BANGOR UNIVERSITY

Psychology with Business

BSc (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   No

The programme will provide you with an undergraduate-level education in the fields of psychology and business, along with key skills in scientific and market research, writing, and presentation skills. The programme will present multiple perspectives in a way that fosters your critical evaluation skills, including a mix of neurological, cognitive, developmental, language, learning, social, and personal perspectives. It will provide you with an understanding of how to apply theory to experience and behaviour, in particular in the business environment (e.g. aspects of organizational behaviour, management and marketing). The programme comprises 80 credits from Psychology and 40 credits from Business in each of the three years. Year 1 and 2 modules are all compulsory and it is structured to ensure that you will study the British Psychological Society core topics required for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership. Year three completes your degree with a major research project and in-depth study of both psychology and business related topics.

Programme description

The programme will provide you with an undergraduate-level education in the fields of psychology and business, along with key skills in scientific and market research, writing, and presentation skills. The programme will present multiple perspectives in a way that fosters your critical evaluation skills, including a mix of neurological, cognitive, developmental, language, learning, social, and personal perspectives. It will provide you with an understanding of how to apply theory to experience and behaviour, in particular in the business environment (e.g. aspects of organizational behaviour, management and marketing). The programme comprises 80 credits from Psychology and 40 credits from Business in each of the three years. Year 1 and 2 modules are all compulsory and it is structured to ensure that you will study the British Psychological Society core topics required for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership. Year three completes your degree with a major research project and in-depth study of both psychology and business related topics.

Key Modules
  • 8th for Course Satisfaction (Guardian Good University Guide 2018).
  • Top 15 for Graduate Prospects (Complete University Guide 2018).
  • Top 15 for Research Quality – (Complete University Guide 2018).
  • 17th (of 114) in the National Student Survey 2017 for Student Satisfaction.
  • British Psychological Society fully accredited degree programmes.
  • Largest number of Psychology students in Wales and one of the largest and most cosmopolitan departments in UK (HESA Stats).
  • 89% of research output either world leading or internationally excellent and 17th overall (REF 2014).
  • We were one of only two UK Psychology departments ranked top 20 for research in REF 2014 that are also ranked top 10 for student satisfaction in the same year.
  • Top 200 Psychology departments in the world (QS World University Ranking 2017).
  • 75% graduated with a 1st or 2:1 in 2017.
  • Bangor Psychology is 50+ (born ‘63), putting it amongst the oldest in the UK.
  • There are a large number of specialist research labs including a 3T MRI scanner, TMS Labs, ECG facilities and a Brain anatomy laboratory.
  • Careers prospects are improved by the focus on transferable skills that is contained throughout the degree eg. PoPPs.
Module & Subject

Due to the broad nature of this degree combined with its British Psychological Society accreditation all modules are compulsory. Each year you’ll cover both Psychology and Business topics and all graduates who achieve at least a 2:2 will be eligible for Graduate Based Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS. Each year you study a total of 120 credits and the modules build over the years to provide both breadth and depth of understanding in both Psychology and Business.

Your Research 

We put great emphasis on developing your research skills. Right from the start of your course you will begin to build up an understanding of how to undertake research and you will also act as a participant in the School's on going research programme. In this way, you'll gradually acquire the skills you need to design and conduct your own research project in Year 3. There will be opportunities to conduct research in in liaison with external business partners and we also have a wide range of specialist research laboratories.

Entry Requirements

For 2019 entry:

  • Typical offers are 136-120 tariff points. Applicants are strongly preferred to have a level 3 qualification* in at least one relevant science (Maths, Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Statistics, Psychology and Science). General Studies and Key Skills are excluded. GCSE Maths and English at C grade are required. *Level 3 qualifications include A levels, BTEC, Access**, Irish Highers, International Baccalaureate, Welsh Baccalaureate, Scottish Advanced Highers and others – for a full list, please refer to the new UCAS tariff at www.ucas.com. 
  • We also welcome applications from mature applicants, individuals with European qualifications and international applicants (subject to minimum English language requirements).

**Usual Access offer is 21 Distinctions, 18 Merits and 6 Passes.

For 2018 entry:

  • Typical offers are 136-120 tariff points. Applicants are strongly preferred to have a level 3 qualification* in at least one relevant science (Maths, Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Statistics, Psychology and Science). General Studies and Key Skills are excluded. GCSE Maths and English at C grade are required. *Level 3 qualifications include A levels, BTEC, Access**, Irish Highers, International Baccalaureate, Welsh Baccalaureate, Scottish Advanced Highers and others – for a full list, please refer to the new UCAS tariff at www.ucas.com. 
  • We also welcome applications from mature applicants, individuals with European qualifications and international applicants (subject to minimum English language requirements).

**Usual Access offer is 21 Distinctions, 18 Merits and 6 Passes.

 

General University entry requirements

We accept students with a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds and consider each application individually.

All students need to have good basic skills and the University also values IT and communication skills.

As part of the University’s policy we consider applications from prospective disabled students on the same grounds as all other students.

To study a degree, diploma or certificate course you’ll be asked for a minimum of UCAS Tariff points. For a fuller explanation of the UCAS Tariff Points, please see (www.ucas.com)

We also consider applications from mature students who can demonstrate the motivation and commitment to study a university programme. Each year we enrol a significant number of mature students. For more help and advice about being a mature student at Bangor, please visit the  Study at Bangor site.

Specific entry requirements can be seen on the individual course pages.

EU and International students' entry requirements

 

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for EU and International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages. International applicants can also visit the International Education Centre section of our website for further details.

Bangor University offers International Incorporated Bachelor Degrees for International students whose High School qualification is not equivalent to the UK school leaving qualification. The first year (or Year 0) is studied at Bangor International College, an embedded College on our University campus and delivered by Oxford International Education Group

 

Foundation Campus

Oxford International Education Group

Pre - Sessional English

6 Month

Valid Agreement with NE

Yes

Course Option
Course Duration: 3 years
Course Fee:  13000.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Bangor Campus, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG uk
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER