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Bachelor of Science

BSc (Hons) Psychology

Our BSc (Hons) Psychology course has been designed to equip you with critical psychological skills, knowledge and values that can be applied to real world contexts. With practical teaching from experienced lecturers coupled with bespoke support from our Employability Service, you will graduate ready to take the next step in your career.

Successful completion of this course will allow you to pursue further education in the field of psychology (including an MSc), or enhance your employability in areas such as health, education, management or policing, and beyond. You can find more information about careers and further education on the BPS website here.

The Psychology Lab at our Leeds Campus is equipped with experiment cubicles, an observation suite and VR equipment. Explore our Psychology Lab virtual tour below.

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

A Level: BBC
UCAS Tariff Points*: 112
GCSE: Grade C/4 or above in English Language and Maths, or equivalent

*From three A Levels or equivalent.

Course requirements ➔

Entry requirements


Leeds, London Bloomsbury and Online

Next start date

September 2024

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Learn more about the process for applying to us and where to get started.


Our Applications of Professional Psychology module and work-based learning in Year 3 will enhance your future career prospects.

We have an overall 5 Star rating from QS World University Rankings and 5 stars in Teaching, Employability, Online Learning, Academic Development and Inclusiveness.

Learn practical Psychology principles in our upcoming lab at our Leeds Campus. Equipped with experiment cubicles, an observation suite and VR equipment.

Course Details

BSc (Hons) Psychology

UCAS code: C800

If you're looking to take your first steps in a psychology-related field, our BSc (Hons) Psychology is a great place to start. This course offers a strong focus on applied learning to provide you with real world skills to enhance your employability.

You will develop evidence-based knowledge of current psychological theories and issues and discover how they can be applied to everyday life as well as a professional setting. You will also build skills in scientific reasoning, learn to understand the role of evidence and make critical judgements in psychological arguments.

You will graduate with skills such as problem solving, research, communication and self-evaluation – competencies that can be applied to future studies, as well as enhancing your professional skills.


Why study BSc (Hons) Psychology with us?

  • Cross-subject optional modules: In Year 3, you will be able to choose from optional modules in our other subject areas of law, criminology and policing. These will help you build transferable skills valuable to employers.
  • Work-based learning module: In your final year, you will spend at least 40 hours volunteering at an organisation of your choice to apply the psychological principles you have learned on the course.
  • Learn from experienced lecturers: In our Psychology at ULaw module, you will explore the specialisms of your lecturers and their unique journeys through the field of psychology.
  • Multiple study options: Choose from studying online or at our Leeds or London Bloomsbury campuses.
  • Practical learning: We keep class sizes small so we can personalise teaching to your unique career goals.
  • Award-winning Employability support: From day one to beyond graduation, you will have access to 1:1 support from our experienced Employability Service.

Foundation Year

UCAS code: C801

You can choose to take an additional Foundation Year before you start your BSc (Hons) Psychology. This introductory year focuses on developing the key skills required to study at degree level and covers the same six modules as on our law and business degrees. The modules covered will initially enhance your communications skills, digital and information literacy and ability to think critically. You then have the added flexibility of switching your degree programme if another discipline captures your interest, subject to availability and entry requirements.

Entry requirements for the Foundation Year are different from our three-year degrees. For full details, check our Entry Requirements page.

Course Structure

Semester 1

  • Communication Skills
  • Digital and Research Skills
  • Sustainability and Society

Semester 2

  • Foundation Year Project
  • Core Concepts of Psychology

Choose one*:

  • Core Concepts of Business
  • Core Concepts of Computer Science
  • Core Concepts of Criminology and Policing
  • Core Concepts of Law

*Options available are indicative and available subject to numbers and the campus chosen. Students will also complete the Shaping Skills for Success programme.


  • The Psychology of Mental Health
  • Understanding the Person
  • Psychology at ULaw
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Brain and Behaviour
  • Applications of Professional Psychology


  • Neuroscience of Behaviour
  • Lifespan Development
  • Personality and Individual Differences
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Social and Critical Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology


  • Work Based Learning
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Dissertation

Optional modules* (choose 2):

You will be able to choose modules from our other subject areas of law, criminology and policing, such as Mental Health Law (Law) and Gender, Sexuality and Crime (Criminology).

You will also have a choice of Psychology optional modules tailored to the unique specialisms of our lecturers, such as Cyber Psychology.

*All options are indicative and subject to availability. 

Course Start Dates

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
    • Full-time: Leeds and London Bloomsbury
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology with Foundation Year
    • Full-time: Leeds and London Bloomsbury


Study BSc (Hons) Psychology Online starting September 2024

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Study Online

If you’re looking for the perfect combination of a flexible study programme to fit around your other commitments together with the benefit of our expertise, experience, and employability focus, why not consider our online study option? 

The online version of this course covers the same content as the on campus version, while still offering you the same high level of professional lecturer support. 

BSc (Hons) Psychology Online ➔

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Course Information


To get a full picture of how you can fit this course around your existing commitments, take a look at our course date breakdowns.



We use a variety of formative and summative assessments designed to meet the overall course and individual module learning outcomes, as well as allow you to demonstrate your knowledge in a variety of innovative formats. Assessment methods will include:

  • Written assignments
  • Research proposals
  • Practical reports
  • VLog assignments
  • Presentations
  • Posters
  • Education leaflets
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Full-time study

  • In years one and two you’ll study taught modules.
  • In year three you’ll study some taught and optional modules as well as researching and writing up your dissertation and conducting work-based learning.
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Employability We Set You Up For Success

We care about your career, which is why we offer support with job applications and other work experience opportunities as soon as you accept your place.

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Fees and Applying


Applications are now open for September 2024.

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UK - £9,250 per year

International (London) - £17,550 per year

International (non-London) - £16,700 per year


If you need to fund your studies with a student loan you can apply via Student Finance.




We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.

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