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Psychology iBSc

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We have designed our Intercalated Psychology BSc programme to provide medical students with a solid grounding in three core areas of psychology. We will also teach you transferable key research skills and knowledge which you will apply to a research project. Dental, veterinary and 3rd year undergraduate Biomedical Science students can also apply to this programme. 

The course information sheet is a printable version of the information on this web page, which you can download here.

Find out more information, including details on how to apply on our Intercalated BSc pages.



  • One-year programme leading to an intercalated BSc.
  • Expert teaching from some of the most eminent scientists in their fields of study.
  • Training in research techniques that leads to an individual project.

Key information

UCAS code N/A

Duration One year

Study mode Full-time

Course type Single honours

Further details

Awarding institution King’s College London

Faculty Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

Department Department of Psychology Division of Psychology & Systems Sciences



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Course detail


You will study three seminar and lecture-based modules: Abnormal Psychology; Cognitive Neuropsychology; and Health & Illness across the Lifespan. You will also complete the Research Methods & Statistics module, where you’ll learn how to conduct a piece of research from initial question to final report. This module prepares you for, and helps you with, designing, conducting, analysing and reporting your individual research projects. You will learn transferable skills, such as critical evaluation and verbal and written presentation of research. Such skills are essential, particularly if you want to conduct research in your future career, whichever area of medicine you go into.



For most modules, we will give you 60 hours of teaching through lectures and seminars, and we will expect you to undertake 240 hours of independent study. For your research project, we will give you 16 hours of lectures and seminars and 20 hours of data handling workshops. We will sometimes make use of outside expertise by inviting eminent scientists.



Seminars & tutorials

Data handling workshops

Private study


Abnormal Psychology

60 hours



240 hours


Cognitive Neuropsychology

60 hours



240  hours


Research Methods & Statistics 

14 hours

6 hours

14 hours

120 hours

150 hours

Health & Illness across the Lifespan

60 hours



240 hours




For most modules, you will be assessed mostly through written exams, with some coursework and occasionally oral presentations. For your research project, you will mostly be assessed through your dissertation.






Orals/ Vivas

Other types of In Course Assessment

Abnormal Psychology





Cognitive Neuropsychology





Research Methods & Statistics Project





Health & Illness across the Lifespan







This course is taught at our Guy’s Campus on the South Bank of the Thames, putting you at the heart of everything London has to offer in terms of academic resources and also close to its social and entertainment attractions.

Regulating body

King’s College London is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England

For details of how to apply, click here

See our full list of intercalated courses here


Year 1

Required modules

•           Abnormal Psychology (30 credits)

•           Cognitive Neuropsychology (30 credits)

•           Research Methods & Statistics (including Research Project) (30 credits)

•           Health & Illness across the Lifespan (30 credits)

We also offer a joint programme with the Neuroscience Department. For more information, please see:

We regularly review our modules to make sure our programmes are as up-to-date, innovative and relevant as possible. The modules we offer may therefore change. We suggest that you check the course finder for updates:


Required Modules
Optional Modules

Entry requirements


Required subjects

Medical, Dental, Veterinary or 3rd year Biomedical Science students.

Further information and other requirements

Please see the Intercalated BSc Entry Requirements page.

Selection procedure

Application deadline:

King's students:  27th January 2020 
Non-King's students: 2nd March 2020  

Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2020-2021 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees EU:

Students starting their programme in 2020/21 (September 2020) who are eligible to pay EU fees will pay the same rate of tuition fees as UK students. This will apply for the duration of their programme, but may be subject to change by the UK Government for subsequent cohorts from 2021/22.

The UK tuition fee for the 2020-2021 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 2020-2021 academic year is £26,700 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/expenses

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

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • 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

Please see the Intercalated BSc Fees & Funding page.

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