To complete Stage 1:

You will need to complete all six core modules (120 credits) listed below before you can progress on to Stage 2. We will confirm your study pattern once your application has been accepted.

To complete Stage 2:

You must complete six modules (120 credits) before you can progress on to Stage 3.

BSc (Hons) Psychology: To graduate with a BPS accredited degree title, you will need to complete the core modules below, including the Psychology in Practice module and choose one of the optional modules listed.

BSc (Hons) Psychological Studies: If you do not want or need to graduate with the BPS accredited degree, you will be awarded the title of BSc (Hons) Psychological Studies. For this award, you will need to complete the four core modules as well as two optional modules listed below. You will not be required to complete the Psychology in Practice module, however you can take this module if you wish.

To complete Stage 3:

You will need to complete a double module plus 4 optional modules: 

BSc (Hons) Psychology: You will need to complete the Psychology Research Project (double module), plus four 20 credit optional modules.

BSc (Hons) Psychological Studies: You will need to complete the Psychology Literature Review Project (double module) or the Psychology Research Project, plus four additional 20 credit modules.

Your Online Tutor or Online Learning Advisor will advise you of the optional modules available but they may include subjects such as Addictive Behaviours; Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD or Pain Psychology.

*Please note: Optional modules are subject to availability and study patterns.

Module Descriptions

Stage 1

  • Introduction to Biological Psychology
  • Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
  • Introduction to Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Psychology: Traditions and Skills
  • Research Methods and Analysis in Psychology

Stage 2

  • Abnormal Psychology*
  • Brain Behaviour and Human Development
  • Cognitive Processes and the Social World
  • Psychology in Practice
  • Psychology Online*
  • Quantitative Research Methods and Individual Differences
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology*
  • The Individual in Psychology: Qualitative Understandings

Stage 3

  • Applied Performance Psychology*
  • Applied Psychology and Ergonomics*
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD*
  • Clinical Applications of Psychology*
  • Contemporary Issues in Psychology*
  • Forensic Applications of Psychology*
  • Language and Literacy Development*
  • Neuropsychology*
  • Positive Psychology*
  • Psychology in Education*
  • Psychology Literature Review Project
  • Psychology of Addictive Behaviours*
  • Psychology Research Project
  • The Psychology of Health*
  • The Psychology of Pain*