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University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
Tuition fee £16,054 per year
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The aim of our BSc Psychology degree is to develop highly competent psychologists, with a selection of transferable skills.

Programme structure

In the first year of BSc Psychology, we lay the foundations for understanding the basic principles of psychological theory, of the research methods and analysis that will be used, and introduce students to practical psychology experiments. We also require undergraduates to select two non-psychology options and encourage them to widen their perspectives with subjects they may not have tried previously, for example philosophy or oceanography.

In the second year, students will be cover material in depth from key areas of psychology: Neurpsychology; Cognitive Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Social and Personality Psychology; and Individual Differences. Both research methods and practical tuition will be extended in preparation for the final year project.

In the final year, we offer a wide selection of optional modules allowing students to specialise in whichever area of psychology they are particularly interested in – including Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Educational Psychology, Developmental Psychopathology, Forensic Psychology, Perception and many more. These seminar courses are based upon individual reading and open discussion of up to date research. We also permit our students to choose up to two options outside of Psychology facilitating interdisciplinary study.

All BSc Psychology students must also choose a topic for a literature review and a research paper, which they complete under the supervision of a member of staff in Psychology. The research paper will be the culmination of three years research training and will constitute a valuable piece of psychological research, the best example of which will be presented a prize.

Career opportunities

The development of career skills is embedded throughout every stage of this BSc Psychology degree and is present at every moment of study. Some modules offer specific teaching in reasoning and communications skills.

A BSc Psychology degree will provide you with a variety of career options. These include clinical, educational, forensic, health and occupational psychologies, human resources, advertising and further postgraduate study.

Hannah Brown is a graduate of Psychology. “I enjoyed the total learning experience provided within Psychology,” she said. “The engaging lecturers, the beautiful surroundings and excellent facilities all combined to make my time here very enjoyable.”

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States