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Main entry requirements
The UCAS tariff score is applicable to you if you have recently studied for a qualification that has a UCAS tariff equivalence. A-Level in general studies is not accepted. GCSE (or equivalent) at grade C or above in mathematics is required. If you are unsure about your eligibility then please contact us. The admissions tutor may decide that our four-year, part-time, evening study BSc Psychology may be more suitable for you.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers77%
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Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Psychology is an exciting, dynamic field that is broadly concerned with the scientific study of mental life and human behaviour: how people think, feel and behave as individuals and how they interact in groups. This degree introduces you to the various scientific models and methods that help psychologists observe, interpret and explain human behaviour, from monitoring infants as they grow, to brain scanning and studying social networks. It will give you a deep understanding of the key subject areas and specialisms within psychology, including biological, cognitive, developmental and social psychology. This degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society and will thoroughly prepare you for a career as a professional psychologist, working, for instance, as a clinical, educational, organisational, forensic or sports psychologist. You will be taught by world-leading academics who are undertaking cutting-edge research in a globally recognised department - Psychology at Birkbeck is ranked fifth in the UK. We are renowned for our research in neuroscience, cognition, developmental science - and the links between them. Our research informs real-world policy and practice and is at the forefront of breakthroughs in our understanding of conditions such as autism and ADHD. We also offer excellent research laboratories and facilities, for both general and specialist use. This programme will teach you how to engage critically with psychological literature, identify problems and formulate research questions and hypotheses, find appropriate methods for collecting and analysing data, and draw conclusions and integrate findings. You will learn essential research skills and undertake a research project on a topic that interests you, under the guidance of one of our academic experts. You will also gain a range of transferable skills that are highly sought after across a wide range of careers. If you are interested in continuing your studies, then this programme will give you the foundational knowledge and research skills you need to successfully pursue postgraduate training or research. A key feature of this programme is its specialist pathways, which enable you to focus in your final year on a specialism within psychology. You can choose to take pathways in Psychology, Psychology with Neuroscience, Psychology with Child Development and Psychology in Practice. In your first two years, you will develop a solid understanding of generic and subject-specific knowledge and skills. You then select a pathway in Year 3, choosing from a wide range of specialist option modules to tailor your programme to your interests and careers ambitions. Another distinctive feature of this course is that students who choose the Psychology or the Psychology in Practice pathway can choose to graduate with either a BSc or a BA. A BSc degree will equip you to carry out empirical studies using a range of experimental and qualitative methods and pursue professional training in psychology. BSc/BA Psychology pathway Offers a wide range of option modules, including applied psychology, biopsychology, cognitive science, developmental science and neuroscience. BSc Psychology with Neuroscience pathway Focuses on neuroscience, biopsychology and cognitive science. This pathway is ideal if you are interested in studying the structure and function of the nervous system, how it develops and the role of the brain in cognitive functions and human behaviour. BSc Psychology with Child Development pathway Focuses on developmental sciences. This pathway is ideal if you are interested in studying the physical, psychological and emotional development of children from birth and how children grow and develop from infant dependence to adult independence. BSc/BA Psychology in Practice pathway Focuses on the practical applications of psychology. This pathway gives you the option to undertake a work-based project, as well as a professional learning review.
You complete compulsory, core and option modules to a total of 360 credits, including a 30-credit Project (BSc students) or Extended Essay (BA students) in your final year. Modules are taught at Level 4, Level 5 and Level 6. A key feature of this programme is its specialist pathways, which enable you to focus in your final year on a specialism within psychology. All students take the same modules in Year 1 and Year 2, giving you a solid foundation in generic and subject-specific knowledge and skills. You then select a pathway in Year 3, choosing from a wide range of specialist option modules to tailor your programme to your interests and careers ambitions. You can follow pathways in Psychology, Psychology with Neuroscience, Psychology with Child Development, or Psychology in Practice. Another distinctive feature of this course is that students who choose the Psychology or the Psychology in Practice pathway can choose to graduate with either a BSc or a BA. Year 1 and Year 2, all pathways In Year 1, all students take the same seven compulsory modules, to a total of 120 credits. In Year 2, all students take the same eight compulsory modules, to a total of 120 credits, with the exception of BA Psychology and BA Psychology in Practice students, who have the option of completing a 15-credit Work-based Learning Project module in place of the final research methods course (Research Methods 2). Year 3 BSc Psychology pathway: You select pathway option modules to a total of 90 credits and complete a 30-credit Project. Year 3 BA Psychology pathway: You select pathway option modules to a total of 90 credits and complete a 30-credit Extended Essay. Year 3 BSc Psychology with Neuroscience pathway: You take one compulsory module, select pathway option modules to a total of 75 credits and complete a 30-credit Project. Year 3 BSc Psychology with Child Development pathway: You take one compulsory module, select pathway option modules to a total of 75 credits and complete a 30-credit Project. Year 3 BSc Psychology in Practice pathway: You take one compulsory module, select pathway option modules to a total of 75 credits and complete a 30-credit Project. Year 3 BA Psychology in Practice pathway: You take one compulsory module, select pathway option modules to a total of 75 credits and complete a 30-credit Extended Essay.
Birkbeck is a world-class university headquartered in the heart of Bloomsbury in central London. It is a vibrant centre of academic excellence and London's only specialist evening degree provider with students aged 18 to 100. We are a College of the University of London and champion part-time and evening teaching and research in higher education.
We list 41 full-time, evening taught Birkbeck courses, but you can choose from more than 80 part-time evening degrees - visit Birkbeck website for full details.
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