Psychology (BSc)

Cardiff University
United Kingdom
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
3 years
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 34,866
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 67,794

Entry Requirements

  • A-level: AAA/A*AB-AAB
    • If an applicant has studied one of the following subjects - Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics - the typical offer would be AAB. If a student has not taken any of these subjects, the typical offer would be AAA/A*AB. We do not accept General Studies as an A level. In addition to this, at least a grade B GCSE is required for English Language or Welsh as a First Language and for Mathematics or Statistics. Psychology uses statistical methods which is why some basic knowledge and skill in mathematics is required.
  • WBQ: In addition to a grade A in the core, AA or AB in 2 GCE A level subjects
    • If a candidate has studied one of the following subjects — Biology, Chemistry, Human Biology, Mathematics, Physics — the typical offer would be A in the core and AB at A2 If a candidate has not taken any of these subjects, the typical offer would be A in the core and AA at A2. General Studies is not acceptable at AS or A level.
  • Int Bacc: 36 points overall, with a minimum of 18 points at higher level.


Year 1
Level 4 of the degree occupies the autumn semester of the first year and is designed to help students make the transition from school to university level study. It consists of three modules. These modules will:

  • introduce scientific thinking skills and use example research topics to help students learn the differences between good and bad science
  • provide an overview of the main subject areas of psychology
  • introduce the basics of research methodology through practicals and research design teaching.
  • Interactive seminars and tutorials form an important part of the course.

Year 2
Level 5 occupies three semesters, starting in the spring of the first year. This level covers the main psychology areas in depth, combined with further teaching of research design and statistical analysis, practical work, and weekly tutorials.

Year 3
Level 6 is the final year. Here, students undertake a supervised research project that runs over two semesters. The research project is an opportunity to carry out an independent piece of research with individual supervision from a member of academic staff with expertise in the research area. In addition to the project, students at Level 6 complete a range of final year modules (commonly around six depending on whether the modules selected are single or double modules). The option modules offer the opportunity for deeper exploration of topics that are close to the research interests of staff.

Typical Final Year Modules to choose from include:

  • Stress and Disease
  • Neuroscience of Learning and Memory
  • Structural and Functional Neuroimaging
  • Speech Communication
  • The Development of Psychopathology and Criminality
  • Attitudes and Attitude Change
  • Work Psychology
  • Animal Learning and Cognition
  • Memory Processes and Memory Disorders
  • Decision Making
  • Vision and Action
  • Environmental Psychology
  • Emotion: Social and Neuroscience Perspectives

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