Kingston University London - Psychology BSc (Hons)

Kingston University London

Psychology BSc (Hons)

This degree has your future career in mind. It enables you to take the first steps to become a chartered psychologist. Your studies are supported by purpose-built research laboratories and psychological analysis equipment, including eye trackers, a driving simulator, EEG (recording brain activity), and specialist survey software.

Topics include schizophrenia, counseling and positive psychology, autism, cyberbullying, and prejudice.

You'll be able to tailor your studies to suit your interests and ambitions. There are opportunities to participate in original research projects and you'll be supported by research-active academics. Specialized work placements will give you direct work experience – much sought-after by graduate employers.

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • The course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
  • For the subject area of Psychology, Kingston University is ranked joint 7th out of 107 for graduate employment amongst UK universities (Guardian University League table 2022).
  • Kingston has close links with schools, hospitals, and clinics, offering real-life environments to learn in and adding valuable work experience to your CV.

Entry Requirements

  • 112-128 UCAS tariff points  (to include at least two A-levels or equivalent qualifications.  A Level Psychology is not essential but must be passed at grade C or above if taken); Degree with foundation year 48
  • BTEC Lvl3 National: Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM)
  • Candidates are normally required to hold five GCSE subjects at grade C/4 or above, including Mathematics and English Language.
  • IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5

Career Prospects

Graduates work in many settings and many continue training to become chartered psychologists. Careers include clinical, forensic, educational, and occupational psychology, social work, counseling, and teaching.

Career opportunities after completing Psychology BSc (Hons)

  • Therapy and counseling.

  • Training and development.

  • Private healthcare education.

  • Mental health support.

  • Career counseling.

  • Human resources.

  • Social work.

Course Details

In your first year, you will acquire a broad foundation of knowledge around key theories and ideas of psychological science. You will begin to critically analyze historic perspectives, contemporary issues, and ways of thinking about identity. You will be introduced to key strategies which are used in psychological research. 

In the second year, you will examine the relationship between brain function and our understanding of cognition and behavior. You will explore current theory and practice that focuses on the person in psychology. Whilst developing experimental research designs and delving further into inferential statistics 

Year 1

Psychology Research Methods 1
Foundations of Psychology
Historical and Philosophical Concepts in Psychology
Social Selves

Year 2

Core Modules:
Psychology Research Methods 2
Brain, Behaviour and Cognition
Social, Individual and Developmental Psychology
Optional Modules:
Applied Psychology: Theory and Practice
Mental Health and Brain Function

Final Year

Core Psychology Research Project
Optional Modules - choose 2 from this group:
Advanced Developmental Psychology
Critical Social Psychology: Memory, Narrative and Representation
Neuropsychology and Neuro-rehabilitation
Advanced Issues in the Psychology of Thinking
Optional Modules - choose 1 from this group:
Introduction to Forensic Psychology
Psychology of Art and Film
Psychotherapeutic Psychology and Mental Health: from Theory to Practice
The Psychology of Health and Well Being
Advanced Issues in the Psychology of Thinking

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