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Department of Psychology | BSc Psychology

Program Duration

36 monthsProgram duration

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Program overview

Degree

BSc

Study Level

Undergraduate

Study Mode

On Campus

BSc Psychology at Durham University

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What motivates people to act and think the way that they do? With this degree you can be part of the fascinating future of psychological science.


Our BSc in Psychology is designed to give you an understanding of the mind and behaviour. As such it shares features with other disciplines, including Biology, Anthropology, Philosophy and Education. You will study people's internal mental processes, the biological mechanisms that underlie their behaviour, and the social and developmental context in which they act.


This degree follows the British Psychological Society (BPS) guidelines and offers an extensive range of options in the final year, drawing both from fundamental scientific research and Applied Psychology. These modules include topics in Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognition and Behavioural Neuroscience, as well as Neurorehabilitation, Education and Health. You can also apply to add a placement year or a year abroad  to your degree, increasing the course from three years to four.


The emphasis in Year 1 is to provide you with fundamental knowledge and skills. This will provide the bases underpinning second and third-year modules.


In Year 2, your knowledge and skills are further developed and fostered; moreover, all the subject areas essential for accreditation by the BPS and providing eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) are covered.


In the third year, you will carry out your own dissertation project. You will also select from a variety of specialist topic modules primarily provided by lecturers eminent in their field.


Your degree will equip you with the academic knowledge, analytical and problem-solving skills that are in demand across a wide range of professions.


We are committed to developing your skills and offer a range of support activities to help you find a career that’s right for you. From Year 1 you will have an academic advisor and you will be invited to graduate careers fairs where you can talk to recruiters. You can also attend the Psychology Employability Retreat.


Our undergraduate degrees are recognised by the British Psychological Society – the first step towards a career as a Psychologist.


Our graduates also progress to postgraduate courses and have qualified in areas such as teaching, law and speech and language therapy.


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Program overview

Degree

BSc

Study Level

Undergraduate

Study Mode

On Campus

BSc Psychology at Durham University

[email protected]


What motivates people to act and think the way that they do? With this degree you can be part of the fascinating future of psychological science.


Our BSc in Psychology is designed to give you an understanding of the mind and behaviour. As such it shares features with other disciplines, including Biology, Anthropology, Philosophy and Education. You will study people's internal mental processes, the biological mechanisms that underlie their behaviour, and the social and developmental context in which they act.


This degree follows the British Psychological Society (BPS) guidelines and offers an extensive range of options in the final year, drawing both from fundamental scientific research and Applied Psychology. These modules include topics in Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognition and Behavioural Neuroscience, as well as Neurorehabilitation, Education and Health. You can also apply to add a placement year or a year abroad  to your degree, increasing the course from three years to four.


The emphasis in Year 1 is to provide you with fundamental knowledge and skills. This will provide the bases underpinning second and third-year modules.


In Year 2, your knowledge and skills are further developed and fostered; moreover, all the subject areas essential for accreditation by the BPS and providing eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) are covered.


In the third year, you will carry out your own dissertation project. You will also select from a variety of specialist topic modules primarily provided by lecturers eminent in their field.


Your degree will equip you with the academic knowledge, analytical and problem-solving skills that are in demand across a wide range of professions.


We are committed to developing your skills and offer a range of support activities to help you find a career that’s right for you. From Year 1 you will have an academic advisor and you will be invited to graduate careers fairs where you can talk to recruiters. You can also attend the Psychology Employability Retreat.


Our undergraduate degrees are recognised by the British Psychological Society – the first step towards a career as a Psychologist.


Our graduates also progress to postgraduate courses and have qualified in areas such as teaching, law and speech and language therapy.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Admission requirements

3 Years
Sep-2024

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

9,250 GBP
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International Students

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Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Undergraduate courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Opportunities for multidisciplinary studies are also available through the Department of Natural Sciences, Department of Liberal Arts or the Department of Combined Honours in Social Sciences.

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Undergraduate programmes.

Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Masters/Postgraduate Taught courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Masters/Postgraduate Taught programmes.

Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

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