BSc Psychology, Childhood and Ageing
Psychology is the science of behaviour and experience and psychologists seek to explain why people act, perceive, think and feel as they do. Staff enthusiasm for research and teaching provides a stimulating environment for your studies. Our Department is staffed by internationally-renowned experts whose interests cover a wide range of psychological research.
The programme focuses on the study of child development and changes throughout the lifespan. It is broad-based in Parts 1 and 2, covering all the main areas of psychology with the addition of special tutorials in lifespan development and one other area in Part 2. In Part 3 students take optional modules relating to lifespan development and undertake a final year project in a related area.
This specialism provides a good background for further training and careers in education and the caring professions with both adults and children.
This programme is accredited by the British Psychology Society and will qualify students for further training as a professional psychologist.
Mature students: Mature students are those who are over 21 in the year they start their degree. They are generally highly motivated and hardworking. Many of our past students have done exceptionally well and achieved 1st class honours degrees; some have continued into one of our Masters programme or to a PhD.
We expect mature applicants to show evidence of recent study, for example, to have taken 2 A levels and obtained grade Bs or followed an access programme (this must be QAA 'kite-marked'). We typically ask for 45 credits at Level 3, 30 at Distinction and the remainder at Merit.
In addition, mature applicants must have obtained GCSE/O level Maths, Sciences and English at grade C or above, or the equivalent.
Direct Entry into Part 2: A number of students apply each year through UCAS to transfer into Part 2.
To be considered for transfer students must:
- Successfully complete the first year of a Psychology degree course at another university and provide descriptions of modules taken and transcripts.
- Meet the A level requirements for first year entry (AAB-ABBb in three A levels plus grade C in GCSE/O level English, sciences and mathematics or equivalent).
We do not accept students into Part 3.