BSc (Hons) Psychology

University Of Hertfordshire

Program Overview

This fascinating degree gives you a grounding in all major areas of psychology and our graduates are thoroughly prepared for employment, postgraduate research, and professional training The program covering core psychology topics, there are a number of specialist modules including individual differences, cyberpsychology, non-verbal behaviour, and forensic and clinical psychology

  • Employability: Gain highly transferable skills
  • BPS accredited: Taught by published authors/international researchers
  • Flexibility: Opportunities to both shape your course and study abroad

Taught by published authors and international researchers. We recently celebrated 50 years of psychology at Herts, so you’ll benefit from our extensive experience in teaching and research. 

You’ll join our strong and vibrant community. We support one another, embracing diversity and inclusion. We’ll help you to grow, and much of our research examines the positive impact that psychology can have on both people’s lives and society, including promoting physical and mental wellbeing, reducing crime and promoting equality.  

You’ll be actively engaged in research, with opportunities to regularly conduct experiments, being taught by staff with an international reputation for research. You’ll also have access to our excellent facilities, including observation laboratories, motion capture systems and brain activity monitors. 

You can shape your own studies. Starting in your second year, you begin to focus on the areas of psychology that especially interest you. We also offer a study abroad option, and in your final year you carry out your own research project. Whether it's forensic studies, educational work or clinical psychology, the choice is yours. 

You’ll increase your employability with valuable transferable skills, including the ability to think critically, analyse data and communicate effectively. Psychology graduates are highly sought after in many areas, including marketing, learning and development roles in organisations, charities, the public sector and consultancy. You can also gain further qualifications and work in a University as an academic psychologist.  

Our course is accredited by The British Psychological Society, which is important if you want to work as a professional psychologist in a forensic, clinical, health or educational setting. You’ll also be in the right place to study on our postgraduate courses on business and clinical psychology.  


HatfieldUnited Kingdom

  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

£ 14,000



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A major part of the course examines important theoretical issues within psychology. 

For instance, to what extent are people the product of their genes or upbringing? Why do we sleep and dream? How does the brain store memories and thoughts? Why do people obey authority? We also focus on how psychology can help to transform lives and improve the world. What are the best ways to promote and improve health? How can psychological research be used to understand and predict offending behaviour? How do our brains recover from injury? How can teachers encourage their pupils to grow in the face of adversity? 

Throughout the course you’ll gain several core skills. For example, you’ll discover how to think critically about a topic, collate and assess evidence, and present your findings. You’ll also find out how to design and conduct psychological studies. This will involve devising research questions, collecting data, using statistical tools as well as qualitative methods, and writing a laboratory report. These are all transferable skills that are highly valued by employees, and can also form a vital stepping-stone to future professional qualifications and work. 

Your main campus is College Lane

This is where the creative arts, science and health-related subjects are based. This means you’ll share the campus with future nurses, scientists, artists and more. You can use the common rooms to relax with friends, work out in the 24-hour gym or have a drink in our on-campus pub or cafes. We also have restaurants for you to eat in or grab something on the go. Our Learning Resources Centres are open 24/7, which means you can study whenever suits you best. Want to pop over to the other campus? You can take the free shuttle bus or walk there in just 15 minutes.   

What will I study?

In the first year, you’ll study several key topics, including developmental, cognitive and biological psychology. You will also learn about research methods and statistical analysis, and carry out several studies and experiments.  

In the second year, you’ll begin to shape your course. As well as core modules, you’ll be able to choose options that help you explore areas of interest in more depth. Some examples of options include cyberpsychology, personal construct theory and nonverbal behaviour. Some of these courses are unique to the University of Hertfordshire. 

You’ll also enhance your employability by undertaking 120 hours of work experience, providing an opportunity to explore how psychology is relevant to a range of work settings. If you pass all your first and second-year modules, then you’ll be eligible to take part in our study abroad option. This is a great experience, which some of our students take up to explore different learning environments and cultural contexts, and to also boost their employability. 

In the final year, you’ll continue to shape your course, and we offer a wide range of options, including health psychology, cognitive neuropsychology, counselling, clinical psychology, sports psychology, forensic psychology, occupational psychology and educational psychology. You'll also work with a member of staff to design and carry out your own research project. 

UCAS points

A Level



112 - 120



112 points from a minimum of 2 HL subjects at H4 or above

Additional requirements

GCSE: Grade 4/C in English language and 4/C mathematics

Access course tariff: All access courses considered. Must pass 60 credits and have overall merit profile on 45 L3 credits.

All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.

If you do not have the required IELTS or equivalent for direct entry on to your degree programme, our Pre-sessional English and International Foundation courses can help you to achieve this level.

UK Students

Full time

  • £9250 for the 2022/2023 academic year

Part time

  • £1155 per 15 credits for the 2022/2023 academic year

EU Students

Full time

  • £14000 for the 2022/2023 academic year

Part time

  • £1750 per 15 credits for the 2022/2023 academic year

International Students

Full time

  • £14000 for the 2022/2023 academic year

Part time

  • £1750 per 15 credits for the 2022/2023 academic year

*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

Postgraduate study can lead to professional careers in a wide range of areas including: 

  • Forensic psychology 
  • Clinical psychology 
  • Health psychology 
  • Educational psychology.  

BPS accreditation is a hallmark of quality that is acknowledged by many employers and is also an important stepping stone if you wish to become a Chartered Psychologist. You can also continue your studies, and eventually teach and research psychology at a University. Due to their transferable skills, psychology graduates are also highly sought after in many different sectors of society, including marketing and advertising, human resources and communications, public relations and sales, learning and development roles in organisations, criminal justice and rehabilitation, business consultancy and management training, sports and wellbeing, and in government agencies and public bodies. 

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