London South Bank University

Course Introduction

Psychology as an undergraduate subject is changing, and the Psychology Department at London South Bank University is at the forefront of such changes. We are one of the first universities in the UK to deliver courses that integrate core areas of psychological knowledge, so that you'll have a deeper understanding of the subject and are even better equipped for employment. This new course structure stems from recent recommendations for best practice made by The British Psychological Society, the Association of Heads of Psychology Departments, and the Higher Education Academy Psychology Network. All of our courses have a strong applied element so that you can see the real world applications of your studies. This will equip you to apply your skills in both psychology'related professions and in other industries. Our alumni are employed in areas as varied as clinical, forensic and counselling psychology; teaching; the probation and court services; human resources; and business.

Course Modules

Year 1: psychological research methods 1; introducing psychological approaches; introducing real world psychology; psychological research methods 2; exploring psychological approaches; exploring real world psychology. Year 2: psychological research methods 3; the psychology of learning and memory; the psychology of feelings; psychological research methods 4; the psychology of behaviour with others; the psychology of thinking and communication. Year 3: empirical project. Four options from: psychology of mental health; health psychology; investigative psychology; development of brain and behaviour in infancy; psychopharmacology; psychology of addictive behaviours; psychology of group processes; extended essay (specialist routes only); thinking: past, present and future; developmental disorders; art, awareness and the brain; applied psychometrics; forensic psychology; neuropsychology; counselling psychology.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
5 - 6 years
Part Time
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 120-128
  • International Baccalaureate 26
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) D2
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate

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19% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 28%

Total Coursework: 70%

Total Practical: 2%

£4,480 - £5,226
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,940 - £6,396
Typical cost of private accommodation