Psychology - BSc (Hons)

Psychology is central to understanding people and their behaviour. Our Psychology BSc is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as granting eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC), which is an essential first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist. Gaining GBC through our Psychology BSc degree will allow you to progress to specialised postgraduate training and a career in psychology.

Course details

You’ll learn how people think, feel and behave in different situations. You’ll also learn how to challenge and explore common assumptions and address questions such as: Why do some people become addicted to drugs? Why do people behave differently on social media? Why do some people develop eating disorders or phobias? Why are some people more forgetful?
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

London Metropolitan University

Course overview

Our Psychology BSc provides the perfect foundation for a wide variety of employment opportunities or future training as a professional psychologist. In your first year, you’ll gain a broad understanding of the different areas of psychology and essential research skills. In your second year, you’ll broaden your knowledge base and explore more complex topics, such as intelligence, creativity, decision making and prejudice. Your final year will offer you the chance to specialise in an area that interests, such as forensic, work, counselling or clinical psychology. These modules offer an advanced understanding of psychological theory, research and practice, taught by experts in their field and psychology practitioners.

Throughout the course you’ll learn how to use specialist methods and equipment, gaining practical skills in psychological research. You’ll undertake an individual research project under the supervision of an academic tutor. The knowledge you’ll gain from the course can be applied in the real-world to many different contexts and situations.


Entry requirements

a minimum of grades BCC in three A levels or minimum grades BC in at least two A levels in academic or business subjects (or a minimum of 104 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma; or Advanced Diploma; or Progression Diploma; or Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits)

English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)

What the students say

I would recommend the Psychology undergraduate degree to anyone. The knowledge and life skills you will learn are priceless and this degree will open more doors than you can imagine. I am a single mum to a teenager and I also work two different jobs but the support you get on this course from some brilliant lecturers enabled me to completely engage in the full-time degree and achieve very good grades. If a degree was easy, it wouldn’t be worth the paper it is printed on but if you manage your time effectively and take advantage of the interesting, engaging and, at times, fun lectures, seminars and workshops, there is every chance of qualifying with remarkable results. If I can do it, anyone can.


The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

  • Biological Bases of Behaviour (core, 15 credits)
  • Child Development and Behaviour (core, 15 credits)
  • Cognition and Behaviour (core, 15 credits)
  • Introduction to Research in Psychology (core, 30 credits)
  • Personality (core, 15 credits)
  • Social Influences on Thinking and Behaviour (core, 15 credits)
  • Study Skills for Psychology (core, 15 credits)
  • Cognition (core, 15 credits)
  • Development Across the Lifespan (core, 15 credits)
  • Individual Differences (core, 15 credits)
  • Psychobiology (core, 15 credits)
  • Psychology and Employment (core, 15 credits)
  • Research Design and Data Analysis in Psychology (core, 30 credits)
  • Social and Cultural Understanding of Us and Others (core, 15 credits)
  • Psychology Project (core, 30 credits)
  • Clinical Neuroscience (option, 15 credits)
  • Clinical Psychology (option, 15 credits)
  • Coding for Psychology (option, 15 credits)
  • Cognition and Emotion (option, 15 credits)
  • Counseling Psychology (option, 15 credits)
  • Cyberpsychology (option, 15 credits)
  • Drug and alcohol counselling (option, 15 credits)
  • Forensic Psychology (option, 15 credits)
  • Health Psychology (option, 15 credits)
  • Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology (option, 15 credits)
  • Sex and Sexuality (option, 15 credits)
  • Special Topics in Personality and Social Psychology (option, 15 credits)
  • Specific Learning Differences (option, 15 credits)
  • Work Psychology (option, 15 credits)