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Main entry requirements
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 offers76%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
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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Equips you with knowledge and a critical appreciation of contemporary psychological theory and research. Enables you to gain analytical and critical-thinking skills that are transferable to many professional occupations. Approved as conferring eligibility for Graduate Membership of the British Psychological Society and providing the graduate basis for certified membership - the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist. The Department of Psychological Sciences is strongly oriented towards research and contains the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, the Institute for the Study of Children, Families and Social Issues, the Birkbeck-UCL Centre for Neuroimaging and the Centre for Cognition, Computation and Modelling. The department is also a member of the Bloomsbury Centre for Genetic Epidemiology and Statistics. Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck were ranked 5th in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), and we achieved 100% for a research environment conducive to research of world-leading quality. Psychological research at Birkbeck has ranked 5th in the world in a category of the Best Global Universities Rankings 2016, an important and influential index of research quality. Read our termly departmental newsletter. We offer study skills courses and one-to-one advice from our departmental learning co-ordinators. You will also be allocated a personal tutor. You will have access to Birkbeck Library with its comprehensive online resources and the access it provides to a large number of other university and research libraries in the Bloomsbury area and beyond. Birkbeck is different: classes are in the evening, so you can work, volunteer or do your own thing during the day. Record numbers of students are doing just that and getting a head start on their future careers. You can choose to take pathways in Psychology, Psychology with Neuroscience, Psychology with Child Development and Psychology in Practice.
Year 1: Core modules: developmental psychology; general foundations of psychology; introduction to research methods; psychobiology; psychobiology 2. Year 2: Core modules: individual differences; language; perception, attention and performance; research methods; social psychology. Year 3: Core modules: advanced research methods; critical analysis; history and philosophy of psychology; memory and cognition; final year project; plus options which may include: health psychology; brain and cognitive development; family studies; genetics and psychology.
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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2:1 or above
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