BSc Psychology


Program Description

Course overview

Study human behaviour – including memory, social relationships and child development – using our specialist scanning and testing facilities. Psychology has been a key area of study at Hull since 1928. This accredited degree will provide you with a firm foundation in the core areas of psychological science – while giving you the option to study the topics that interest you in greater depth.

Our state-of-the-art facilities include an electroencephalography (EEG) machine for measuring activity in the brain and a well-equipped brain stimulation laboratory. The unique link between our BSc Psychology and our doctorate in Clinical Psychology offers you a fast track to qualification while having your doctorate fees paid – and receiving a salary from the NHS.

How you'll study

Throughout your degree, you’re expected to study for 1,200 hours per year. That’s based on 200 hours per 20 credit module. And it includes scheduled hours, time spent on placement and independent study. How this time divided among each of these varies each year and depends on the course and modules you study.

6 reasons to study Psychology at Hull

  1. 96% graduate employability rating*
  2. Link to funded Clinical Psychology Doctorate
  3. Accredited by the British Psychological Society
  4. Opt to study at a European university†
  5. Cutting edge brain-scanning equipment
  6. Study under experts in a supportive environment

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*Percentage of students from this subject area in work or further study within six months of graduating: UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey for the academic year 2016/17, published by HESA 2018

†You'll have an opportunity to spend a semester abroad at one of our selected European Partner Universities. The list currently includes universities in the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Italy, Hungary and Malta

Your future prospects

  • Clinical psychologist
  • Forensic psychologist
  • Occupational psychologist
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Counsellor
  • Sports psychologist

When you graduate with a degree in psychology, you'll have developed the skills and knowledge for a career in numerous areas. As a scientist, the analytical and problem-solving skills - along with experience in research, communication and information management skills - will be valued by a range of employers.

Entry requirements

UK Residents

Points can be from any qualifications on the UCAS tariff but must include at least 80 points from

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications

Applicants should also have

  • GCSE Maths at Grade 4 or C or above

Alternative qualifications

  • IB Diploma: 30 points with a 5 in Standard Level Maths
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 45 credits at merit

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Last updated Jul 2020

About the School

The University of Hull has been changing the way people think for 90 years. Our motto, Lampada Ferens, translates as ‘carrying the light of learning’, and over the years, we’ve shared that light with ... Read More

The University of Hull has been changing the way people think for 90 years. Our motto, Lampada Ferens, translates as ‘carrying the light of learning’, and over the years, we’ve shared that light with thousands of people from across the world. Read less