Brunel University London

Course Introduction

Our courses emphasise the everyday significance of psychology, encouraging you to explore the relationship between theory and practice through academic study and on work placements. This course includes two high'quality six month work placements in a variety of psychological and clinical settings. The practical skills you gain will give you a competitive edge when looking for your first graduate job. Recent placements include the Institute of Psychiatry, Royal Free Hospital and Holloway Prison. Resource'wise we are second to none. We have a full range of laboratory and technical facilities including computing labs, experimental testing cubicles, an EEG lab, an eye'tracking lab and an extensive psychometric test library. Our strong research culture enhances our teaching with expertise in areas such as neuropsychology, developmental, social, cognitive and evolutionary psychology, and mental illness. In your third year you can tailor the course to your own interests. We offer unique options including Evolutionary Psychology, Cross Cultural Psychology and Psychology of Aesthetics.

Course Modules

Level 1 Core: Foundations of psychology 1: learning and social psychology; foundations of psychology 2: clinical psychology; foundations of psychology 3: brain and cognition; research methods; statistics; psychological perspectives on current issues. Level 2 Core: Advanced research methods; advanced data analysis; clinical psychology; biological psychology; social psychology; developmental psychology; individual differences; cognitive psychology. Level 3: Optional Work placement (for thick'sandwich mode of study). Level 4 Core: Dissertation. Options: Autistic spectrum disorder; intergroup relations; health psychology; psychology of aesthetics; clinical aspects of eating disorders; practical investigations of mind and brain; animal behaviour; evolutionary psychology; drugs, hormones and the brain; the cognitive neuroscience of consciousness; cross cultural psychology; approaches in psychotherapy.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
BSc (Hons) £14,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • European Baccalaureate 75%
  • International Baccalaureate 30
  • GCE A-level BBB
  • SQA Advanced Higher BBB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAABB
  • Foundation / access qualification
  • IELTS 6.5
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D

Key Course Information

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88% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 67%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 92%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 88%

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

95% Go on to work and/or study

In work 80
Studying 5
Studying and working 10
Unemployed 5
Unknown 0

12% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 31%

Total Coursework: 66%

Total Practical: 3%

£4,500 - £6,900
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,200 - £5,000
Typical cost of private accommodation