BSc in Psychology
We cover all the core British Psychological society areas for accreditation. You can also draw in relevant optional modules from across the university in areas such as Business, Biology, Economics, Sociology, Philosophy or a language.
Our Psychology degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society, with an emphasis on practical work. You’ll cover a broad range of topics that reflect our research strengths but allow you the choice to draw in relevant optional modules from across the University, for example in business, biology, economics, sociology, philosophy or a language.
We’re widely recognised as one of the UK’s top research departments, and work closely with the NHS, the police and international bodies such as the United Nations. You’ll be taught by acclaimed academics whose enthusiasm for the subject is infectious and you will also have the opportunity to conduct a research project on an area of particular interest each year. Looking ahead, you’ll have access to a departmental careers consultant, who helps to organise events and practical sessions, and who can provide one-to-one guidance to help you decide what you want to do after graduation.
We give you the opportunity to apply for a year abroad at a partner institution. If selected, you would typically go overseas between your second and final year at Warwick.
Modules you might study:
Six option modules
Examples of optional modules you may study:
- Perspectives in Clinical and Counselling Psychology
- Issues in Families and Development
- Psychology of Ageing
- How You Feel: A story of mind told by the body
- Developmental Psychopathology
- Theory and Research on Emotion
- Non-Verbal Behaviour
- Psychology Across Cultures
- Animal Behaviour
- The Psychology of Intellectual Disabilities and Sensory Impairments
- Exploring Minds
- Aggression and Violence
- Placement, Outreach and Engagement
- Consumer Psychology and Marketing
In an interconnected world, employers greatly value an international perspective. Studying abroad provides you with a first-hand opportunity to explore how culture influences psychological processes and develop a range of valuable skills that give you a competitive advantage in the graduate market.
Our department is part of the University’s large global network of exchange partners, with long-standing agreements with prestigious universities around the world.
A particularly popular Warwick option is with Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, acknowledged as one of the world’s top universities. Opportunities also exist in Brazil, China, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, South Korea, Spain and the USA.
Typically, when students choose to study abroad, they apply in their second year for a third year of study at a partner institution. Students then return to Warwick for their final year.
You will have a combination of lectures, seminars and practical classes. Lectures will introduce you to a particular topic. During weekly seminars you will build on the knowledge theories and ideas from the lecture and readings, sharing your views about the topic and debating the issues. Seminars give you personal access to the tutor as well as the opportunity to voice your views in a smaller group.
Watch our example lectures below to give you a taste of what it's like to study at Warwick.
Your degree credit will come from a mixture of examinations and assessed work.
A total of 40% of your degree credit will be based on second-year modules and 60% on third-year modules. The first year must be passed to progress onto the second year. Your third-year individual project will account for 25% of your final year marks.
False Memories: Many people believe that our memory works like a recording device that we can play back at any given time. Yet decades of science has shown that isn’t true. And did you know we can even have false thoughts implanted into memory?
Gambling Animals: Gamblers are more likely to take risks if a high-value reward is up for grabs. Dr Elliot Ludvig shares why he believes these actions are influenced by memories of previous winning bets.
A level: AAB plus grade B / 6 in GCSE Mathematics.
Applicants with no natural science subject at A Level are normally expected to have a grade B / 6 in in two science subjects or double science at GCSE.
IB: 36 plus 5 in Higher Level Mathematics or 6 in Standard Level Mathematics. A natural science subject at Higher Level is preferred, otherwise at least 5 in a natural science subject at Standard Level will be considered.
You will also need to meet our English Language requirements.
Find out more about fees and funding
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course
When it comes to finding your perfect career, you can access support at any point in your degree and after you graduate through our student careers and skills team.
- Detailed guidance from your Psychology careers consultant
- Help with job applications and interview practice
- Face-to-face and online courses to develop leadership, enterprise and communication skills
- Contact with employers through careers fairs, employer presentations and workshops
- Support for finding placements
- 8,000+ on-campus work experience opportunities
- Graduate-level vacancies
- Access to Warwick’s paid Graduate Internship Scheme
- Warwick graduates have been named the 3rd most sought after by top employers.
Placements and opportunities
Psychology students at Warwick can apply for a one-year or part-year intercalated work placement in the UK or abroad, to be taken between their second and final years. We provide our students with support and guidance around identifying and applying for placements.
Our dedicated Placement officer, Dr. Gitit Kadar-Satat, works closely with the department's Senior Careers Service to support you in developing employability and transferable skills
Find out more about where a degree in Psychology can take you.
Find out how to apply to Warwick
- UCAS Code C800
- Award Degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc)
- Duration 3 years full time (30 weeks per academic year)
- Start Date 28 September 2020
- Location of study University of Warwick, Coventry