Institute of Human Sciences

Psychology

BSc (Hons) Part-time 6 years, Full-time 3 years

This BSc Psychology course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

This BSc Psychology course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code C800
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  • Start Date(s) 18 September 2023
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (6 years), Full-time (3 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Institute of Human Sciences
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Why choose this course?

This BSc Psychology course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). The University of Wolverhampton’s unique blend of teaching, applied learning, work placements and state-of-the-art facilities will help build your understanding of human behaviour and develop you into an employable, career-ready graduate.

Studied over three years (full-time), or six years (part-time), our modern programme includes:

  • an exciting learning experience with an expert team
  • world-class facilities and equipment
  • placements within our partner network.

The British Psychological Society

What happens on the course?

Your early studies into psychology will comprise its core areas, building comprehension of mind, emotion, motivation and behaviour interactions. You will also study the social ramifications behind research methods and current issues in the field. Your critical thinking skills will be further refined in application to everyday-life contexts, making use of quantitative and qualitative research methods in second-year study. This will aid in preparing you for your select specialist area, which your third year will focus on more directly.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

  • Accreditation: The degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society, and will cover the very latest developments in the profession. Upon successfully completing your degree with an overall pass mark of 50% and the empirical psychology project, you become automatically eligible for Graduate Basis of Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society.
  • Staff expertise: You will be learning from experienced practitioners in forensic, counselling, and clinical psychology, as well as published experts in the fields of cyber, health, occupational, and cognitive psychology. We work in partnership with Advance HE, the nationally recognised body in teaching quality, to continually develop our courses with modern learning practises. Find out more about our staff here.
  • Career: Gain a professional focus and applied experience of psychology, ensuring you are equipped to take the next steps in your career.
  • Placements: Our course offers placement opportunities, enabling you to use skills and competencies in practise. You may work under supervision of a qualified psychologist in several applied domains, such as counselling, clinical, educational, forensic, health, occupational, and academic research.
  • International focus: The University of Wolverhampton is a diverse community of people, with staff and students from 120 different countries. In an increasingly global world, graduates are required to navigate complex information systems and provide creative solutions to issues that affect people internationally.
  • Student support and mentoring: Receive support from personal tutors who are experts in applied and theoretical psychology, and provide regular progress reviews and careers advice throughout your studies.
  • Psychology community research clinic: Our school operates a research-based mental health clinic. Our clinical staff and postgraduate trainees on our MSc and professional doctorate programmes provide confidential support, a range of psychological therapies, and workshop training to students who need additional support to succeed.
  • Research projects: All students are encouraged to explore research projects with real-world application and unique project design, presenting the opportunity to make real-world changes.
  • Research community: You become part of an active and supportive research community. Opportunities are fostered through our participant system, enabling you to take part in studies as a participant in your first year and gaining access as a researcher in your final year.
  • Applied and authentic assessment: All of our assessments focus on the practical elements of the course, providing a flavour of the real-world work of a practising psychologist.
  • State-of-the-art facilities: Learn in our dedicated research and computer labs with over 50 networked computers, an observation room with a one-way mirror, and video analysis equipment. Our cyberpsychology research laboratory is stocked with the latest in virtual reality and eye-tracking equipment.
  • Psychological test library: Gain access to the latest psychometric tools for your research with our comprehensive test library.
  • Specialist software: Our software library provides all of the latest data collection and analysis programmes, so you have the tools you need to succeed. Psychology-specific software such as SPSS, NVIVO, Qualitrics, Microsoft Office 365, are included as part of course fees.

The University of Wolverhampton prides itself on preparing you with a number of desirable graduate attributes, including specialist knowledge and enterprise, technological literacy, research skills, and effective communication.

  1. Writing: Every piece of work you submit receives feedback and advice to help develop your skills as a writer, enabling you to express ideas clearly, concisely, and with impact.
  2. Critical thinking and reasoning: Analysis of research, assumptions, methods, ethics, and how research is applied is a key part of psychology. You must consider each source that you use and reference your work. Critical thinking skills enable graduates to navigate the increasingly complex modern world and understand what is beneath the surface of any current issue.
  3. Communication: Learning to communicate is key to a successful career. Throughout your programme you will develop skills to improve your presentation abilities and articulate an argument to have meaningful impact.
  4. Problem-solving: The ability to provide solutions based on logical analysis of a problem is a skill many employers desire, as it requires you to think outside the box and understand the underlying factors at play.
  5. Research and analysis: A key part of many careers is the skill with which information can be gathered, organised, understood, and analysed for useful conclusions. A degree in psychology promotes these skills from the start.

Teamwork: Working collaboratively with others on tasks, building positive relationships in the workplace, and maintaining connections over time are valuable skills for any graduate.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23

Additional Course Costs

Optional Costs

  • Various certified courses are available via My Course + More, ranging from £0-£200

Further information on these additional costs will be provided prior to the start of your studies

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

  • 112 UCAS points
  • A Levels grades BBC / CCA
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma- grades DMM
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma - grades D*D*
  • Access to HE Diploma requires candidates to accumulate 60 credits, at least 45 of which are at Level 3.  To study psychology at the University of Wolverhampton, students must further achieve at least a 'merit' or 'distinction' in at least 24 of their Level 3 credits. 

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

Other Requirements

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

"During my time I felt all the staff genuinely wanted me to do well and were more than happy to invest their time and effort in achieving this. They were always extremely helpful and understanding, not to mention patient." 
Mel West

"Following graduation from an undergraduate psychology degree, I acquired the position of trainee practitioner with the National Autistic Society. Currently I am in the process of applying for a postgraduate course in clinical psychology. Although competition is high, with my education and experience I am hopeful that I will secure a placement."  
Yukyee Chang

"There are many great aspects to studying at the University of Wolverhampton. For me it meant that I could live locally, using the free shuttle bus between the campuses. The on-site facilities were very good too, giving me easy access to computers, books and journal articles."

Kirsty Lee

"I can’t thank you all at the University enough for providing me with the healing that comes from gaining an education in a supportive environment. I continue to grow and hold my head high now!"

Gail

"Being at the University of Wolverhampton has literally changed my life. It helped me to realise my intelligence, skills, gifts and talents. It helped me realise my potential and gain my identity. It has helped me understand my own mental health, have better reflection, and respect the world in a whole different way. I'm not here really to declare a sob story, but just share a little bit about how you have changed my life through your care, compassion, and empathy as a department. I sincerely mean it from my heart. Thank you for always believing in me."

Fiona

British Psychological Society (BPS)

Accredited against the requirements for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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