Psychology BSc

Study Psychology at Brunel: You’ll open your mind to new possibilities and open doors to a wide variety of careers.

Course details

The skills gained from studying a psychology degree – including data analysis, problem-solving, team-building and effective communication – are attractive to employers in a wide variety of sectors. In fact, Brunel Psychology graduates earn 10% more than the sector average
  • Mode of study: 4-5 days a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9250   per year
  • Location: London campus

Brunel University London

Course overview

Psychology is an exciting subject 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. You will be using our extensive laboratory and technical facilities including brain imaging facilities (fMRI, EEG), psychophysics, and eye tracking.

Our Psychology degree is accredited by The British Psychological Society and can be studied full-time over three years. You can also study the four-year course which is unique in offering two six-month work placements or a one-year placement within a single environment. Recent placements have included the Institute of Psychiatry, Royal Free Hospital and Holloway Prison. Some of our students have worked in a business environment. Find out about Tasmin’s placement in marketing.


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.

T levels : Merit overall


Brunel Psychology graduates earn 10% more than the sector average.*

Your BPS-accredited psychology degree at Brunel is the first step to becoming a chartered psychologist. In addition to clinical psychology, your degree will give you the skills that are attractive to employers in a wide variety of sectors such as media, marketing, HR, law enforcement, finance, government, health and education.

You will also leave with a wide range of transferable skills including data handling, scientific analysis, problem-solving and communication. Plus, with a Brunel Psychology degree, you can gain experience in the workplace with a year-long placement or two six-month placements in different settings.


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.
  • PY1703 – Employability 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
  • PY1701 – Statistics
  • 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
  • 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