BSc Psychology is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as confering eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).
The BSc Psychology at Queen Mary draws on the rich traditions of different areas of psychology and takes a fresh natural sciences and experimental approach to the subject. Areas covered in depth in terms of both theory and evidence include skill for studying psychology at degree-level, evolutionary and biological basis of behaviour, social psychology, experimental cognitive psychology, personality and individual differences, clinical psychology, neuroscience, and animal cognition. Students are taught using mixture of lectures, practical laboratory classes, workshops, field trips and small-group tutorials.
We would emphasise the strong scientific and biological content of the degree programme which also provides better employment advantages.
In BSc Psychology we have drawn on the rich traditions of the different areas of psychology but, uniquely at Queen Mary, have forged together a challenging and diverse programme structure for the discipline using an evolutionary and experimental framework
Year 1Required Modules
- Essential skills for psychologists
- Current topics in psychology
- Brain and behaviour
- Exploring psychology
- Cognition evolution and behaviour
- Research methods and statistics in psychology I
Year 2Required Modules
- Cognitive psychology
- Research methods and statistics in psychology II
- Evolutionary psychology
- Social and developmental psychology
- Explanations in psychology.
- Animal Physiology
- Evolutionary Genetics
- Health Psychology
- Abnormal and Clinical Psychology
- Fundamentals of neurobiology
- Language and mind
Year 3Required Modules
- Animal cognition
- Personality and individual differences
- and either
- Psychology research project
- Extended essay in psychology
- Behavioural ecology
- Design for human interaction
- Consciousness and causality
- Mammals and Evolution
- Neuroscience: from molecules to behaviour
- Cognitive and affective neuroscience
- ABB at A2 level from three subjects including at least one science (Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Psychyology)
- International Baccalaureate: 34 points overall with HL grade 5 in at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Psychology
- BTEC National Diploma (18 unit): DDM
- Access to HE Diploma (60 credit in a Science discipline, eg Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics): overall Pass, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher.
- For more information on entry requirements visit the SBCS general entry requirement page.