University of Westminster

Course Introduction

The Department of Psychology is well known for its research and has an outstanding teaching reputation; it was awarded the maximum 24 points in the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) subject review for teaching quality. As a Psychology student you will be based in the heart of London. You will be able to take advantage of our excellent facilities, including laboratories, observation facilities, computer'based teaching laboratories, research cubicles and a workshop and resource centre. Graduates have taken up careers in clinical psychology, counselling, health psychology, business psychology and forensic psychology. Many use their skills in related professions including social work, human resources, education, market research, and public relations. We provide an optional work placement year, giving you the opportunity to gain workplace experience in a psychology or cognitive neuroscience'related setting in the UK or abroad. You can also study a language as part of your degree.

Course Modules

Year 1: Cell science; foundations of cognitive neuroscience; introduction to cognition, learning and personality; introduction to social and developmental psychology; research methods in psychology (double module). Year 2: Advanced neuroscience; cognitive psychology; developmental psychology; individual differences; psychobiology and clinical neuroscience; research skills for cognitive neuroscience; social psychology. Year 3: Clinical psychology; memory and executive function; neuropharmacology of cognition; origins of communication and language; project in cognitive neuroscience (double module); psychophysiology; studies of consciousness; the sensory brain.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £12,500  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
  • SQA Higher CCCC
  • International Baccalaureate 32
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Key Course Information

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85% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 83%
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 82%

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

87% Go on to work and/or study

In work 65
Studying 16
Studying and working 6
Unemployed 11
Unknown 3

20% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 55%

Total Coursework: 42%

Total Practical: 3%

£4,700 - £6,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,400 - £9,000
Typical cost of private accommodation