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Course Level
BSC HONS
Course Duration
3 YEARS
UCAS Code
C922
UCAS Points
104

IS EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE DRIVEN BY HEAD, HEART, BORN TALENT OR TENACITY? 

Psychology BSc (Hons) explores the psychological field, spanning cognitive, developmental and social psychology. You’ll also be able to take the theory you’re learning and connect it with the application of psychology in the Target Talent Curriculum, a unique part of the UA92 degree.

What will you learn? ×

A unique combination of theory and practice will empower you to:

  • Understand human psychology across a wide range of domains.
  • Learn how to apply your knowledge and experience of psychology in a work-related activity, including sports, business and media.
  • Gain practical skills in a Psychology Testing Lab equipped with appropriate equipment.
  • Build critical thinking and presentation skills as you review the major issues in psychology today.
How will you learn? ×
  • Workshops.
  • Seminars.
  • Lectures.
  • Tutorials.
  • Laboratory study.
  • Online learning.
  • Independent study.
  • Placement.
  • Group work.
Develop more than skills and knowledge ×

Your UA92 degree goes far beyond the traditional academic experience.

Our ambition is to take you on a personal development journey. It’s about discovering just how much you’re capable of, and graduating a better version of you. From leadership to resilience and effective team working, it’s all covered by our Target Talent Curriculum.

Skills you will master ×

Alongside academic knowledge, you will develop:

  • Practical leadership skills.
  • Emotional and social intelligence.
  • Entrepreneurship skills
  •  Interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Social intelligence.
  • Leadership and management skills.
  • Writing skills.
  • Self-motivation.

APPLY NOW

Follow the link to the UCAS website for all the information you need to apply.

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COURSE OVERVIEW
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
COURSE STRUCTURE
CAREERS
FEES AND FUNDING
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THE FULL STORY

Psychology BSc (Hons) explores the psychological field, spanning cognitive, developmental and social psychology. You’ll also be able to take the theory you’re learning and connect it with the application of psychology in the Target Talent Curriculum, a unique part of the UA92 degree.


We’ll ask – and explore – questions in current thinking, including:

  • Can we predict behaviour and can we influence behaviour?
  • What are the frontiers of psychology, and how do we feel about them?
  • How do we learn and develop – and how do disorders occur?
  • Is it possible to learn to be a better leader – can we ‘fake it to make it’?

The course covers personality and individual differences – and you will be encouraged to apply your new knowledge across a range of psychological scenarios.

Engaging with this scheme will give you an excellent theoretical understanding of psychology, and you will have opportunity to learn, develop and demonstrate a wide range of practical and applied skills and competencies.

Application – hands-on practice – is key. You’ll undertake placements to explore how psychology can be applied in the workplace to help people work more efficiently and with greater fulfilment, and how an understanding of people is an essential tool for leadership.


You will also study research methods used to advance the subject and will practice these in the custom-designed Psychology Testing Lab. Then, part of your final year, we will support you to pursue your passions in your own study project. 

Topics and projects could include:

  • Determining the effect of environment on learning and memory.
  • Studying the ways people work out if something is fake news.
  • Examining how people respond to advice to ‘Think Positively.’
  • Researching if a ‘power stance’ changes testosterone levels.

This BSc (Hons) is a fantastic stepping stone into a diverse range of careers from further training to become a qualified psychologist, or straight into the workplace, gaining an edge in disciplines including marketing, management and HR.

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

At UA92, we’re committed to widening access to higher education for all.

Applications are open to students who may not have considered university study before and to those who thought it was beyond their grades. Because of this, we aim to be as flexible as possible with our entry criteria and recognise qualifications from around the world. 

Our typical entry offer is 104 UCAS points from a recognised level 3 qualification. We operate a flexible admissions policy, reviewing your application as a whole giving consideration to your personal statement and achievements so far. If you do not see your qualification below please contact our admissions team at hello@UA92.ac.uk.

BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. 
BTEC Diploma: D*D. 
Pass Access Course: With 104 UCAS points.
A levels: BCC.
International Baccalaureate: 28 points with 14 from Higher Level Subjects.
IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5.
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths and English or equivalent.

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Course structure

UA92 offers a truly exciting opportunity to develop and hone your skills. 

We will provide full details of our course structures later this year. In the meantime, if you want to stay up to date with our latest news and updates why not sign up?

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CAREERS

WHERE MIGHT IT TAKE YOU?

  • Range of psychology specialisms. 
  • Counselling.
  • Marketing, HR or Management Counselling.
  • Teaching - after completing a PGCE.
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Fees and funding

University is a big investment and it’s important to consider how you’ll manage your finances.

We’ve answered some of the questions you might have, to prepare you with all the information before taking the next step.


What do I need to pay for? 
If you decide to study away from home, your three biggest outgoings will be tuition fees, accommodation and living costs. 


How much are tuition fees? 

The cost for UK undergraduate students at UA92 for September 2019 entry is £9,000 per academic year. 

Most students choose to take out a student loan to cover this, paid directly to the institution.


How do I apply for a student loan? 
You can apply online from Student Finance England, www.gov.uk/student-finance. Applying is not dependent on an offer, so you can get a headstart on the process. 


When do I pay this back? 
Not straight away. You won’t actually start paying the loan back until you’re working and earning over £21,000 - how much you pay depends on your salary. 


Is there a loan for accommodation and living costs? 
Yes – eligible UK students can apply for a Maintenance Loan, again through Student Finance England, up to £8,430 a year to help with the costs of living. Repayment of this works in the same way as your tuition fees – they actually combine together into one sum. 


I’m an international student, how much are my fees? 
Fees for international students will be available soon on our website. You will be expected to pay a minimum of 50 percent, upfront before your course begins. 


Can I get advice or support during my time at UA92? 
Absolutely, we will have a Support Team on campus to help you with budgeting and financial advice to ensure you manage your money whilst studying with us. In addition, and as part of our Target Talent Curriculum, you’ll learn about financial planning to manage your finances in study and throughout your working life. 


Is there any other financial help available? 
There are other government grants - which you don’t have to pay back - to cover living costs for students with dependents, though these depend on your household income. There is also extra support available for students with a disability. All information can be found at www.gov.uk/student-finance

YEAR 1
YEAR 2
YEAR 3
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YEAR 1 - EXAMPLE MODULES

  • Introduction to Cognitive Psychology.
  • Introduction to Technology Management.
  • Introduction to Developmental Psychology.
  • Introduction to Research Methods.
  • Introduction to Social Psychology.
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YEAR 2 - EXAMPLE MODULES

  • Perspectives of Difference and Individuality.
  • Disorders of Psychology.
  • Research Methods.
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YEAR 3 - EXAMPLE MODULES

  • Applied Social and Cognitive Psychology.
  • Biological Psychology.
  • Psychology in Perspective.
  • Frontiers of Psychology.
  • Final Year Project.