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Psychology BSc (Hons)


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University of Derby Kedleston Road Derby DE22 1GB

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Fees: This is a resource intensive course, so it costs £8,250. Start date: You can start this course in September.

The enthusiasm of the lecturers is very infectious and the tutors have been very supportive. Every semester has brought a new experience and new things to learn and new ways to look at things. Deborah Doherty Student

Teaching and learning You will take part in lectures, seminars, workshops, group activities and practical work, and have the opportunity to work in innovative ways using web forums and virtual learning environments, such as Second Life. Recent quality inspectors praised us ‘for being at the forefront of technology-enhanced learning’. We use a variety of assessment methods, reflecting the range of skills our students acquire. Alongside written coursework and exams, there are also practical activities such as debates, presentations, preparing posters and designing and carrying out research studies. Additional information Our facilities include high specification computing labs with software for designing experiments, and physiology labs, housing a range of physiological recording equipment. Our observation suite has video recording facilities and a state of the art eye tracker, which allows you to analyse eye movements. We’re not involved in animal research.


Stage one Stage TWO


About the course Psychology is the scientific study of human thought and behaviour. You will cover the social, developmental, cognitive and biological dimensions of behaviour and the applications of psychology in a range of areas. Our staff are active in research so you will be kept right up-to-date with current developments.

Does Psychology Matter?

Cognition and Development

Research Methods and Analysis in Psychology

Psychology in the Modern World


Duration and mode of study: You can study this course full time for three years or part time for up to six years.

Psychological Research in Practice

Cognitive Processes and the Social World

Quantitative Methods and Individual Differences

Option A


Entry requirements: You will usually need 260 UCAS points from accepted qualifications (see for a full list).

Social and Biological Psychology

Brain, Behaviour and Human Development

The Individual in Psychology: Qualitative Understandings

Option B

Option C

Option C

Option D

Option D


UCAS code: C801

This course is accredited as conferring eligibility for the Graduate basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society, provided the minimum standard of a second class honours is achieved. This is the first step to becoming a professional psychologist. In the 2013 National Student Survey, 93% of our students were satisfied with the teaching on this course.

Study modules


Where you will study: Derby Campus, Kedleston Road

Why choose this course?



Psychology Research Project

Options Stage Two You will choose one of these optional modules from list A:  Abnormal Psychology  Cyberpsychology  Eating Behaviours  Philosophical Psychology And you will choose one of these optional modules from list B:  Anomalistic Psychology and Parapsychology  Computer-Based Experimental Psychology  Gendered Lives  Sport and Exercise Psychology  The Psychology of Health Stage Three You will choose two of these optional modules from list C:  Addictive Behaviours  Atypical Language Development  Psychology in Education  Forensic Applications of Psychology  Human Behaviour and Evolution  Neuropsychology

 The Psychology of Pain  Vision and Cognition And you will choose two of these optional modules from list D:  Altered States of Consciousness  Autism, Asperger’s and ADHD  Clinical Applications of Psychology  Emotion in Context  Family Health Psychology  Work Placement  The Dark Side of Psychology  The Psychology of Rationality  Please note that not all of these modules may be available each year. Your career This course will prepare you for further professional training in psychology. You will also develop transferable skills, such as good communication and IT skills, which are invaluable for a variety of careers. Previous graduates have qualified in clinical and educational psychology, enrolled for PhDs and worked in other professions where psychological knowledge is relevant such as teaching or working in mental health settings.

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