BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

Psychology

BSc (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   Yes

Psychology courses at Brunel emphasise the everyday and real-life significance of psychology by encouraging you to explore the relationship between the practical and theoretical aspects of the subject, both through academic study and work placements.

Psychology is often defined as the study of behaviour and of the mind. Through their theories and research, psychologists investigate a diverse range of topics including:

  • The relationship between the brain, behaviour and subjective experience;
  • Human development;
  • The influence of other people on the individual’s thoughts, feelings and behaviour;
  • Psychological disorders and their treatment;
  • The impact of culture on the individual’s behaviour and subjective experience;
  • Differences between people in terms of their personality and intelligence;
  • People’s ability to acquire, organise, remember and use knowledge to guide their behaviour.
Programme description

Psychology courses at Brunel emphasise the everyday and real-life significance of psychology by encouraging you to explore the relationship between the practical and theoretical aspects of the subject, both through academic study and work placements.

Psychology is often defined as the study of behaviour and of the mind. Through their theories and research, psychologists investigate a diverse range of topics including:

  • The relationship between the brain, behaviour and subjective experience;
  • Human development;
  • The influence of other people on the individual’s thoughts, feelings and behaviour;
  • Psychological disorders and their treatment;
  • The impact of culture on the individual’s behaviour and subjective experience;
  • Differences between people in terms of their personality and intelligence;
  • People’s ability to acquire, organise, remember and use knowledge to guide their behaviour.
Key Modules

These statistics relate to graduates from the Psychology course:

93% of our graduates go on to work and/or study six months after finishing the course*

*Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2015/16

Psychology degrees are valued by business and other employers - and with a good degree in psychology, you may go on to train as a clinical, educational, occupational or forensic psychologist.

Other careers include work with adults or children with disabilities, counselling, personnel management, market research and advertising, prison and probation work, speech and language therapy and psychological research.

Module & Subject

Level 1 Compulsory

  • Foundations of Psychology II: Brain and Cognition
  • Foundations of Psychology I: Learning and Social Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Statistics
  • Foundations of Psychology III: Clinical Psychology
  • Psychological Perspectives on Contemporary Issues 

Level 2 Compulsory

  • Biological Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Quantitative Research Methods 
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Advanced Data Analysis
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Individual Differences
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Conceptual and Historical Issues

Sandwich placement 

  • Psychology Work Placement 1
  • Psychology Work Placement 2

Level 3 Compulsory

  • Dissertation

Optional modular (choose four from)

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Drugs, Hormones and the Brain
  • Practical Investigations of Mind and Brain
  • The Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness
  • Approaches in Psychotherapy
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Clinical Aspects of Eating Disorders
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Music Psychology 
Entry Requirements
  • GPA 5.0 or 80%

75% is required in any specific subjects that are stated in GCE A-level entry requirements above.

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 65% (min 55% in all areas)
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 4 years
Course Fee:  16200.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Brunel University London, Kingston Lane Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER