This course is designed to introduce students to the key principles, ideas, and techniques within the subject of psychology. In the first year, students will be introduced to core topics such as biological, cognitive, developmental, and social psychology, as well as the fundamentals of conducting research in psychology. In the second year, alongside learning about subjects related to the different divisions of and careers within psychology, students will explore the topics introduced in the previous year in greater depth. In the third year, students will continue to develop subject-specific knowledge, covering topics such as abnormal psychology and individual differences, and apply their understanding of research methods and data analysis as they complete a piece of empirical research. Overall, the course will provide students with a comprehensive grounding in the subject of psychology and the ability to understand and conduct relevant research. As well as subject-specific knowledge, students will also develop general academic and personal skills such as critical thinking, time management, teamwork and presenting to an audience.
The course is at an undergraduate level with sessions being run two days a week.
The course will offer a wide range of teaching and learning opportunities throughout all levels. Students will be taught through a series of seminars, tutorials, group-based projects, practical exercises, and lectures. Using a mix of online teaching and resources as well as smaller, face-to-face classes will ensure that the current need for social distancing is possible, as well as futureproofing the teaching within this degree programme. Formative and summative assessment will include coursework, presentations, and a variety of practical exercises. Students will be able to engage using online platforms, as well as having the ability to meet with lecturers and peers in small seminar discussion groups.
Feedback will be provided within UEA guidelines on all coursework submissions.
Level 4 (Year one) - 6 modules, 20 credits each
Introduction to research methods - Core
Introduction to biological and cognitive psychology â€“ Non-core
Introduction to social and developmental psychology â€“ Non-core
Positive psychology â€“ Non-core
Psychology in the digital world â€“ Non-core
Environmental psychology â€“ Non-core
Level 5 (Year two) - 6 modules, 20 credits each
Research methods: Design & analysis (Qualitative & Quantitative) - Core
Biological and cognitive psychology â€“ Non-core
Social and developmental psychology â€“ Non-core
Employability & careers in psychology â€“ Non-core
Educational psychology â€“ Non-core
Forensic psychology â€“ Non-core
Level 6 (Year three) - 5 modules
Major project â€“ Core (40 credits)
Individual differences: Personality & intelligence in the workplace â€“ Non-core (20 credits)
Atypical psychology â€“ Non-core (20 credits)
Health psychology â€“ Non-core (20 credits)
The psychology of marketing and persuasion â€“ Non-core (20 credits)
Completion of this degree will provide individuals with a highly-valued knowledge base and set of transferrable skills that could be applied to a wide variety of career choices, both within and outside of psychology. Graduates may seek employment in such fields as education, the health service, the police force, human resources, marketing, and the civil service amongst many others. Graduates may also choose to pursue further postgraduate training and/or study, for example to specialise within a particular psychological field e.g. forensic, clinical, educational. Our careers team is available to all students for support, advice, and guidance to ensure the best possible opportunities upon completion of their degree.
Fees and finance
£8,500 per year (full-time)
£1,417 per 20 credits (part-time)
Books and Materials £100
UCAS tariff: 112 Points
A Levels: BBC
Pearson BTEC level 3: DMM
Access to HE Diploma: Pass
Days & times
Date(s) to be confirmed