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BSc in Psychology

Brunel University London, United Kingdom


Next enrollment cycle

October 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 24,489

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  • 3 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
Psychology is an exciting subject to study as we are still looking for answers to questions about the human mind and consciousness. At Brunel, you will have the chance to immerse yourself in the accepted theories of psychology as well as the latest research that is expanding our knowledge.
  • Our Psychology degree is accredited by The British Psychological Society and can be studied full-time over three years. We also offer it as a four year course which is unique in offering two six-month work placements or you can carry out a one year placement within a single environment.
  • Work experience while studying is a great asset, whether you choose to continue your studies in psychology or seek employment. You will know what it’s like to apply your skills in the workplace, which builds confidence and is attractive to employers. Recent placements have included the Institute of Psychiatry, Royal Free Hospital and Holloway Prison.
  • The course will help you to develop specific skills and practical methods before allowing you to tailor your studies to your own interests in the final year by selecting modules and writing a dissertation. This prepares you for the more self-directed study of a masters and specialisation in a particular field should you choose to pursue it.
  • Brunel offers access to extensive laboratory and technical facilities including brain imaging facilities (fMRI, EEG), psychophysics, and eye tracking. A good understanding of the equipment you may use in your work placement or in research is a useful skill to have for the future.
  • As an accredited psychology course, should you graduate with a 2:2 grade or higher, you will be eligible to apply for graduate membership of the British Psychological Society. Membership will be key if you choose to pursue postgraduate training and become a psychologist.

Enrollment Cycles

  • October 2023

UK entry requirements

  • GCE A-level BBB.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDM in any subject.
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DM in any subject with an A-level at grade B.
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D in any subject with two A-levels at grade BC.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma 30 points.
  • Obtain a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3.
  • Five GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 or above are also required, including English Language and Maths.

EU and International entry requirements

  • If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 63% (min 55% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 92 (min R18, L17, S20, W17)
  • You will gain an in-depth understanding of the breadth and diversity of psychology. The first two years provide a good grounding in areas such as cognitive psychology, clinical psychology, and developmental psychology. In your final year, you can specialise in some fascinating areas such as Music Psychology, Animal Behaviour and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • This course can be studied 3 years full-time or 4 years full-time with placement, starting in September.

Year 1

  • PY1702 - Academic Skills in Psychology
  • PY1606 - Foundations of Psychology I: Learning and Social Psychology
  • PY1607 - Foundations of Psychology III: Brain and Cognition
  • PY1604 - Foundations of Psychology III: Clinical Psychology
  • PY1700 - Research Methods
  • PY1600 - Seminars in Psychology
  • PY1701 - Statistics

Year 2

  • PY2706 - Advanced Academic Skills in Psychology
  • PY2705 - Advanced Data Analysis
  • PY2704 - Biological Psychology
  • PY2701 - Cognitive Psychology
  • PY2601 - Conceptual and Historical Issues
  • PY2602 - Developmental Psychology
  • PY2703 - Individual Differences
  • PY2606 - Qualitative Research Methods
  • PY2700 - Quantitative Research Methods
  • PY2702 - Social Psychology

Year 3

  • PY3600 - Dissertation


  • PY3610 - Animal Behaviour
  • PY3604 - The Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness
  • PY3607 - Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • PY3614 - Disorders of Perception and Movement Control
  • PY3618 - Drugs, Hormones and the Brain
  • PY3617 - Evolutionary Psychology
  • PY3621 - Forensic Psychology
  • PY3615 - Human Sexual Diversity
  • PY3612 - Personality and Close Relationships
  • PY3601 - Practical Investigations of Mind and Brain
  • PY3616 - Psychoanalytic Psychology
  • PY3613 - Psychology of Reading and its Impairments
  • PY3619 - Psychology of Religion
  • UK 
  • £9,250 full-time 
  • £1,385 placement year
  • Fees quoted are per year and may be subject to an annual increase. Home undergraduate student fees are regulated and are currently capped at £9,250 per year; any changes will be subject to changes in government policy.
  • Fees for EU applicants – For entry in 2021/22 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to support EU students during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course. EU fees for 2022 entry are not yet confirmed.

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