BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology

In Psychology we describe, explain and predict thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

The focus of this degree is to apply the core psychological material of research methods, cognitive, social, developmental, personality and biological psychology to real life applications.

You will cover all areas of applied psychology with a focus on mental health, forensic, counselling and health psychology. You can choose to exit with a named degree in BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology (Counselling), (Forensic) or (Health), provided you take specific modules.

Modules are taught through various specialist laboratories, seminars and lectures and all students take a work-based learning in psychology module where they relate work experience to psychological theory.

There are opportunities to spend a trimester studying abroad and you have the additional option of studying a modern language, biology or social science subject during the programme.

All programme pathways are accredited by the British Psychological Society and meet the requirements for Graduate Level Chartered Membership (GBC).

Your career

Graduates can become chartered psychologists after further study and postgraduate training in clinical, educational, health, occupational, counselling, sport and exercise or forensic psychology, or undertake research and follow an academic career.

Year 1

Foundations in Psychology, Applied Psychology 1, Introduction to Psychological Inquiry.

Year 2

Introduction to Research Methods, Introduction to Biological, Cognitive and Developmental Psychology, Applied Psychology 2.

Year 3

Research Methods, Applied Human Cognition, Social Psychology, Physiology of Behaviour and Work Based Learning in Psychology, Personality and Individual Differences.

Year 4

Developmental Psychology and the Psychology Empirical Project, option modules in Cyberpsychology, Forensic, Mental Health, Health, and Counselling Psychology.

Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.

  • 2018/19

Award

Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

UCAS

 

BSc (Hons)
Full Time
4 Years
17 Sep 2018
GCU Glasgow
C810
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location UCAS  
BSc (Hons) Full Time 4 Years 17 Sep 2018 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
  • 2019/20

Award

Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

UCAS

 

BSc (Hons)
Full Time
4 Years
16 Sep 2019
GCU Glasgow
C810
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location UCAS  
BSc (Hons) Full Time 4 Years 16 Sep 2019 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

Year 1

SQA Higher
AAABB plus National 5 English and Maths at C
A Level
ABB plus GCSE English and Maths at C/4
ILC Higher
H1 H2 H2 H2 and English and Maths at a minimum of O2
IB Diploma
28 points
Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDM in relevant subject plus GCSE requirements
College
SWAP Access to Humanities/Science at ABB

Year 2

HNC
HNC Social Sciences with 15 credits and A in the graded unit must include Psychology A, B and Research Methods
A Level
AAB including Psychology, plus GCSE English and Maths at C/4

Year 3

HND Social Sciences with Graded Units AAB inc Psychology A, B, C, D and Research Methods.

Additional information

Other academic and vocational qualifications

Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.

English language

Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.

International pathways

If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for the English for University Study programme.

UCAS Clearing

Applications via UCAS clearing 2018 to Year 1 entry only.

The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?

The fees shown are for students starting studies within the 2018/19 academic year. GCU is currently in the process of setting fees for 2019/20. Students interested in enrolling on a programmes starting in September 2019 or later should check back for further information shortly. 

Tuition fees 2018/19

Home: £1820** 
RUK: £9250*
EU: £1820** 
International: £11,500 

*Total tuition fees for RUK students completing a three or four year degree are capped at £27,750.

**Specific fees are subject to confirmation by the Scottish Government and may change once confirmed.

Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only. Fees and refund policy.

Additional costs

In addition to course tuition fees, you may encounter additional costs during your time at University.

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Scholarships

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.

View our Undergraduate scholarships.

For new international students, particular care is taken around our induction events which begin on 14 September 2018 to welcome you to the UK and GCU prior to the start of teaching. There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus tours, city tours and social events where you can meet other international students. Where possible, we encourage you to arrange travel to allow you to arrive in time to enjoy these.

Find out more about international life at GCU.

We use a wide range of learning and teaching methods to ensure that you have both the necessary knowledge and understanding of business and management and a portfolio of intellectual and personal skills.

Each module on the programme uses its own learning, teaching and assessment strategy to achieve learning objectives. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include unseen examinations, class tests, essays, management reports, case studies, presentations, and group work.





The learning and teaching methods we use ensure that our programme is both vocationally relevant and academically challenging. Our approach is student-centred, practical, participative and relevant to the needs of employers.

We've moved away from the traditional teacher-centric learning to a more independent learning approach, where you are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills.