BSc (Hons) Psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes. It has a broad scope and influences many other disciplines in the biological and social sciences.

On this Psychology degree, you’ll study the major approaches in psychology, including social, cognitive, biological, and developmental psychology, neuropsychology, and research methods. You’ll also develop practical psychology skills in our purpose-built laboratories.

USW’s Psychology degree is accredited by The British Psychological Society, so if you graduate with 2:2 Honours or higher, you’ll be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist and is vital if you want to continue professional postgraduate training in psychology.

Psychology Plus: Added Value Opportunities

A key element of our psychology degree is the hands-on experience you’ll gain throughout your studies. You’ll be offered clinical experience on campus and have access to a range of exciting opportunities, including completion of specialist short courses, professional certificates and work placements – another great boost to your CV. Note: A valid DBS check may be required (additional costs apply).

Visit our dedicated web pages to find out more about the Psychology Plus scheme.

What you will study

Year One

You will study three modules in this year; one focusing on research methods and theoretical approaches to psychology, one introducing you to social, developmental, biological and cognitive psychology and one introducing you to the ways that psychology can be applied. We will consider questions such as why we remember some things and forget others, how different areas of our brain influence behaviour and how we develop language. You will have an opportunity to acquire some hands-on skills in research by conducting experiments in your research methods classes as well as by getting experience...

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Our facilities include observation and interview rooms equipped with a two-way mirror, CCTV and audio, which allows research and interview practice sessions to be conducted and recorded. We also have a custom-built air conditioned PC laboratory which provides access to specialist software for running psychology experiments and conducting careers guidance interviews.

The University also has its very own Cognitive Neuropsychology Suite housing specialist psychology equipment. This includes eye tracking...

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This course is taught at: Treforest Campus, Pontypridd


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If you would like to apply for this course, then you will need to apply online through UCAS.

Tuition Fees

Home & EU Students

For full-time and part-time undergraduate fees please see our Home & EU Student Fee pages

International Students

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  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
    • Part Time 6 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
      • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
        • Part Time 6 Years Start Date: Sep 2017


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