Psychology BSc

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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Psychology BSc
Code C810
Qualification Type Not Set
Qualification Level Level 6
Course type Full Time


The Psychology course at Grimsby is well established and has an excellent reputation for providing high quality provision. Staff have knowledge in both pure and applied aspects of psychology, with research interests in several areas.

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Psychology aims to deliver and credit students with the diverse knowledge and range of skills that make them highly employable across a range of professions that offer real prospects. BSc Psychology aims to deliver skills employers value, such as numerical skills, the ability to understand and work with statistics and to design and conduct research, effective communication and the ability to work productively in teams. BSc Psychology will allow the student to progress onto master’s programmes not only in psychology but in other subject areas. Psychology graduates for example, can move into careers in Management, Finance, Social Work, Probation, Prison Services, Health Promotion, Neuroscience, Advertising, Counselling, Education, Health Professions, Human Resources. They also have the option to progress in professional areas of psychology, such as Forensic Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Sports Psychology and Health Psychology.

Psychology is a broad subject area, and can operate as a 'hub' subject, contributing to many of the big questions and challenges facing society. Whatever the particular topic of study, and wherever the origins of its methods, Psychology attempts to analyse and explain behaviour in a systematic, reproducible way. There is a strong relationship between theory and empirical data, the results of which may find their expression in applications to education, health, industry/commerce and other situations. To summarise, Psychology is a discipline concerning experience, thought and behaviour that is of immense range and depth. It has evolved its own methodologies from those found in cognate areas. A degree in Psychology implies an understanding of historical and contemporary psychological research alongside an appreciation of current and previous theoretical efforts to integrate and interpret empirical findings. A particular strength of training in Psychology is the acquisition of critical thinking skills, which are developed within a context of rigorous empirical methodology. Psychology can enable other subjects to converge on shared solutions.

The degree follows the recommended curriculum of the British Psychological Society (BPS) but does not offer Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC), this would need to be achieved by undertaking a conversion programme at Masters level. 


Level 4 - 1st year  - Compulsory modules  

Introduction to Psychology

Study Skills

Research Methods 1

Memory & Perception

Brain & Behaviour

Individual differences

Level 5 - 2nd year  - Compulsory modules  

Anomalous Psychology

Cognitive Psychology

Social Psychology

Research Methods 2

History of Mental Health & Well-being

Developmental Psychology

Level 6 - 3rd year - Compulsory modules 


Mental Health & Psychopathology

Choose either:

Environmental Psychology – Placement

Wellbeing in the Workplace – Placement

Optional modules  

Economic Psychology

Health Psychology

Sports & Exercise Psychology

Developmental Psychology 2


Nutrition & the Psychology of Eating Behaviour


Forensic Psychology

Cognitive Neuropsychology

How will it be delivered?

This programme will offer a range of assessment methods to provide students with the opportunity to extend their practical and academic skills, these include:

Essays, Exams, Presentations (Individual & Group), Posters, Reports, Research, Articles, Documentary, Workbooks, Psychological Skills Training Package.

Entry requirements

 A ‘standard’ offer for the degree will be 80 points at ‘A’ Level, or equivalent or an Access to Higher Education Diploma (60 credits with minimum of 45 at level 3) and GCSE English and Maths at grade C/4 or above.

The University Centre Grimsby also accepts applications from non-traditional entry points, for example students who lack formal A Level qualifications. Such widening participation applicants will be interviewed and set an assignment task to define capability to undertake this programme.

Your next steps...

After undertaking a Psychology degree, graduates can undertake a post graduate programme from any of the seven protected titles, these include: Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Health Psychology, Sports and Exercise Psychology, Educational Psychology, Counselling Psychology, and Occupational Psychology. However, as this programme is not accredited, students will need to undertake a one-year conversion programme if this is not included within their chosen postgraduate programme. Psychology is applied to anything that involves people thus giving graduates wider opportunities. Our psychology graduates have established excellent careers within an extensive variety of fields. For example; the mental health sector, journalism, events management, data analysis, sales,

international programme development in education and the creation of consultancy companies in various areas of Psychology.