|Study location||United Kingdom, Nottingham|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
This course covers all the core areas of Psychology stipulated by the British Psychological Society (BPS) curriculum. You will explore the human being, the workings of the brain, the processes and mechanisms of human thinking, feeling and behaviour and how psychologists, psychological research and therapy can make a tangible and positive difference to people’s lives and society.
Why choose this course?
BSc (Hons) Psychology at NTU received 97% for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (2014), ranking it as joint 5th out of 116 institutions for student satisfaction.
The BSc (Hons) Psychology is a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited degree and will allow you to receive the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the BPS as long as you graduate with at least a 2.2 honours degree.
96% of our Psychology students are satisfied with their course (Guardian University guide for 2015, published June 2014).
Tailor your learning experience – with a range of optional modules and pathways you can pursue your own interests and begin to shape your learning towards further study and / or a particular career.
In your final year you will get the opportunity to take part in our Professional Practice in Psychology conference. Offering you the chance to experience life as a consultant psychologist, providing psychological solutions to real-world problems.
You can gain practical experience between Years Two and Three as well as undertake a work placement or study abroad at one of our partner institutions.
You also have the option of choosing to complete a four year course which includes a year-long work placement.
You will also be able to take full advantage of our excellent teaching laboratory suite. The facilities and equipment are exclusively for our psychology students and will help you carry out your own research and analyse data.
You’ll be taught by enthusiastic, engaged and expert staff. In the National Student Survey (2014) 96% of our full-time BSc (Hons) Psychology students stated that staff are good at explaining things and 97% agreed that the course is intellectually stimulating.
Our lecturers are highly respected, with many involved in innovative research or are published authors in their specialist areas. Research groups include: Addiction and Aberrant Behaviours, Wellbeing, Development, Interaction and Social Relations, Language and Psycholinguistics, Cognition and Perception. There are also a range of research units including: The International Gaming Research Unit, Emergency Services Research Unit, Specific Language Impairment Research Unit, and the Sexual Offences, Crime and Misconduct Research Unit.
In the Complete University Guide 2015, Psychology at NTU is ranked 10th out of 114 for student satisfaction.
Psychology at NTU is one of the top risers in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 research rankings. The 2014 Assessment also showed:
60% of our research outputs were considered to be internationally excellent or world leading in Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014
100% of our research impact is internationally excellent with 73% described as world leading
Our research impact and output is the highest of any UK psychology department with an equivalent research environment.
What will I study?
In the first two years of this degree, you will complete core modules in biological, social, developmental, and cognitive psychology, as well as conceptual and historical issues. You will also undertaking training in research methods and statistics.
In your final year you will complete an empirical research project, focused on a topic of your choosing under the supervision of a research active member of staff, and take part in the innovative ‘Professional Practice in Psychology’ conference. The latter, which is a unique feature of psychology at NTU, offers you the chance to experience life as a consultant psychologist, to provide psychological solutions to real world problem scenarios supplied by external organizations, and to present their solutions to these organizations in a professional conference format.
Year One Core modules:
Psychological Research in Context
Cognitive and Biological Psychology (One)
Social and Developmental Psychology (One)
Research Methods (One)
Year Two Core modules:
Critical Thinking in Psychology
Cognitive and Biological Psychology (Two)
Social and Developmental Psychology (Two)
Research Methods and Statistics (Two)
Individual Differences and Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology.
Year Three Core modules
Professional Practice in Psychology
Psychology Research Project.
Choose from a selection that currently includes:
Language and Literacy Development in Children
Biological Perspectives on Psychiatric Disorders
Psychology, Educational Needs and Inclusion
Statistics (Three): Advanced Statistics for Research
Psychology of Trauma
Gender, Identity and Body Image
Work-Based Psychology Practice
Psychology of Anomalous Experiences
The Psychology of Sex
Community, Health and Applied Social Psychology
Psychology of the Emergency Services
Psychopathology and Offending Behaviour
Psychopathology: Phenomenology, Assessment, Treatment and Current Issues
Social Development in Children and Adolescents
Advanced Cognitive Psychology
Advanced Qualitative Research Methods and Skills
Trauma in Children and Adolescents: The Impact on Health and the Role of Resilience
Your career development
With the British Psychological Society’s GBC secured, you will be eligible on graduation to undertake further postgraduate (Masters of Doctoral) training in psychology, possibly as a professional psychologist (in forensic, clinical, educational, occupational, counselling, and sport psychology), to pursue an academic and / or research career in various areas of psychology (by working as a research assistant, for example, or by studying for a Masters or PhD), or simply to exploit the transferable skills you have learned on your course to pursue a career outside of psychology.
Psychology qualifications tend to be very popular with all employers because they demand an ability to communicate effectively in both spoken and written forms (through verbal presentation and the writing of essays and reports), an ability to solve real world problems and well-developed numerical skills. This all means you will be very well placed to capitalise on other graduate employment opportunities in areas as diverse as marketing, journalism, human resources, policing and teaching.
Graduates of the BSc (Hons) Psychology have successfully followed all these directions and some more besides. The job titles below give an indication of the careers our recent Psychology graduates are pursuing:*
children’s residential support worker
communications officer in Police Force
digital marketing assistant
disability sport coordinator
learning and development coordinator
mental health support worker
psychology A-level teacher
teenage pregnancy and sexual health project officer
trainee psychological wellbeing practitioner
young people care worker.
*Information taken from the Nottingham Trent University Graduate Destinations Database 2008 – 2013.