Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This psychology degree offers a scientific approach to the study of human behaviour, giving a broad understanding of psychological theory and research. It will develop your understanding of the processes influencing how people think, feel, behave, and interact. You'll be trained in statistics, the design of experiments, and the use of psychology'relevant statistical software. We have excellent specialist and general'purpose research laboratories, including an EEG suite for brain research, an infant lab, and a visual perception and attention laboratory. You can take advantage of our well'established links with employers of psychology graduates, and our programme of career development for students at all levels. You'll participate in our innovative mentoring scheme, which involves meeting regularly with a member of academic staff who'll help your psychological thinking as well as your study and employability skills. You'll be taught by experts in their field, and will have the opportunity to get involved in the world'class research taking place in the Department. The degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society as conferring eligibility for Graduate Membership of the Society and also the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, which is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

Course Modules

Year 1: Introductory courses in psychology and practical courses in principles, methods and techniques of psychological experimentation. Year 2: Further course in statistics and a selection of theoretical courses (includes: personality and psychopathology; social psychology; the psychology of life'span development; biological substrates of behaviour; cognitive psychology). Final year: Options include: psychopharmacology; topics in neuropsychology; psychopathology; organisational behaviour and health; topics in child and adolescent development; the psychology of ageing; evolutionary approaches to the explanation of behaviour; the psychology of consciousness.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £16,770  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level ABB-AAB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates BBBCC
  • European Baccalaureate 75%
  • International Baccalaureate 33
  • SQA Advanced Higher ABC-AAC
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Diploma DDD
  • BTEC National Award
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

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96% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 92%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 87%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 84%

£18,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

81% Go on to work and/or study

In work 42
Studying 33
Studying and working 6
Unemployed 11
Unknown 8

15% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 62%

Total Coursework: 36%

Total Practical: 2%

£5,247 - £5,247
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,906 - £7,306
Typical cost of private accommodation