This BPS accredited course combines a broad grounding in psychology with the study of how people communicate through language.
You’ll be taught by academics who are shaping the field internationally within both Psychology and Linguistics, and those working at the intersection of both subjects. You’ll gain a critical awareness of psychological research and theory; the ability to analyse structure of language and patterns of language; plus communication, research, presentation and collaboration skills.
What does Psychology mean to you?
- Language and Cognition
- Further Methods in Psychology
- Social Psychology
- Linguistics: Structure, Sound and Meaning
- Developmental Psychology*
- Individual Differences*
* one to be deferred to the third year
You will choose two optional core modules from:
- ET328: Sociolinguistics
- ET324: Multilingualism and Culture
- ET322: Intercultural Pragmatics
- ET:323 Language, Society & Power
- ET327: Dialects
and you will choose one optional core module from:
- PS369: Linguistics and Psychology Project
- PS370: Psychology and Linguistics Project
and you will choose one remaining optional core modules not taken in year 2
and you will choose at least two optional modules from:
- PS211: Perception, Planning and Action
- PS346: Perspectives in Clinical and Counselling Psychology
- PS348: Issues in Families and Development
- PS349: Psychology of Ageing
- PS350: How You Feel: A story of mind told by the body
- PS353: Developmental Psychopathology
- PS355: Attention
- PS358: Theory and Research on Emotion
- PS360: Non-Verbal Behaviour
- PS367: Psychology Across Cultures
- PS372: The Psychology of Intellectual Disabilities and Sensory Impairments
- PS373: Exploring Minds
- PS374: Aggression and Violence
- PS377: Consumer Psychology and Marketing
or other final year options as offered by Psychology
You may also choose one optional module from:
- ET316: English Across Cultures
- ET319: Professional Communication
- ET320: Language in the Media
- ET321: Issues in TESOL
- ET325: Communication Modes
- ET326: Global Public Relations
or other final year options offered by Linguistics
You’ll be taught by academics who are shaping the field internationally within both Psychology and Linguistics, and those working at the intersection of both subjects.
You’ll gain a critical awareness of psychological research and theory, the ability to analyse structure of language and patterns of language, plus communication, research, presentation and collaboration skills.
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 two science subjects/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.
- UCAS Code: C802
- Award: Degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc)
- Duration: 3 years full time (30 weeks per academic year)
- Start Date: 24 September 2019
- Location of study: University of Warwick, Coventry