BSc (Hons) Psychology

Interested in how people think, act and interact? Discover how thoughts, feelings and motivations shape our behaviour. A hands-on approach to learning across social, developmental, clinical, cognitive psychology and neuroscience will provide you the skills relevant across a range of careers, from education and health to business and the media. Shape the psychology graduate you want to be, and carve out your future in anything from professional psychology to marketing and management.

Course details

Gain valuable real-world experience by putting your skills and knowledge into practice with an optional placement year, or take part in an international exchange year by studying abroad.

  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: Plymouth campus
University of Plymouth

Course overview

Hands-on learning in our psychology experiential learning lab. We embedded practical activities throughout the course, so you can put new knowledge into practice and build practical skills for future careers.

Shape the psychologist you want to be. Course choices and our option-based final year give the freedom to explore the areas of psychology that interest and benefit you the most.

As a successful graduate, you are eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society.


Entry requirements

UCAS tariff

112 – 120

A Level: 112-120 points from a minimum of three A levels from any subjects (excluding General Studies). Must include Biology if applying for Psychology with Human Biology.

International Baccalaureate:26-30 points overall.

BTEC:DMM-DDM in any subject.

Access courses:Pass an Access to HE course in science, humanities or combined social sciences with at least 33 credits at merit.

T level:Merit, any subjects.

GCSE: 5 GCSE subjects at a pass are preferred and this does not necessarily need to be Mathematics and English subjects.


Our Psychology students have tremendous opportunities to gain the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in a variety of work settings, from professional psychology, management and teaching, to social services, health services, probation and marketing. Our hands on approach to experiential learning embedded in the course will provide you with the topical skills and experience that you can apply to the wide range of career options open to psychology graduates.

Understanding where your degree subject could take you is an important first step in career planning. Due to the transferrable nature of the skills you gain from your studies, you may discover that there is a much wider range of opportunities open to you within this profession that you may first appreciate.


Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

  • Learning (PSYC411)
  • Psychological Science (PSYC412)
  • Debates in Psychology (PSYC413)
  • Relationships (PSYC414)
  • Topics in Psychology (PSYC415)
  • Connecting Psychology (PSYC416)
  • Career and Placement Planning (CPIE202)
  • Individual Differences, Social and Developmental Psychology (PSYC514)
  • Health and Wellbeing (PSYC515)
  • Applied Psychology (PSYC516)
  • Research Skills in Practice 1 (PSYC519)
  • Research Skills in Practice 2 (PSYC520)
  • Careers Planning (PSYC600)
  • Current Topics in Psychology 1 (PSYC601)
  • Current Topics in Psychology 2 (PSYC602)
  • Current Topics in Psychology 3 (PSYC603)
  • Current Topics in Psychology 4 (PSYC604)
  • Research Project (PSYC605)