Why study BSc (Hons) Psychology at BU?

  • Participate in practicals, interactive assessments, coursework, placements and research using state-of-the-art facilities
  • Learn through mentorship from staff and benefit from talks by nationally and internationally renowned speakers from a variety of fields and disciplines
  • Benefit from our collaborations with the mental health sector, the criminal justice system, the educational system, industrial partners and local communities/charitable trusts
  • Develop transferable skills including critical thinking, project management, presentation skills and professional practice
  • Study diverse topics that will prepare you for a range of careers, whether in psychology (such as in mental health or forensic settings) or outside (such as in HR, the police, marketing or management)
  • Opportunity to take an optional 4-week or 30-week placement in industry to give you essential real-world experience and begin building a network of professional contacts - 95% of our graduates are in employment or further education after 15 months.

Find out more about the content of this course.

Foundation year: We have a foundation year option for students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the scientific skills required for Psychology, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress to the full degree. If you apply to study the full degree and do not meet the academic entry requirements, our admissions team may consider your application for the Foundation Year and notify you accordingly.

For September 2025 entry: in order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in industry to benefit our students, we regularly review all of our courses. This course is currently going through this process and we will update this page in September 2024 to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.

Course accreditations

This course 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. 

Key information

Next start date:

September 2024, September 2025

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

3 years with an optional 4-week placement, or 4 years with a minimum 30-week placement. Foundation year: 4 years full-time with a 4-week placement or 5 years with a 30-week minimum placement.

Accreditations:

British Psychological Society

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

For September 2024 and September 2025 entry: 112-128 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. Foundation year: 48-72 UCAS tariff points. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

For September 2024 and September 2025 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.