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BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology


The focus of this degree is to apply the core psychological material of research methods, cognitive, social, developmental, personality and biological psychology to real life applications. 

You will cover all areas of applied psychology with a focus on mental health, forensic, counselling and health psychology. You can choose to exit with a named degree in BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology (Counselling), (Forensic) or (Health), provided you take specific modules.

Modules are taught through various specialist laboratories, seminars and lectures and all students take a work-based learning in psychology module where they relate work experience to psychological theory. 

Quick Facts

Duration: 4 years (full-time)
Starting Date: September
Tuition Fee: £11,500 / year (intl. students)
Location: Glasgow, UK

There are opportunities to spend a trimester studying abroad and you have the additional option of studying a modern language, biology or social science subject during the programme.

All programme pathways are accredited by the British Psychological Society and meet the requirements for Graduate Level Chartered Membership (GBC).

Career Opportunities

Graduates can become chartered psychologists after further study and postgraduate training in clinical, educational, health, occupational, counselling, sport and exercise or forensic psychology, or undertake research and follow an academic career.

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l couldn’t have asked for a better place to learn. Without a shadow of a doubt I owe my career to GCU. The opportunities I had as a student were second to none. Not just through the lectures and seminars but the high-quality equipment and facilities students have access to such as the television and radio studios.

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Course Contents

  • Foundations in Psychology
  • Applied Psychology 1
  • Introduction to Psychological Inquiry
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Introduction to Biological
  • Cognitive and Developmental Psychology
  • Applied Psychology 2
  • Research Methods
  • Applied Human Cognition
  • Social Psychology
  • Physiology of Behaviour and Work Based Learning in Psychology
  • Personality and Individual Differences

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