BSc (Hons) Psychology

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

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The Psychology degree at St Mary’s provides you with a scientific understanding of the mind, brain and behaviour. Alongside the academic content of the programme, you will gain transferable skills, including the capacity for self-directed, reflective learning and project management.

  • Accredited by the British Psychological Society.
  • Psychology at St Mary’s is ranked 1st in London for teaching satisfaction and 2nd in London for course satisfaction (Guardian University Guide 2021).
  • Eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the BPS.

Why St Mary’s?

The BSc Psychology programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society. Graduation through the accredited route means that you will be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society.

St Mary’s also provides Joint Honours Degrees which allow students to combine Psychology with another subject. If students choose to major in Psychology and minor in the other subject, the degree will be accredited. If students choose subjects of equal weighting, the degree will be non-accredited.

With a smaller size year group than many universities, the Psychology department creates a community environment where students are provided with more support by staff and fellow students.

Staff are research active and their work covers areas such as non-traditional romantic relationships, understanding intergroup relationships, attentional biases associated with anxiety, intergenerational relationships within the family context, decision making and visuomotor processing.

The department also has a strong relationship with the Student Psychology Society, working together to enhance the student learning and experience at St Mary’s. The Student Psychology Society aims to bring together those who have an interest in the subject through academic and social events. Throughout the year they aim to give members the chance to enjoy a variety of experiences ranging from appearances by guest speakers to psychology socials.

You will have the opportunity to undertake a work placement during your degree, organised alongside the Workplace Learning Team and in a location that is convenient to you. Previous students have worked with charities, schools, hospitals and care settings, and within businesses.

Read more on the institution’s website

Why study Psychology?

A Psychology degree provides you with a scientific understanding of human experience, including behaviour, mental processes, emotions and development. This will prepare you for starting your career working directly in psychology-based jobs. These include counselling, clinical work, education, and mental health work.

A degree in psychology will make you attractive to employers for roles working with people and positions requiring good communication, relationship and data analysis skills. Psychology, therefore, provides superb preparation for a wide range of other career paths.

Year one

  • Research Methods and Statistics I
  • Research Methods and Statistics II
  • Introduction to Social and Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Cognitive and Biological Psychology
  • Everyday Psychology – Optional
  • Deconstructing Psychology – Optional

Year two

  • Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis
  • Quantitative Research Methods and Statistics
  • The Social Brain
  • The Developing Mind
  • Frontiers in Psychology – Optional
  • Transferable Skills for Employment – Optional
  • Contributing to the Community – Optional
  • Experience and Employment in Education – Optional
  • Experience and Employment in Business – Optional
  • Experience and Employment in Sport – Optional
  • The Primary Classroom: A Practical Approach – Optional

Year three

  • Independent Project
  • Extended Literature Review
  • Applied Child Psychology – Optional
  • Psychology of Education – Optional
  • Political Psychology – Optional
  • Health Psychology – Optional
  • Perception – Optional
  • Counselling Psychology – Optional
  • Psychology of Ageing – Optional
  • Psychology of Intimate Relationships – Optional
  • Psychology of Attention – Optional
  • Critical Health Psychology – Optional
  • Psychopathology and Deviant Behaviour – Optional
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology – Optional
  • Artificial Intelligence – Optional
  • Managing in the Workplace – Optional
  • The Enterprising Workplace – Optional

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To begin your application to study at St Mary’s you’ll need to apply through the UCAS website.

Once you’re signed up you can apply using UCAS Apply and then monitor your application using UCAS Track.

UCAS Apply opens in May every year, but completed applications can only be submitted from September onwards.

You are able to select up to five courses on your application. Your five choices can be to different universities, but you are also able to apply for more than one course at the same institution.

The deadline to submit your UCAS application is 6 pm on 26th January. You will still be able to apply after this date through one of our late application methods.

When completing your application you should include St Mary’s UCAS Code which is SMARYS64. You should also indicate the programme you are interested in.

Direct applications

All part-time applicants will need to apply directly rather than through UCAS. Some undergraduate and foundation degrees require all applicants to apply directly.


Entry requirements

UCAS points required: 104-120

A-Levels: BCC – BBB

BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM – DDM

Grade C, or equivalent, in GCSE Mathematics is also required.

We will make you an offer if you are within the tariff band range and you meet subject-specific requirements (where applicable).

For undergraduate programmes, we will take into account subjects studied at Level 3, your GCSEs (or equivalent) profile, relevant non-academic achievements outlined in your personal statement, references and your motivation for study.

International requirements

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any section (or equivalent).

We now accept IELTS Indicator test results as proof of your English language level.

Undergraduate degrees with a foundation year

The undergraduate degree with foundation year programme offers applicants without traditional qualifications or grades an alternative route to studying Psychology.

How to Apply

Students can undertake further study in education, clinical, research or occupational fields, subsequent to them being awarded Graduate Basis for Registration with the British Psychological Society.

The knowledge and skills acquired during the degree are very marketable and can enhance job prospects in almost any career option.

“Because of the wide range of generic skills and the rigour with which they are taught, training in psychology is widely accepted as providing an excellent preparation for a number of careers.” – The Council for Industry and Higher Education

The Careers Service has more information on graduate careers and part-time work available during your course.

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2022/23 fees

  • Home: £9,250*
  • International: £13,650 / 15,689 EUR

*Please note: These fees are annual and may increase in line with inflation each year subject to the Government’s Review of Higher Education Funding.

Additional costs

Your tuition fees will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of your programme.

Additional costs could be incurred should you choose to buy copies of the core textbooks rather than a loan from our library. There may also be costs incurred from travel to and from your work placement should you opt to do one.

Funding Information

Scholarships and Funding

A range of scholarships and bursaries are available to new undergraduate students. This includes:

  • St Mary’s bursary
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence scholarship
  • Care leavers’ bursary
  • International student scholarships
  • Sports scholarships
  • Sports coaching bursary

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St Mary's has a long and distinguished history and a very modern outlook. With an original intake of just six students, St Mary's has now grown to around 6,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students across the four academic Schools. Established in 1850 and with a deep heritage in education, St Mary’s has a strong reputation for teaching excellence and a student-centred approach.

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