Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This degree offers a scientific approach to the study of human behaviour, with a focus on neuroscience explanations of human behaviour, and neuroscience methods. It will develop your understanding of the processes influencing how people think, feel, behave, and interact. 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. We have excellent specialist and general'purpose research laboratories, including EEG suites and brain stimulation (TMS and tDCS/tACS) labs for brain research, an infant lab, and an eyetracker laboratory. 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, research and employability skills. You'll be trained in the design of experiments, hands'on neuroscience lab skills, statistics and the use of psychology'relevant experiment software for data and statistical analysis. 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. 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

Modules include: The psychology of the person; biological and comparative approaches to psychology; information processing and cognition; design and analysis of psychological investigations; practical issues in psychological research; extended essay in psychology; career development and employability in psychology. biological substrates of behaviour; personality and individual differences; personality and individual differences; social psychology; developmental psychology; design and analysis of psychological studies; cognitive psychology; research methods in psychology.

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
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Diploma DDD
  • SQA Advanced Higher AAC-ABC
  • International Baccalaureate 33
  • BTEC National Award
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

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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