Psychology BSc (Hons)

Key information


  • Course length: 3 years
  • UCAS code: C800
  • Year of entry: 2020
  • Typical offer: A-level : ABB / IB : 33 points including 6 in HL science subject /
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Entry Requirements

A level offerABB

One science A level required, two science A levels are preferred and may lead to a lower offer.
Subject requirementsThe required Science A level must be one of the following: Psychology, Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Statistics, Further Maths, Mathematics, Geology, Geography, Environmental Science, Computer Science or Applied Science

GCSE Maths and English grade B/6 are also required. However, if you achieve B/6 in one of these subjects and C/5 in the other, your application will still be considered. Applicants who have achieved grade C/5 in both subjects will be considered on an individual basis according to their circumstances.
BTEC Level 3 National Extended DiplomaD*DD in relevant diploma with 120 out of 180 credits at Distinction
International Baccalaureate33 points including 6 in HL science subject
Irish Leaving CertificateH1,H2,H2,H2,H3,H3 including grade H2 in Higher Level (science subject) or H2,H2,H2,H3,H3,H3 including grade H2 in both of Higher Level (science subject) and Higher Level (second science).
Scottish Higher/Advanced HigherNot accepted without Advanced Highers ABB
Welsh Baccalaureate AdvancedWelsh Baccalaureate Diploma: Accepted at Grade B, plus A Level grades AB including a science subject.
EU entry requirementsEU Qualifications
Access45 credits at Distinction from graded level 3 units in a relevant Diploma
International entry informationYour country
Extended Project QualificationApplicants who offer the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and meet our offer criteria will be made the standard offer, plus an alternative offer. This will be at one A Level grade lower plus a grade A in the EPQ, for example the offer would be ABB or BBB plus A in the EPQ.
Mature students and access courses

Studying for a degree later in life can be highly rewarding and our mature students are among some of our most successful. However, we appreciate that it is a big step for you to take, and that you’ll have lots of questions that you’ll want to discuss with us. We’re here to help, so please do get in touch.

Our Mature Students and Access courses pages contain lots of information and, importantly, a point of contact to talk things through with you.

Other Qualifications

If your qualifications are not listed here or you are taking combinations of qualifications please contact us for details.

General Studies

Most (see exceptions below) of our non-clinical programmes welcome General Studies as an A level upon which we will make an offer.

General Studies is not considered for:

  • Diagnostic Radiography
  • Dentistry
  • Life Sciences
  • Management School
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orthoptics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Veterinary Science