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Psychology (wth placement) BSc (Hons)

University of Bath

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Study across the discipline with a focus on biological, cognitive, developmental and social psychology with options including clinical and health psychology.

This is a science degree that offers you insights into many aspects of psychology recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS). You’ll gain a solid grounding across the discipline with a focus on biological psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology and individual differences. You will gain a critical appreciation of different theoretical perspectives and extensive training in research methods and project work.

In your first year you'll gain an understanding of basic concepts, methods and theories in psychology including individual differences, biological, cognitive, developmental and social psychology and their applications. In your second year you'll advance your knowledge in the core areas of psychology, such as cognitive neuroscience, social psychology and developmental psychology. You'll extend your research methods skills and project work.

In your final year you’ll complete a research project and choose from a wide range of optional units relating to the current research expertise of academic staff. These cover areas that are not always found in other psychology degrees.

You’ll have the opportunity to apply for peer mentoring, research apprenticeships (working with a member of research staff), summer internships and peer assisted learning and leadership roles.


This degree offers a year-long work placement in the penultimate year. You’ll apply the theory you have learnt in a practical context and learn about an organisation. This is an excellent opportunity to test potential career paths. You’ll develop teamwork, planning, problem-solving, decision making and project management skills. Employers value professional work and you’ll gain an advantage in the job market.

We are able to offer a wide range of excellent placement opportunities working in the UK or overseas. Typical psychology placements include; hospitals, prisons, national agencies and research centres. Examples of where our students have taken their placement include:

  • Centre for Research in Autism and Education
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • Inspectorate of Prisons

Prepare for your future

A psychology degree prepares you for clinical, counselling, health, educational, market research and occupational roles. It is also valued in communications, management, police work and social research careers.

Recent graduate destinations include:

  • Behavioural Health
  • Community Access Support Service (CASS)
  • Hays plc.
  • HMRC
  • King’s College London
  • Oxford Health NHS
  • Revealing Reality

Much professional work in psychology requires further specialist training. Over half of our graduates go on to specialist graduate training in psychology.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 23,400per year

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

Entry requirements

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A level : A*AA

A*AA in 3 A levels.If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.Alternative offer:AAA in three A levels plus one of:grade A in an EPQgrade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificategrade B in a Core Mathematics qualificationgrade B in AS level Mathematics or StatisticsIf you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. If you are taking a GCE


University information

University of Bath

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  • Campus address

    University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 7AY, England

The University of Bath includes students and staff from all over the world. Over 130 nationalities are represented among nearly 4,000 international students.
Extra support is offered to students when they arrive, including collecting them from Heathrow Airport and organising a welcome programme of events.
English language support is available to non-native English speakers, helping them to continue building their language skills while they study.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    4th out of 118 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    193 90%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%



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