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Main entry requirements
Minimum number of A Levels required: 2 •Subject specific requirements: 112 UCAS points. Grade C in a relevant science or social science required •Is General Studies acceptable? No •Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications •Average A Level offer: BBC •Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20
Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications •Extended diploma subjects / grades required: DMM if studied on its own or to the total of 112 UCAS points if combined with other qualifications
International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
We are looking for students with the potential to: •Use their initiative •Understand and perform a wide range of psychological investigations •Understand and critically evaluate the theory, concepts and principles that underpin the practical techniques of psychology •Demonstrate their understanding by communicating effectively, both orally and in their written work •Possess the self-discipline to manage their time and tasks effectively throughout their time here at LJMU
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers93%
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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
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
The professionally-accredited BSc (Hons) Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University is informed by internationally important research and taught by leading experts in the field. •Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) •Opportunity to undertake a 20-hour work placement in your second year •Excellent spring board into careers as diverse as teaching, the police, media, management, counselling, clinical, educational, occupational and health psychology •Brand new state-of-the-art facilities including a driving simulator and human performance lab •Fascinating range of topics ranging from psycho-social problems and drug use to understanding the criminal mind and the functions of the brain •International Foundation Year course available offering direct progression onto this degree programme - visit LJMU's International Study Centre to find out more
Level 4 • Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology 1: Relationships and Associations •Studying Psychology •Introduction to Developmental Psychology and Individual Differences •Psychological Themes •Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology 2: Testing for Differences •Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology •Concepts in Mental Health and Wellbeing Level 5 • Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology 3: Qualitative Research Methods •Cognitive and Biological Psychology •Developmental and Social Psychology •Careers and Employability •Contemporary Issues in Psychology •Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology 4: Advanced Quantitative Research Methods •Mental Health Disorders Level 6 •Dissertation (core and contributes 40 credits) The remaining 80 credits must be made up from three 20 credit modules and two 10 credit modules. The following options are typically offered: •Psychology in Education (20 credits) •Health Psychology (20 credits) •Positive Psychology (20 credits) •Cognitive Neuroscience (20 credits) •Forensic Psychology (20 credits) •Psychopharmacology and Addictive Behaviour (10 credits) •Face Perception: Processes and Disorders (10 credits) •Work Psychology (10 credits) •Social Cognition (10 credits) •Sleep (10 credits) Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.
With a heritage that stretches back to 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is now one of the largest and most well-established universities in the UK. Our research is influencing policymakers, improving people’s lives and finding solutions to the problems of the 21st century. Wherever you’ve come from and wherever you’re planning to get to, LJMU can help you find your place in the world.
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