Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

Equips you with knowledge and a critical appreciation of contemporary psychological theory and research. Enables you to gain analytical and critical'thinking skills that are transferable to many professional occupations. Approved as conferring eligibility for Graduate Membership of the British Psychological Society and providing the graduate basis for certified membership ' the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist. The Department of Psychological Sciences is strongly oriented towards research and contains the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, the Institute for the Study of Children, Families and Social Issues, the Birkbeck'UCL Centre for Neuroimaging and the Centre for Cognition, Computation and Modelling. The department is also a member of the Bloomsbury Centre for Genetic Epidemiology and Statistics. Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck were ranked 5th in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) and we achieved 100% for a research environment conducive to research of world'leading quality. Psychological research at Birkbeck has ranked 5th in the world in a category of the Best Global Universities Rankings 2016, an important and influential index of research quality. Read our termly departmental newsletter. We offer study skills courses and one'to'one advice from our departmental learning co'ordinators. You will also be allocated a personal tutor. You will have access to Birkbeck Library with its comprehensive online resources and the access it provides to a large number of other university and research libraries in the Bloomsbury area and beyond. Birkbeck is different: classes are in the evening, so you can work, volunteer or do your own thing during the day. Record numbers of students are doing just that and getting a head start on their future careers.

Course Modules

Year 1: Core modules: developmental psychology; general foundations of psychology; introduction to research methods; psychobiology; psychobiology 2. Year 2: Core modules: individual differences; language; perception, attention and performance; research methods; social psychology. Year 3: Core modules: advanced research methods; critical analysis; history and philosophy of psychology; memory and cognition; final year project; plus options which may include: health psychology; brain and cognitive development; family studies; genetics and psychology.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £13,000  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
4 years
Part Time Evening
BSc (Hons) £9,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Part Time Evening
BSc (Hons) £6,750  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher AABB-AAAA
  • International Baccalaureate 30
  • Mature entry
  • IELTS 7.0
  • Interview
  • Foundation / access qualification
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • Tariff 120
  • Course specific

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83% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 65%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 91%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 91%

20% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 62%

Total Coursework: 38%