Brunel University London

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

- Foundations of Psychology I: Learning and Social Psychology

- Foundations of Psychology III: Brain and Cognition

- Foundations of Psychology II: Clinical Psychology

- Research Methods

- Statistics

- Psychological Perspectives on Contemporary Issues

- Placement 1

Year 2

- Placement 1

- Biological Psychology

- Social Psychology

- Quantitative Research Methods

- Qualitative Research Methods

- Advanced Data Analysis

- Developmental Psychology

- Individual Differences

- Cognitive Psychology

- Conceptual and Historical Issues

Year 3

- Placement 2

Year 4

Compulsory modules

- Dissertation

Optional modules

- Evolutionary Psychology

- Drugs, Hormones and the Brain

- Practical Investigations of Mind and Brain

- The Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness

- Cross-Cultural Psychology

- Animal Behaviour

- Personality and Close Relationships

- Psychology of Reading and its Impairments

- Disorders of Perception and Movement Control

- Human Sexual Diversity

- Psychoanalytic Psychology

- Advanced Issues in Social Psychology

- Advanced Issues in Individual Differences

- Advanced Cognitive Psychology

- Advanced Biological Psychology

- Psychology of Religion

- Advanced Developmental Psychology

Opting for this course means you’ll gain the skills and experience to create a stand-out CV that helps you pursue your desired career through our two six-month work placements. Your first work placement will take place during the summer term of year 1 and autumn term of year 2; and you'll carry out your second work placement during the spring and summer terms in year 3.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £16,850 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • IELTS (Academic)6.5with no less than 5.5 in each subsectionInstitution's Own Test65% in Brunel English Language Testwith no less than 55% in each subsectionPTE Academic58.0with no less than 51 in each subsection