BSc (Hons) Psychology - BSc (Hons)

We’ll encourage you to keep asking questions, to develop the scientific, analytical and research skills you need to become a psychologist. Together, we’ll explore the different facets of psychology including applied, social and clinical psychology, cognitive neuroscience and biological psychology.

Course details

Psychology affects everything we do. You’re curious about people’s thoughts, feelings and behaviour – and that’s what sits at the heart of our British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited degree course.
  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Locations: Chelmsford campus

Anglia Ruskin Univesity, ARU

Course overview

By studying BSc (Hons) Psychology at ARU, you’ll immerse yourself in the science of mind and behaviour – and take the first step towards a career as a chartered psychologist.


Entry requirements

104 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), Psychology and Science subjects are preferred.

3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.


As a graduate chartered member of the British Psychological Society, you could undertake further training to become a counselling or clinical psychologist, or specialise in areas like health, educational or forensic psychology.

Psychologists have skills that are sought after in other industries too, including the ability to understand social behaviour and analyse data.


All psychologists are skilled in understanding and conducting research. We’ll get a thorough grounding in these skills, and you’ll make good use of them throughout your degree.

We also start to specialise, with optional modules on human behaviour, and mental health and illness. Plus there’s the chance to learn a language, with our Anglia Language Programme.

  • Becoming a Researcher
  • Self and Society
  • Mind and Behaviour

Optional modules

  • The Psychology of Everyday Life
  • Clinical and Health Psychology
  • Anglia Language Programme
  • Research in Action: Statistical Thinking
  • Social Psychology: Development and Difference
  • Ruskin Module (15 credits)
  • Research in Action: Qualitative Methods and Psychology in Practice
  • Diagnosis and Formulation in Mental Health
  • Brain, Body and Mind
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Culture and Health
  • Emotion
  • Sex, Sexuality and Gender
  • Psychology in the Workplace
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Stress and Stress Management
  • Lifespan Development
  • Consumer Psychology
  • Psychological Therapies
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Atypical Development
  • Groups in Conflict: Social Psychological Issues
  • Cyberpsychology
  • The Neuroscience of Self