Psychology - Degree (BSc Hons)

This BSc honours course is designed to provide you with in-depth knowledge and opportunities for learning a wide range of psychological concepts. It has a hands-on approach to developing research skills and encourages you to apply the theory to real-world settings. The final year gives you the opportunity to specialise in areas of psychology that interest you and to undertake a supervised research project of your own. You will learn about the core areas of psychology; biological, cognitive, developmental, social and individual differences. These core areas are underpinned with research methods, which are integrated into your learning across the modules, as well as being a standalone module. You will also learn to be a critical thinker, able to consider a problem, develop a research plan and execute that plan. You will initially be introduced to the key areas of psychology, then explore these in detail at year 2, finally in year 3 you have option modules in which you can explore areas of interest to you. Year 1 will be delivered at Salford City College, years 2 and 3 are delivered at the University of Salford.



Year 1 (taught at Salford City College) • Introduction to Research Methods • Introduction to Developmental and Social Psychology • Psychology in Contemporary Contexts • Introduction to Individual Differences • Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology • The Science of Psychology After successful completion of year one, you will transfer to the University of Salford for year 2 and 3. Visit for more information on the course.


Assessment methods will vary depending on the modules. Assessments will cover exams, research reports, essays, assignments, practical reports, group work and presentations.

Entry Requirements

Please note that the UCAS tariff is changing for applicants entering HE from 2017 onwards. From 2017 we will require applicants to achieve 104-112 UCAS tariff points. For more information about the new tariff visit Equivalent professional or academic qualifications (such as NVQ 3 in Hospitality or a related sector) will also be considered please contact Admissions for further information. Applications from those holding non-tariff point qualifications in relevant subject areas (such as work based NVQ 3s) are welcome. Grade C/4 or above at GCSE (or Level 2 equivalent) in both Mathematics and English are required. If English is not your first language you should have IELTS Band 6 or equivalent with no element below 5.5. Other equivalent Secure English Languages Tests (SELT) are welcome. Mature applicants – Appropriately experienced applicants will be considered in line with the University’s Accredited Prior Learning process. UCAS Codes Institution code: S03 (University of Salford) Course code: C803

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