Undergraduate study

Undergraduate

Psychology

Psychology

Award Course length Course code Typical offer Start date End date
BSc (Hons) DPS 4 years full-time C801 AAB 1 October 2018 22 June 2022
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time C800 AAB 1 October 2018 16 June 2021

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Psychology course overview

The Psychology course at Loughborough offers a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of psychological science, allowing graduates to build their careers on a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited qualification.

A full range of modules offer core psychological knowledge and skills, allowing you to tailor your degree to your interests and aspirations. The course is taught within the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences.

The course offers 2 different courses of full-time study: a three-year course offering the award of BSc (Psychology); and a four-year course (with a placement year between years 2 and 3) offering the awards of BSc (Psychology) and a Diploma in Professional Studies or the Diploma in International Studies.

Transfer between the three and four year courses is normally possible.

Psychology Facilities and Research

This video highlights some of the facilities and applied research conducted at Loughborough Psychology.

Modules


Year 1

Indicative Topic areas include

  • Foundations in Cognitive Psychology
  • Foundations in Biological Psychology
  • Personality and Individual Differences
  • Foundations in Social Psychology
  • Foundations in Developmental Psychology
  • Research Methods

Indicative additional modules include:

  • Introductory Neuroscience
  • Foundations in Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Academic and Professional Skills for Psychology

Year 2

Indicative topic areas include

  • Memory and Cognition
  • Brain and Behaviour
  • Social Psychology
  • Child Development
  • Research Methods

Indicative additional modules include:

  • Principles of Exercise Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Leading and Developing Others

Optional placement/study year

Professional placement and/or overseas study.


Final year

Indicative topic areas include

  • Supervised Research Project
  • Advanced Experimental and Qualitative Design and Analysis
  • The Psychology of Workplace Health
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Parenting and Socialisation
  • Psychology and Health
  • Applied Psychology and Human Resource management
  • Students can also select options from other psychology pathways.

Please note: optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.

For indicative information on modular weight, content and assessment type please see module specifications.


The information above reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. Updates may be made on an annual basis and revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year. Please see Terms and Conditions of Study for more information

Assessment

Depending on the nature of the material, some modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination (for example 25% coursework and 75% examination), whilst other modules are assessed by 100% coursework or 100% by examination.

Coursework is based on a variety of tasks including individual essays, projects, in-class tests, lab reports, contribution in tutorials, group work and presentations.

For an indicative overview of the aims, learning outcomes and structure of this course please see the programme specification.


C801 Psychology - BSc (Hons) DPS

A-Level
AAB
IB
35 (6,6,5 HL) with 4 at SL Mathematics and 5 at SL English
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: Distinction plus two A Levels at grades AB; BTEC National Diploma: D D* plus one A Level at grade B
National Extended Diploma: DDD plus one A Level at grade B.
GCSE
GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4 (Grade B/6 preferred) and English Language Grade B/6

C800 Psychology - BSc (Hons)

A-Level
AAB
IB
35 (6,6,5 HL) with 4 at SL Mathematics and 5 at SL English
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: Distinction plus two A Levels at grades AB; BTEC National Diploma: D D* plus one A Level at grade B
National Extended Diploma: DDD plus one A Level at grade B.
GCSE
GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4 (Grade B/6 preferred) and English Language Grade B/6

Selection

Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application.  If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the department giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.

Graduate destinations

This degree prepares you for a career in a wide range of settings including commercial or healthcare settings, and roles in management and human resources, education, community and social work, financial services, and psychological research.

It provides a foundation for postgraduate study or further professional training for careers in counselling or clinical, educational, occupational, forensic or health psychology.

Professional placements

Students taking the four-year course in Psychology spend their third year on placement in an approved occupation relevant to their degree. Satisfactory completion of the placement leads to the award of the Diploma in Professional Studies.

Students have had placements in the UK and abroad, with schools, NHS Trusts, prisons, the Home Office, the Health and Safety Executive, and various consultancies and companies.

Study abroad

You can also choose to develop your skills by spending the year between your second and final year studying abroad at one of our partner universities around the world. This results in the award of a Diploma in International Studies in addition to your degree.

Although it is the student's responsibility to arrange the placement, considerable support is available.

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Department / School Key Information Sets

BSc (Hons) DPS 4 years full-time

UCAS code: C801

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: C800