Coventry University - BSc (Hons) Psychology

Coventry University

BSc (Hons) Psychology

This course aims to develop a thorough understanding of psychology as a discipline - the core areas and their application to ‘real world’ scenarios, its historical origins, theoretical and methodological underpinnings, concepts, community contribution and responsibility and limitations. This course takes a scientific approach to understanding the human mind.

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In addition to the core areas of psychology required by the British Psychological Society accreditation, you will also have the opportunity to study optional modules in a range of interesting and contemporary areas of psychology including mindfulness and meditation, drug use and addiction, and criminal behaviour. You will also have the opportunity to explore the darker side of psychology, such as social control mechanisms, and how psychology is represented in popular culture.

Coventry University is ranked 16th overall and 6th for career prospects in Psychology in the Guardian University Guide 2020

Entry Requirements

A Level


BBB. Excludes General Studies.



IB Diploma: 

30 points to include 15 points at Higher level.

GCSE requirement

Minimum 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A*- C including English Language and Mathematics, or specified equivalents.

IELTS: 6.0 overall (with at least 5.5 in each component area)

If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a


pre-sessional English programme


before you start your course. 

Career Prospects

Our courses have been designed to provide practical work experience and equip you with a range of skills and competencies that could set you apart from other graduates and make you attractive to potential employers, such as group work, literature reviewing, critical analysis and the delivery of oral presentations.

As well as the work experience module delivered in year two and option to spend a year on placement or study abroad, we offer a module developing professional skills to our final year students. This aims to help you learn how to identify suitable employment and training opportunities after graduation, submit competitive, professional applications and perform well in interview situations.

Successful completion of this degree could provide you with a route into the career you choose to pursue, both within and outside the field of psychology. With further training, you may choose to become a qualified psychologist, pursuing a career in the community, for example, as an occupational, forensic or social psychologist; in mental wellbeing as a clinical or counselling psychologist; in physical wellbeing as a health, sport or neuropsychologist; working with children as a developmental or educational psychologist.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University aims to provide a wide range of support services to help and support you to plan and prepare for your future career.

Course Details

This course aims to provide a comprehensive grounding in the major psychological approaches to the study of human behaviour.

Covering psychological theory, research and practical skills, it aims to help you understand how psychology is applied to real life and how to select, use and report appropriate psychological methods and research techniques

Year 1

Developing as a psychologist 1
Human behaviour
The darker side of psychology
Research into human behaviour
Psychology of popular culture

Year 2

Developing as a psychologist 2
Psychological perspectives 1
Applied research methods 1
Psychological perspectives 2
Applied research methods 2
Professional experience

Placement year
Enhancement year

Year 3

Developing as a psychologist 3
Project ethics
Independent research project

Optional modules
Mindfulness and meditation
Psychology of gender and sexuality
Special educational needs:
The psychology of teaching and learning
Drug use and addiction
Criminal behaviour and its contexts

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