University of Gloucestershire Psychology

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University of Gloucestershire Psychology

University of Gloucestershire Psychology

Psychology (BSc Hons)

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Study the science of being human on this BPS-accredited degree – your first step towards a career in psychology or a related field

From the neuroscience of behaviour to the social construction of reality, this degree will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary for careers in psychology and beyond.

Our psychology degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society, and so is your first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist working in areas such as forensic, occupational and clinical psychology. The abilities you develop will also serve you well in related areas such as teaching, human resources, health and social care, and research.

You’ll have opportunities to examine topics such as what brain events occur during a phobic reaction, how to maintain psychological wellbeing, and why some people are psychopaths. In your first year you’ll cover the core conceptual frameworks in psychology, how to investigate psychological questions, and ways that psychology can help us in everyday life. In your second and third years you’ll choose from a range of specialist modules including Forensic Psychology, Psychology of Wellbeing, Psychology of Gender and Sexuality, and Cognitive Neuroscience.

You can choose to take a brief internship with an external organisation, gaining skills and experience useful for your intended career. Recent internships have been completed with the Rethink self-harm helpline, the learning support team at an FE college, and marketing for a local company. You’ll also undertake a live research project in an area of psychology that interests you and matches your career goals. Students have recently investigated psychopathy and brain activity, psychological issues around eating disorders, animal therapy, and motivations in physical exercise. You’ll benefit from specialist facilities in our psychology laboratories, including electroencephalogram (EEG) equipment to measure brain activity, and virtual reality facilities to investigate how environments shape thoughts, feelings and behavior.

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Study style

Your work will be assessed in a variety of ways to develop career-relevant skills, including reports, presentations, blogs and portfolios, as well as traditional essays and exams. You’ll also have a chance to pursue a topic of personal interest for your research dissertation.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2017 entry

128 tariff points

Typical offers

ABB at A levels, DDM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

2017 UCAS tariff table

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country. If you do not meet the academic and English language requirements, you should consider a preparation course at INTO University of Gloucestershire, which will help to prepare you for study on this degree. INTO University of Gloucestershire is based at our Park campus and offers a range of courses including International Foundation Business, Hospitality and Tourism.

Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don’t meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please email our admissions team for further information.

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If you are unsure whether your predicted grades will carry enough points to study the course, we can help. Whether you’re taking A levels or BTECs, Access courses or anything else the tariff calculator will let you know whether you currently have the grades and advise on what to do next.

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UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
Single Honours – 3 years full-time C800


  • Forensic psychology
  • Clinical psychology
  • Occupational psychology
  • Health services
  • Education

Psychology (Postgraduate Certificate / Postgraduate Diploma / MSc)

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Suitable for graduates from any area, our programme enables continuation onto a BPS-accredited course in occupational, forensic, clinical or sport psychology

Suitable for graduates from any subject area

Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), our MSc Psychology conversion programme is designed for graduates in any area who wish to pursue a career in professional psychology. Whether you’ve studied psychology but didn’t gain accreditation with the British Psychological Society, or you’re looking to change career paths, completing this programme will qualify you for entry to further training, in areas such as forensic, occupational, clinical and sports psychology.

The programme follows the core BPS (British Psychological Society) curriculum, The programme follows the core BPS (British Psychological Society) curriculum, with a strong thread of cognitive neuropsychology, including practical laboratory-based sessions using the latest EEG and Virtual Reality technology.

It’s taught by staff who are expert in their given areas, who are student focused, and who are committed to providing an excellent learning experience.

With 100% overall satisfaction on MSc Psychology (PTES, 2016) our psychology subjects rank in the top 10 UK universities for overall satisfaction.

Students can also benefit from a 10% discount on fees when progressing onto postgraduate courses in Forensic and Occupational specialisms.

With a strong team of Chartered Psychologists we are able to provide excellent advice and guidance on careers routes in psychology after completion.

Modules include;

Cognitive and NeuropsychologyDevelopmental PsychologyIndividual DifferencesSocial PsychologyReseach Methods and AnalysisDissertation


Study style

Your assessments will include research reports, essays, presentations, exams and a dissertation.

Entry requirements

  • An Ordinary or Honours degree in any subject, including degrees in psychology that are not accredited by the BPS
  • EU and international students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent

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Fees – 2017/18 Academic Year
Home and EU Students
Masters £6000
Postgraduate Diploma £4000
Postgraduate Certificate £2000
Non-EU Students
Masters £13500
Postgraduate Diploma £9000
Postgraduate Certificate £4500

The fee displayed is the total course fee for full or part-time study. Fees can be paid in instalments over the duration of study with further details available in our tuition fee policy.


  • Forensic Psychology
  • Occupational Psychology
  • Sport Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology