an MSc in clinical neuroscience at a prestigious university. I can honestly say that my experience at London Met was fantastic. The level of support that lecturers provide students along with effort is stupendous. London Met is a place where lecturers care not only about students' performance but about their wellbeing too."
Monica Pereira, former student
As your degree will be accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), you'll be able to progress on to postgraduate training to achieve Chartered Psychologist status.
Possible specialist areas include clinical psychology, counselling psychology, forensic psychology, educational psychology, health psychology and occupational psychology.
You'll also develop transferable skills such as report writing, teamwork, time management organisation, IT and numeracy skills, which are valued by employers in a wide range of industries. For example, our graduates have gone on to work as a Support Worker at Creative Support, Trainee Mental Health worker at Highgate Mental Health Centre NHS and Sales Negotiator at Reids of Mayfair.
We're investing in an exciting, multimillion pound transformation of the London Metropolitan University campus, between 2016 and 2020. We’re moving all of our activity to one place, our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching locations of some courses will change over time.
Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2018. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.
All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of-the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.
Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
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How to apply
If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.
UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.
Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University, but please note that if you require a Tier 4 visa you are not able to study on a part-time basis.
When to apply
The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.
If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.
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