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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-23

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Our Psychology course has research at its heart, a vibrant community of staff and students who are passionate about the subject, and course content designed with your future career in mind. At Derby you’ll study a wide range of theories and research methods to give you a well-rounded understanding of this fascinating subject.

Why choose this course?

We will introduce you to contemporary research into the social, developmental, cognitive and biological dimensions of behaviour. As part of your studies, you’ll look at the applications of psychology in a wide range of areas - from understanding the nature and causes of mental illness to investigating decision-making in real life situations.We’re also ranked top 20 in the Guardian University Guide 2022 - Psychology subject area.

Is this course for you?

There are plenty of opportunities to tailor your studies to match your personal interests and career aspirations through our wide selection of optional modules, whether that’s related to addiction, emotion, education, human behaviour or neuropsychology, allowing you to make an informed decision on your future career path.

How you will learn

Our course is research-led, which means you'll be taught by expert staff who are conducting influential studies into the specific areas of psychology you'll cover. You'll also benefit from guest lectures by world-class researchers. We have excellent facilities, so you’ll get to work in our computer labs with specialist software for experimental design. You'll also have access to EEG equipment for recording brain activity, eye tracker equipment for analysing eye movement and a Babylab for ethical research with babies and young children. We use a variety of assessment methods including essays, exams, posters, presentations, and reports to enable you to develop a wide range of transferable skills.

Opportunities and experiences

There are a range of volunteering opportunities available for students during the course and we encourage students to engage with these, to gain practical experience to bolster employability.

Professionally accredited

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society and so, provided you meet their criteria, you will be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership.

Careers and employability

Psychological knowledge is invaluable in many walks of life, so your career options will be broad - our graduates are now enjoying success in roles including health service supervisors, assistant therapeutic care workers, and mental health support workers. This course also prepares you for further training in psychology and provides an essential platform if you would like to become a professional psychologist.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,045per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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University information

University of Derby

  • University League Table

    91st

  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning international team offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students.
The University of Derby has around 1,700 students from 100 countries, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    77th out of 117 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    119 56%

    67th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    46.0 46%

    82nd

    14
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    16th

    13

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