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BSc in Psychology

BSc in Psychology

Full-time 2018 entry

We cover all the core British Psychological society areas for accreditation – but allow you the choice to draw in relevant optional modules from across the University in areas such as business, biology, economics, sociology, philosophy or a language.

Course overview

Year 1

  • Brain and Behaviour
  • Psychology in Context
  • Statistical Methods in Psychology
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Academic Skills for Psychologists
  • Psychology in the Real World (optional)

Year 2

  • Individual Differences
  • Methods in Psychology II
  • Second Year Project
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Psychobiology
  • Social Psychology
  • Language and Cognition (optional)
  • Perception, Planning and Action (optional)

Year 3

  • Third Year Project
  • Abnormal Psychology (optional)
  • Developmental Psychopathology (optional)
  • Issues in Families and Development (optional)
  • Health Psychology (optional)
  • Psychology and the Law (optional)
  • Cognitive Science (optional)
  • Psychology of Ageing (optional)
  • Body Perception: Neurons to Experience (optional)
  • Theory and Research on Emotion (optional)
  • Behaviour Change (optional)
  • Psychology Across Cultures (optional)
  • Sleep and Health (optional)
  • Nonverbal Behaviour (optional)

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.

Taster Lectures

Watch our example lectures to give you a taste of what it's like to study at Warwick.

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.

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.

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.

For a full and current list of our partners see: warwick.ac.uk/studyabroad. 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.

We have a range of contacts offering the opportunity for work placements between the second and third year. Students who find their own placements will also be supported to take a year out of study to work.

Our students can also take up a variety of work experience opportunities, both paid and unpaid, alongside their studies or during holidays.

Find out more about where a degree in Psychology can take you.



 


Essential information

Entry Requirements
A level:
AAB, including grade B in GCSE Mathematics

Applicants with no natural science subject at A level are normally expected to have grade B in two science subjects/double science at GCSE.

IB: 36 points, including 5 in Higher Level Mathematics or 6 in Standard Level Mathematics/Mathematical Studies. A natural science subject at Higher Level is preferred, otherwise at least 5 in one natural science subject at Standard Level will be considered.

UCAS Code
C800

Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Duration
3 years full time (30 weeks per academic year)

Department website
Department of Psychology

Student blogs

Ptolemy Banks - Psychology

Amreet Sarai - Psychology

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
Find out more about fees and funding

Other course costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course.

For further information on the typical additional costs please see the Additional Costs page.

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This information is applicable for 2018 entry.

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