Psychology

Course Introduction

Psychology is an exciting subject to study as we are still looking for answers to questions about the human mind and consciousness. At Brunel, you will have the chance to immerse yourself in the accepted theories of psychology as well as the latest research that is expanding our knowledge.

Our BSc Psychology degree is accredited by The British Psychological Society and can be studied full-time over three years. We also offer a four-year thin sandwich course which is unique in offering two six-month work placements or you can carry out a one year placement within a single environment.

Work experience while studying is a great asset, whether you choose to continue your studies in psychology or seek employment. You will know what it’s like to apply your skills in the workplace, which builds confidence and is attractive to employers. Recent placements have included the Institute of Psychiatry, Royal Free Hospital and Holloway Prison.

The course will help you to develop specific skills and practical methods before allowing you to tailor your studies to your own interests in the final year by selecting modules and writing a dissertation. This prepares you for the more self-directed study of a masters and specialisation in a particular field should you choose to pursue it.

Brunel offers access to extensive laboratory and technical facilities including brain imaging facilities (fMRI, EEG), psychophysics, and eye tracking. A good understanding of the equipment you may use in your work placement or in research is a useful skill to have for the future.

As an accredited psychology course, should you graduate with a 2:2 grade or higher, you will be eligible to apply for graduate membership of the British Psychological Society. Membership will be key if you choose to pursue postgraduate training and become a psychologist.

Course Modules

Year 1

- Academic Skills in Psychology

- Foundations of Psychology I: Learning and Social Psychology

- Foundations of Psychology II: Brain and Cognition

- Foundations of Psychology III: Clinical Psychology

- Research Methods

- Seminars in Psychology

- Statistics

Year 2

- Advanced Academic Skills in Psychology

- Advanced Data Analysis

- Biological Psychology

- Cognitive Psychology

- Conceptual and Historical Issues

- Developmental Psychology

- Individual Differences

- Qualitative Research Methods

- Quantitative Research Methods

- Social Psychology

Year 3

Compulsory modules

- Dissertation

Optional modules

- Animal Behaviour

- The Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness

- Cross-Cultural Psychology

- Disorders of Perception and Movement Control

- Drugs, Hormones and the Brain

- Evolutionary Psychology

- Human Sexual Diversity

- Personality and Close Relationships

- Practical Investigations of Mind and Brain

- Psychoanalytic Psychology

- Psychology of Reading and its Impairments

- Psychology of Religion

Start Date

09/2021

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £17,355 Overseas Fees

Qualifications Required

  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5 -- with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
  • Institution's Own Test: 65% in Brunel English Language Test -- with no less than 55% in each subsection
  • TOEFL (iBT): 92.0 -- with a minimum of:
  • Reading - 18
  • Listening - 17
  • Speaking - 20
  • Writing - 17
  • PTE Academic: 58.0 -- with a minimum of 51 in all subscores