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Key Facts

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Start Dates: Oct
Attendance: Full-time | Part-time | Part-time day
Course Level:Undergraduate
Duration: 1 Year
UCAS Code:Pending
Campus Location: University Square Campus, Luton

About the course

The course will provide you with a range of historical and contemporary psychological theories that explain human thoughts, emotions and behaviour.  There is an emphasis on how professionals use evidence-based practice to inform their working practice to make a difference in people’s lives.  

The course combines core areas of psychology (cognitive, social, developmental, biological, individual difference psychology, historical and conceptual issues and research methods) taught by researchers in these areas, with units reflecting the applications of psychology, leading-edge research by staff and careers in psychology.

The aims of the course are:

  • To demonstrate how the application of psychological knowledge can help inform and explain human behaviour;
  • To develop your ability to take different perspectives on issues and problems, and evaluate them in a critical manner;
  • To provide an understanding and critical awareness of a range of issues, theories and methods across different areas of psychology;
  • To emphasise the applied nature of psychology and the employability skills that a psychology degree confers.
  • To encourage you to reach your personal potential and manage your own learning by enhancing your knowledge, skills and self-awareness through the development of critical enquiry, analysis, evaluation, reflection and synthesis.

This course is designed for those students who have an interest in psychology but may not want to go on to be a Chartered Psychologist. 

There is a strong emphasis on employability.

If you have a started a psychology related course elsewhere but not completed it you may be able to join this course in Level 5 or Level 6. 


Units

  • Occupational And Organisational Psychology (PSY015-3) Compulsory
  • Psychological (Literature-Based) Honours Project (PSY024-3) Compulsory
  • Applied Health Psychology (PSY012-3) Optional
  • Atypical Child And Adolescent Development: Theories And Applications (PSY001-3) Optional
  • Coaching Psychology (PSY002-3) Optional
  • Critical Social Psychology (PSY004-3) Optional
  • Culture And Individual Differences (PSY019-3) Optional
  • Psychology Of Mental Health (PSY006-3) Optional

The assessments are designed to test your academic knowledge, oral and written skills, use of literature using primary and secondary sources, critical analysis of ideas, connections made between theory, practice, real life situations and the understanding and application of professional values including ethical issues.

Throughout your course you will be required to take a variety of types of assessment to assess your progression and success. These include self-reflection regarding your employability skills, cases studies, practical assignments such as developing a pack to help explain conditions such as autism to parents and children, group presentations, essays and exams. Feedback is given to students for each assessment point and it is expected that you will use this feedback for your own development and to inform your completion of future assessments.

Entry Requirements

This course is for applicants with a related Foundation Degree or Higher Education qualification wishing to top up to the full BA/BSc degree.


Employability skills (team working, communication, ability to learn and adapt, etc) are embedded into all units offering the opportunity to develop a range of generic and psychology specific skills and aptitudes. This course focuses on the applied nature of psychology and provides a taster of the various fields of postgraduate psychology and the world of work more generally.

Careers in the field of psychology include clinical, educational, forensic, prison, occupational and health psychology, business and HR, research, training and teaching. In addition, psychology graduates frequently go on to work in higher education as lecturers, or to conduct research for a PhD.

Fees and Funding

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

See www.gov.uk/student-finance

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £9,250 per year.

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the academic year 2020/21 is £12,350 per year. A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

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Fees and Funding


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

See www.gov.uk/student-finance

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £9,250 per year.

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the academic year 2020/21 is £12,350 per year. A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Extra Costs

Find out more about additional costs while studying at Bedfordshire. Click here.

How to Apply

Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS

EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form

International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

How to Apply


Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS


EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form


International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student