This student-centred course with research-inspired teaching is accredited by the British Psychological Society, so when you graduate with at least a Second Class Honours, you are eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartership, the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.
Why Psychology at BU?
The diversity of the topics offered on the course will provide both the breadth and depth of knowledge which will well-prepare you for any career, whether in psychology (such as in mental health or forensic) or outside (such as HR, the police, management). Our staff’s expertise and extensive collaborations with the mental health sector (e.g. the NHS), the criminal justice system (e.g., the police), the educational system, industrial partners (e.g. Microsoft) and local communities/charitable trusts will also benefit your learning and your career path.
We have a system in place where feedback is regularly sought from our students and staff to continuously refine the quality of our courses and maximize students’ experience. 87% of our final year students agree our staff are good at explaining things - join us on live chat now to find out more, or register to meet us at an open day.
What you will learn
You’ll be situated with the Department of Psychology and will learn theories and practical skills covering a range of psychological approaches, including social, biological, developmental and cognitive psychology, as well as more specialist topics, such as forensic, clinical, cyber, consumer, educational psychology, and neuropsychology through state-of-the art facilities. Importantly, you’ll acquire generic skills which are readily transferable to your future careers, such as critical thinking, project management, presentation skills and professional practice. You will become some of the most highly employable graduates around.
How you will learn
You’ll learn through problem-based learning, practicals, interactive assessments, courseworks, placements, research opportunities, mentorship from staff as well as plenty of seminars by nationally/internationally renowned researchers and practitioners throughout the year.
You also get many opportunities to work with world-leading researchers on projects of mutual interest - indeed many of our students have published work with members of the Department. Join us at the next Open Day to find out more.
What makes this course different
- Accredited by the British Psychological Society
- Work placement option in the third year
- Excellent student support system
- Emphasis on the development of vocationally relevant skills
- Research-inspired teaching
- Research Apprenticeship Scheme in the second year
- Choice of option modules for in-depth study of specialist topics in the final year
- State of the art facilities.
All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.
Next start date:
September 2019, September 2020
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
3 years, or 4 years with a minimum 30-week placement
British Psychological Society
All subjects considered
September 2019 entry: 112-120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM.
September 2020 entry: 112-128 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM.
International entry requirements:
For September 2019 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 including a minimum of 6.0 in writing with minimum 5.5 in each of the 3 other components or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.
For September 2020 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the four components or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.