What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Distinction in a related subject plus A level grades BB
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 offers91%
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
Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses
Our courses emphasise the everyday significance of psychology, encouraging you to explore the relationship between theory and practice through academic study and on work placements. This course includes two high-quality six month work placements in a variety of psychological and clinical settings. The practical skills you gain will give you a competitive edge when looking for your first graduate job. Recent placements include the Institute of Psychiatry, Royal Free Hospital and Holloway Prison. Resource-wise we are second to none. We have a full range of laboratory and technical facilities including computing labs, experimental testing cubicles, an EEG lab, an eye-tracking lab and an extensive psychometric test library. Our strong research culture enhances our teaching with expertise in areas such as neuropsychology, developmental, social, cognitive and evolutionary psychology, and mental illness. In your third year you can tailor the course to your own interests. We offer unique options including Evolutionary Psychology, Cross Cultural Psychology and Psychology of Aesthetics.
Level 1 Core: Foundations of psychology 1: learning and social psychology; foundations of psychology 2: clinical psychology; foundations of psychology 3: brain and cognition; research methods; statistics; psychological perspectives on current issues. Level 2 Core: Advanced research methods; advanced data analysis; clinical psychology; biological psychology; social psychology; developmental psychology; individual differences; cognitive psychology. Level 3: Optional Work placement (for thick-sandwich mode of study). Level 4 Core: Dissertation. Options: Autistic spectrum disorder; intergroup relations; health psychology; psychology of aesthetics; clinical aspects of eating disorders; practical investigations of mind and brain; animal behaviour; evolutionary psychology; drugs, hormones and the brain; the cognitive neuroscience of consciousness; cross cultural psychology; approaches in psychotherapy.
Situated on the edge of London, Brunel University is a short journey from the vibrant capital, offering the perfect balance between cosmopolitan city living and a tight knit diverse community. The uni boasts well-known lecturers including Will Self, Benjamin Zephaniah and Fay Weldon. Brunel is home to world-class sports facilities, including one of the few 132m indoor sprint tracks in the country.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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Male / Female
Full-time / Part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
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What are graduates doing after six months?
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