Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This degree offers a scientific approach to the study of human behaviour, but placing a greater emphasis on applications of psychology relevant to management, including the study of organisational behaviour and health, leadership and talent management, and workplace coaching and counselling. 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 of Psychology and the Institute of Management Studies. You'll participate in our innovative mentoring scheme, which involves meeting regularly with a member of academic staff who'll help develop your psychological thinking as well as your study, research and employability skills. You'll be trained in the design of experiments, 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. You'll be taught fundamental skills and knowledge to be a successful manager and leader. We'll encourage you to critically analyse current management practice, and you can develop key skills in project management, strategy, leadership, and workplace coaching. 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:

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

Key Course Information

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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: 59%

Total Coursework: 38%

Total Practical: 3%

£5,247 - £5,247
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,906 - £7,306
Typical cost of private accommodation