Institute of Human Sciences

Psychology

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

The BSc (Hons) Psychology is a three-year full-time course (usually six years if taken part-time), that provides a comprehensive coverage of all the most important areas in psychology.

The BSc (Hons) Psychology is a three-year full-time course (usually six years if taken part-time), that provides a comprehensive coverage of all the most important areas in psychology.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code C800
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (6 years), Full-time (3 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School Institute of Human Sciences

Why choose this course?

The BSc (Hons) Psychology is a three-year full-time course (usually six years if taken part-time), that provides a comprehensive coverage of all the most important areas in psychology.  The course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). In your first two years with us you study a number of compulsory modules that cover a broad range of psychological sub-disciplines such as social, cognitive, health, clinical, developmental, and psychodynamic psychology, to name but a few. In the final level (your third year if you study full time), you will get to choose a number of optional, specialist modules. We run a slightly different range of  specialist modules each year, depending on staff expertise. To get a feel for the sorts of topics we teach for these modules, please view our staff list. Further information about the Psychology department can be found here.

As you progress through the course, you will gain in independence as you complete a series of modules designed to support you in becoming an independent psychological researcher. In your final year, you will choose from a wide range of specialised modules, as well as completing an individual research project.  

What happens on the course?

The course places emphasis on a problem-based learning approach. Right from the start, you will gain knowledge and skills through hands-on work with psychological data, examining issues from across the spectrum of human psychology. You will also examine various philosophical approaches to psychology in order to be able to evaluate, critique and question current psychological thinking.

The psychology department organises a range of different learning experiences, ranging from lectures and seminars to group tutorials and research practicals. There's something to suit all tastes.  

Below you will see an example of the structure and modules you may study whilst at this university.

 

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Many of our general psychology graduates go on to apply their skills in the business world.  Employers are keen to recruit psychology graduates, perhaps because of their impressive mix of inter-personal skills and understanding of data analysis and theory testing.  A number of our graduates go on to train as Clinical, Counselling or Forensic Psychologists, to work in the NHS as trainee cognitive behavioural therapists, or to work in other helping professions such as social work.  

By choosing a BPS-accredited degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you will be ensuring you have access to a broad range of careers in future.  Each year, our graduates go on to apply the knowledge they have gained with us to a wide range of jobs in the private, public and non-profit sectors.

 

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

You will specialise in human psychology throughout the course and will receive support from personal tutors who are expert in relevant areas of both applied and theoretical psychology who will be in a position to support your learning. We believe our system of personal tutoring contributes considerably to the success of our students through regular progress reviews and opportunities for careers advice.  

The Psychology Department at the University of Wolverhampton offers state-of-the-art facilities in which to study, including dedicated research and computer labs with specialist testing software, an observation room with a one-way mirror, video equipment, a psychological test library, plus much more.

The Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing series of seminars and lectures spans education, sport, care, psychology health and wellbeing, bringing you a variety of engaging speakers and experts from the University of Wolverhampton and many other UK universities, visit www.wlv.ac.uk/fehw/lectures

 

 

You will gain knowledge and skills specific to psychology, including a broad understanding of psychological theories and previous research.  You will also gain many general, transferable skills, including listening and communication skills, computer skills, and the ability to analyse and interpret data. These transferable skills apply to a wide range of other disciplines within science, general management and sales.  

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, effective communication and global awareness.

 

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6000 per year# 2019-20
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

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

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

2020 Entry

GCSE Maths and English grade C+ / 4 or equivalent.

The following are considered equivalent of grade 'C' mathematics:

  • OCN Access to HE Core Mathematics
  • National Test level 2 Numeracy
  • Key Skills L3 Application of number
  • Functional Skills L2 Mathematics

The following are not accepted:

  • Key Skills L2: Application of number

Plus Either

  • 96 UCAS points
  • CCC from  A Levels 
  • BTEC QCF National Diploma DD
  • BTEC Extended Diploma MMM
  • The 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.  You are also required to have achieved 12 credits at Level 2 or 3 in English and 12 credits at Level 2 or 3 in Mathematics within the Access or have evidence of  GCSE English and Maths at grade C+/4 equivalence.
  • Successful completion of the International Foundation Year in Education, Health and Wellbeing guarantees entry on to this course
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

 

"During my time I felt all the staff in the department 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


 

British Psychological Society (BPS)

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

British Psychological Society (BPS)

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

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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