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. This BPS-accredited Psychology degree combines opportunities to study cutting edge research with access to excellent teaching and student support.

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.

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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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 Cognitive Neuropsychology Suite houses specialist psychology equipment such as eye tracking equipment, EEG (electroencephalogram)...

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This course is taught at: Treforest Campus, Pontypridd


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  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
    • Part Time 6 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
      • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2018
        • Part Time 6 Years Start Date: Sep 2018


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