Psychology BSc (Hons) (Level 6)

Ever wondered how the human brain works? What causes criminal behaviour? How it can be prevented?

Psychology is the scientific study of human mind, its functions, and, specifically, how it affects our behaviour, Criminology involves analysing crime and nonconformity and explores everything from the nature of criminal justice systems to the role the media plays on crime, the causes of crime, and victimisation. Humanities and social sciences will allow you to discover the behaviour of many individuals in human society and how their culture influences their behaviour.

These subjects open up a variety of pathways and advantageous careers. An experienced psychologist can earn anything up to £60,000 per year with qualified police constables earning up to £40, 000 per year. Other careers include being a social worker, therapist, criminologist, forensic examiner, or occupational therapist.

You will also be given desirable employability skills, which include critical thinking, analytical, and communication techniques to ensure you succeed in your chosen post-graduate field. You’ll be invited to learn about a range of exciting and important topics, from aggression, child protection, criminal justice, and human rights to the science of psychology, dependant on which course you choose to study.

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), who ensure quality standards of teaching and learning and act as the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK.


Course Code: C803
Institution Code: S03
Campus Name: Salford City College
Campus Code: S

What Will I study

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 the University Centre at Salford City College, years 2 and 3 are delivered at the University of Salford.

Year 1 (taught at the University Centre 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.

Entry Requirements

104-112 UCAS tariff points or equivalent professional qualification. Grade C/4 or above in English and maths. Appropiately experienced mature applicants will be considered in line with the University’s Accredited Prior Learning process.


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Psychology Degree (BSC) - Salford University (Level 6) FutureSkills at MediaCityUK 18/09/2023 23/24