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Psychology BSc

UCAS code: C800, C801 (with year abroad), C802 (with professional placement year)

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Required A-level:
Duration:
Three years (or four years with a year abroad or a professional placement year)
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
15 January 2021
Apply via UCAS

Our Psychology BSc will introduce you to a number of approaches to the application of psychological science and help you to explore their application to a variety of contemporary challenges. The course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), who highlighted five areas of particular strength in our course, including the emphasis on research-led teaching and the potential for students to benefit greatly from the research expertise of our world-leading Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN).

Key benefits

  • Our teaching is delivered by world experts, enriched by current research at the IoPPN, one of the world's leading centres for interdisciplinary research in psychiatry and psychology.
  • We have unique partnerships with the South London & Maudsley Hospital (SLaM) and clinician-scientists that allow placements and voluntary work for our students.
  • Students have the opportunity to apply for a four-year programme with an additional year taking the form of either a professional placement or a year abroad.
  • The Department of Psychology is one of the best-known and largest centres for clinical and health psychology and is home to the to the UK's oldest Clinical Psychology training programme.
  • Our course offers a rich combination of research and clinical expertise.
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Course Aims

  • Our Psychology BSc degree course draws upon the established expertise of the IoPPN, the NHS and a wide range of world-leading researchers and practitioners across King’s, from neuroscience to the social sciences, to introduce you to a variety of approaches to the application of psychological science
  • Designed to reflect the key role of psychology within interdisciplinary research, the course asks you to apply insights from this research to a variety of contemporary problems. You will be required to develop your analytic, critical thinking and problem-solving skills along with your core scientific knowledge.
  • We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment

Base campuses

NEV-main-Denmark-Hill-Campus
Denmark Hill Campus

Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience and also provides facilities to the Dental Institute.

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Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Dental Institute are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Special features

Optional study abroad

On this programme, you will have the opportunity to apply to study abroad, supported by the Study Abroad Tutor in your department and King’s Global Mobility Office. Together with partner organisations around the world, you will be supported in navigating your international, educational journey, developing new skills and competences and learning to apply different perspectives to your chosen discipline.

Find out more about Study Abroad
Optional accredited internships

On this programme, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake an accredited internship module (subject to availability), supported by Internship Convenors in your department and King’s Careers & Employability who will support you in navigating your career journey and through online learning and content designed to aide you in sourcing your own internship

Find out more about Internships

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
At least one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.
Preferred subjects:
Biology and Mathematics

A-Levels

Required grades:
A*AA

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

Subjects must include grade A in one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology. NOTE: If you are taking linear A-levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all science subjects.

International Baccalaureate

35 points

Including 766 at Higher Level, and including grade 6 at Higher Level in one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics (either Analysis and Approaches, or Applications and Interpretation), Physics or Psychology. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. 

You will also need:

GCSEs: Mathematics at GCSE grade 6/B (or equivalent)

Alternative accepted qualifications

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

To study at King's, it is essential that you can communicate in English effectively in an academic environment. You are usually required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies.

Selection process

We are looking for intellectually curious and open-minded students who relish the opportunity of studying with some of the world's most distinguished academics in the field. You must be of the highest intellectual calibre, and we are looking for a commitment to embrace the challenge of a truly cosmopolitan education. The key criterion for entry is academic ability, but we will also be looking for evidence of your motivation to study, your communication skills, your enthusiasm for making connections between disciplines, and your understanding of the programme.

Application deadline: January 15th 2021

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

You will be taught through a mix of lectures, seminars and tutorials.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

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Assessment

    The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

    Structure

    Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

    This is a three-year degree course in which you will take a combination of required and optional modules to total 360 credits.

    King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

    Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

    Employability

    Psychology graduates have many opportunities based on their wide-ranging knowledge of human behaviour and how the mind works. A Psychology degree provides graduates with a broad skill set including data analysis, problem solving, scientific and statistical literacy and effective communication.

    Psychology graduates are notably, flexible in the workplace and go on to succeed in a variety of professions, including: 

    • Further study in order to become a research, forensic, educational or clinical psychologist.
    • Entering the public or private sector.
    • Applying their knowledge to a range of roles in the fields of health and social care or education.

    Tuition Fees

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    Full time tuition fees UK:

    The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

    Full time tuition fees International:

    The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £28,050 per year.

    Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

    All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

    Additional Costs

    In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

    • You can also expect to pay for:
    • • books if you choose to buy your own copies
    • • DBS checks
    • • clothing for optional course related events and competitions
    • • library fees and fines
    • • personal photocopies
    • • printing course handouts
    • • society membership fees
    • • stationery
    • • travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
    • • graduation costs.
    • If you choose the study abroad option with one of King’s partner universities, you will not be charged tuition fees by the host university (although some partners do charge a small administration fee for applying). Please see the Study Abroad webpages for details of the relevant partner universities. For students spending their third year on a professional placement or studying abroad, King’s will continue to invoice for a proportion of King’s tuition fees.
    • At present these are as follows:
    • • Home students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for £6,167 for King’s tuition fees for the year.
    • • EU students studying for a semester abroad - £6,167
    • Overseas students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for two thirds of the King's tuition fees for the year.
    • NB: EU students will be liable for the same study abroad tuition fees as Home (UK) students in 2019/20. However, this may be subject to change in subsequent years. The Government is expected to announce changes regarding EU student tuition fees in September 2018.
    • You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling
    • For further information, please visit our fees and funding pages.

    Funding

    To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

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    Course Aims

    • Our Psychology BSc degree course draws upon the established expertise of the IoPPN, the NHS and a wide range of world-leading researchers and practitioners across King’s, from neuroscience to the social sciences, to introduce you to a variety of approaches to the application of psychological science
    • Designed to reflect the key role of psychology within interdisciplinary research, the course asks you to apply insights from this research to a variety of contemporary problems. You will be required to develop your analytic, critical thinking and problem-solving skills along with your core scientific knowledge.
    • We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment

    Base campuses

    NEV-main-Denmark-Hill-Campus
    Denmark Hill Campus

    Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience and also provides facilities to the Dental Institute.

    campus guys
    Guy’s Campus

    The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Dental Institute are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

    Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

    Special features

    Optional study abroad

    On this programme, you will have the opportunity to apply to study abroad, supported by the Study Abroad Tutor in your department and King’s Global Mobility Office. Together with partner organisations around the world, you will be supported in navigating your international, educational journey, developing new skills and competences and learning to apply different perspectives to your chosen discipline.

    Find out more about Study Abroad
    Optional accredited internships

    On this programme, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake an accredited internship module (subject to availability), supported by Internship Convenors in your department and King’s Careers & Employability who will support you in navigating your career journey and through online learning and content designed to aide you in sourcing your own internship

    Find out more about Internships

    Regulating bodies

    King's is regulated by the Office for Students

    Subject requirements

    Required subjects:
    At least one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.
    Preferred subjects:
    Biology and Mathematics

    A-Levels

    Required grades:
    A*AA

    Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

    Subjects must include grade A in one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology. NOTE: If you are taking linear A-levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all science subjects.

    International Baccalaureate

    35 points

    Including 766 at Higher Level, and including grade 6 at Higher Level in one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics (either Analysis and Approaches, or Applications and Interpretation), Physics or Psychology. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. 

    You will also need:

    GCSEs: Mathematics at GCSE grade 6/B (or equivalent)

    Alternative accepted qualifications

    International applicants

    Equivalent International qualifications

    Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

    English language requirements

    To study at King's, it is essential that you can communicate in English effectively in an academic environment. You are usually required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies.

    Selection process

    We are looking for intellectually curious and open-minded students who relish the opportunity of studying with some of the world's most distinguished academics in the field. You must be of the highest intellectual calibre, and we are looking for a commitment to embrace the challenge of a truly cosmopolitan education. The key criterion for entry is academic ability, but we will also be looking for evidence of your motivation to study, your communication skills, your enthusiasm for making connections between disciplines, and your understanding of the programme.

    Application deadline: January 15th 2021

    Help for international applicants

    International Foundation Year

    If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

    Pre-sessional courses

    If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

    Teaching methods - what to expect

    You will be taught through a mix of lectures, seminars and tutorials.

    Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

    No URL has been set for this Kaltura video

    Assessment

      The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

      Structure

      Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

      This is a three-year degree course in which you will take a combination of required and optional modules to total 360 credits.

      King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

      Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

      Employability

      Psychology graduates have many opportunities based on their wide-ranging knowledge of human behaviour and how the mind works. A Psychology degree provides graduates with a broad skill set including data analysis, problem solving, scientific and statistical literacy and effective communication.

      Psychology graduates are notably, flexible in the workplace and go on to succeed in a variety of professions, including: 

      • Further study in order to become a research, forensic, educational or clinical psychologist.
      • Entering the public or private sector.
      • Applying their knowledge to a range of roles in the fields of health and social care or education.

      Tuition Fees

      No URL has been set for this Kaltura video

      Full time tuition fees UK:

      The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

      Full time tuition fees International:

      The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £28,050 per year.

      Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

      All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

      Additional Costs

      In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

      • You can also expect to pay for:
      • • books if you choose to buy your own copies
      • • DBS checks
      • • clothing for optional course related events and competitions
      • • library fees and fines
      • • personal photocopies
      • • printing course handouts
      • • society membership fees
      • • stationery
      • • travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
      • • graduation costs.
      • If you choose the study abroad option with one of King’s partner universities, you will not be charged tuition fees by the host university (although some partners do charge a small administration fee for applying). Please see the Study Abroad webpages for details of the relevant partner universities. For students spending their third year on a professional placement or studying abroad, King’s will continue to invoice for a proportion of King’s tuition fees.
      • At present these are as follows:
      • • Home students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for £6,167 for King’s tuition fees for the year.
      • • EU students studying for a semester abroad - £6,167
      • Overseas students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for two thirds of the King's tuition fees for the year.
      • NB: EU students will be liable for the same study abroad tuition fees as Home (UK) students in 2019/20. However, this may be subject to change in subsequent years. The Government is expected to announce changes regarding EU student tuition fees in September 2018.
      • You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling
      • For further information, please visit our fees and funding pages.

      Funding

      To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

      No URL has been set for this Kaltura video

      Key information

      Course type:
      Single honours
      Delivery mode:
      Classroom
      Study mode:
      Full time
      Required A-level:
      Duration:
      Three years (or four years with a year abroad or a professional placement year)
      Application status:
      Open
      Start date:
      September 2021
      Application deadline:
      15 January 2021
      Apply via UCAS

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