BSc (Hons) Psychology

Apply now for 2019 entry. If you are not quite ready to apply, come along to one of our open days or send your enquiry to our admissions team on the form below.

Course overview

Get behind the science of the mind. Delve into psychology and gain expertise in understanding behaviour, experiences and relationships across all walks of life and aspects of human functioning.

On our BSc (Hons) Psychology degree course you will gain the skills to interpret and apply a broad range of relevant theory and scientific evidence to understand the complex interactions that take place in the mind and between people. Explore a breadth of psychological disciplines including cognitive, behavioural and ecological approaches, and be a part of innovative approaches such as cyber-psychology and cognitive neuroscience.

We have a reputation for delivering evidence based courses, with scientific expertise at the core of everything we offer. We are currently developing an on-site psychological services clinic/centre that will provide you as a student with first-hand insights into the real world of psychology service provision and consultancy. Our approach builds on our renowned reputation and experience of running applied clinics in chiropractic and ultrasound. Introducing real environments enables you to develop necessary practical skills and prepares you with gained experience, so you become the most employable graduate once you complete your degree.

Careers and Opportunities

Importantly, our course follows the curriculum of the British Psychological Society (BPS) that means you will cover all of the core areas of knowledge required to pursue a psychology-focused career. This content also underpins the core psychological professions, and due to the impressive scope and potential pathways in psychology application, as a graduate you can explore numerous and diverse careers including;

  • Occupational Psychologist
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Counselling Psychologist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Health Psychologist
  • Sport and Exercise Psychologist
  • Neuropsychologist

With such a wealth of career prospects you will be able to find the best fit for you, and truly progress in a career that is suited to your goals and interests. Other career opportunities include:

  • Wellbeing practitioner
  • Careers Advisor
  • Academic
  • Psychotherapy
  • Counsellor
  • Human Resource Officer
  • Market Researcher
  • Teaching (further education, higher education)
  • Researcher
  • Parole Officer
  • Advertising
  • Retail Management
  • Customer Services

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Key Information

Course title:
UCAS Code:
BSc (Hons)
3 years
Study mode:
Typical offer:
UCAS Tariff points 120
AECC University College

Course leader

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Zöe Wimshurst

BSc MSc PhD CPsychol – Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Zöe recently joined AECC as a Senior Lecturer in the newly formed School of Psychology, Sport and Physical Activity. She is a Chartered Psychologist specialising in visual performance in elite athletes – and area in which she has been working for over a decade.

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Course details

The BSc (Hons) Psychology course seeks to develop your understanding of the core scientific disciplines within psychology. If you’re wanting to make an impact within the area of psychology, mental health, and the application of science to life, our course will be a fantastic benefit to get you to where you aspire to be.

You will learn through a variety of teaching styles, and will make the most of our on-site laboratory testing facilities, with more traditional coursework, essays, presentations, group work, and practical skills assessments.

With access to our Virtual Learning Environment, your education will be interactive and varied. Through quizzes, video tutorials, seminar notes and more you will be able to study whenever and wherever suits you alongside your core teaching.

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How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through a combination of:

  • Examinations
  • Group work
  • Presentations
  • Coursework
  • Practical Assessment
  • Portfolio

Unit breakdown

"Get behind the science of the mind and delve into the psychology of human functioning"

Entry Requirements

How do I apply for 2019 entry?

If you want to start this course in 2019, you will need to apply via UCAS. Please visit UCAS and use institution code A65 and the course code C800.

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If you’re applying from the UK or Ireland

It depends on your qualification. Take a look below to see what we’ll accept.  

Essential for entry

Please note that applicants for the BSc (Hons) Psychology degree must hold 5 GCSEs A*-C including Maths and English, or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above) to be considered for the programme.


You’ll need GCSE Mathematics grade C and GCSE English Language grade C (or acceptable equivalents).

If you’re studying a qualification that’s not on the list, don’t worry - give us a call or drop us an email to talk about it.

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You'll need to achieve grades of BBB or above in A-level to include:Psychology (or acceptable equivalent).General Studies will not be considered.

BTEC Extended Diploma

You’ll need to achieve grades of Distinction Merit Merit or above in a relevant BTEC Extended Diploma for example; Applied Psychology.


You'll need to achieve a total of 120 UCAS points in a relevant Access to HE Diploma for example; Psychology.

International Baccalaureat

You’ll need a final overall grade of 32 points or higher including Psychology (or acceptable equivalent) at Higher Level.

Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers

You'll need grades BBBBB or above in 5 Higher/Advanced Higher subjects to include Psychology (or acceptable equivalent).

Irish Leaving Certificate

You'll need grades H3,H3,H3,H3,H3 from 5 subjects at Higher Level to include Psychology (or acceptable equivalent).

Should you require further information about our entry requirements for the BSc (Hons) Psychology, in May 2018 visit the course details on UCAS, come along to one of our Open Days or contact the admissions team.

If you’re applying from outside of the UK

For those of you coming from outside the UK, take a look at our handy qualification tool to see what we accept. If you’re studying a qualification that’s not on the list, don’t worry - give us a call or send us an email to talk about your options.

English language requirements

To be accepted onto the BSc Psychology course you will need to demonstrate that you meet the minimum standards of English. 


We may be able to consider other English language qualifications, so call or email our Admissions team and they will be happy to help. Try to book your language tests as early in the year as you can, just in case re-sits are needed. 

If you currently live outside the EEA (European Economic Area) you’ll need a tier-4 student visa to study here in the UK. The UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) provides country specific information on their website - check it out here.

We’ll also need scanned copies of all transcripts and certificates listed on your UCAS application. If these are not in English, we’ll need a verified translation as well as the originals. You can send all of these to our Admissions team after you’ve submitted your UCAS application.

Take a look at our international entry requirements for all of our Psychology degrees: 

Psychology degree international entry requirements

For more information about our admissions policies and procedures, including our Admissions Complaints and Appeals Policy, please click here.

Course Fees

There are a lot of things to consider when applying to university, including course fees. Take a look at the current course fees for the BSc (Hons) Psychology (2019/2020) entry.

  • Home/EU: £9,250 per annum
  • Home/EU - ELQ students : £14,100 per annum. You are classed as an ELQ student if you have previously completed a Masters level (NQF level 7) or higher qualification before enrolment.
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man: £9,250 per annum
  • Overseas/EEA: £14,100 per annum

Bear in mind that the fees currently advertised by AECC University College are for the first year of the programme only. We advise to budget for an increase of up to 5% for each following year. All increased fees will be posted to AECC University College's student website, so don’t worry if you forget.

For UK/EU Students with a previous Master's degree (ELQ students) and overseas students, fees after your 1st year should not increase by more than RPI + 1% (UK Retail price index - RPI)


If you’re planning on applying for the tuition fee loan for the BSc (Hons) Psychology then make a note in your diary - to get the maximum loan of £9,250 for the 2019/20 academic year, make sure your Student Finance application is completed by the end of May 2019. You can complete your applications from March 2019, so there’s time.

Find out more about fees and financial support for UK/European students over at the UK government website:
Advice and assistance with Student Finance

Our tuition fees policy and information around bursaries and scholarships can be found on our latest policies page, along with information on any expected additional costs for each of our courses.  Should you have any questions on course fees please contact our admissions team on the form below

Note: For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS). AECC University College is registered with the OfS. You can view the register here and search for our name.


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