Psychology BSc (Hons) 2021/22 entry

Course code:

C800

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
4 years full-time (study abroad or work placement)

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £9,250

Find out more

Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

C800

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
4 years full-time (study abroad or work placement)

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £9,250

Find out more

Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

HLSU216

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
4 years full-time (study abroad or work placement)

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £15,100

Find out more

Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

This course aims to develop a thorough understanding of psychology as a discipline - the core areas and their application to ‘real world’ scenarios, its historical origins, theoretical and methodological underpinnings, concepts, community contribution and responsibility and limitations. This course takes a scientific approach to understanding the human mind.

In addition to the core areas of psychology required by the British Psychological Society accreditation, you will also have the opportunity to study optional modules in a range of interesting and contemporary areas of psychology including mindfulness and meditation, drug use and addiction, and criminal behaviour. You will also have the opportunity to explore the darker side of psychology, such as social control mechanisms, and how psychology is represented in popular culture.

Coventry University is ranked 16th overall and 6th for career prospects in Psychology in the Guardian University Guide 2020.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

To ensure an optimised and continual student experience, the university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

The British Psychological Society

The British Psychological Society

This course is accredited and recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) for the 2021 intake.* Current accreditation by the British Psychological Society (BPS) meaning that as a graduate, provided you achieve at least a 2:2, you will be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). Additional costs may apply. Please check with the membership body for details.

*This course is currently accredited by the British Psychological Society for the 2021/22 intake. If the accreditation of this course changes, we would seek to notify applicants and students as soon as possible.

Our Facilities

Hospital Ward

Hospital Wards

We have two fully-equipped mock hospital wards, each containing 4 beds. The wards are built to NHS standards and contain moveable beds, first aid equipment and patient monitoring tools.

Ambulance

Life Sciences Research

Our facilities include a real ambulance, which students can use as part of their studies, and a purpose-built Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre. This allows for improved training quality in patient care and patient safety.

SuperLab

SuperLab

The Alison Gingell building contains a state-of-the-art SuperLab, capable of holding up to 270 people at once. The lab's facilities include equipment for microscopy, DNA analysis and forensic testing.

What our students say...

Coming to Coventry University a variety of resources are at your disposal. Being close to the city centre, the location is ideal for many leisure activities including a thriving nightlife. Aside from this, the best thing about being a student here is the number of additional opportunities and support that are available.

To any new student wanting to come to this University, I would say use your time here wisely and throw yourself into every opportunity that comes your way.

Winifred Achiaa Boateng, BSc (Hons) Psychology, final year student

Course information

This course aims to provide a comprehensive grounding in the major psychological approaches to the study of human behaviour.

Covering psychological theory, research and practical skills, it aims to help you understand how psychology is applied to real life and how to select, use and report appropriate psychological methods and research techniques.

16th

for Psychology

Guardian University Guide 2020

Course Specification
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Modules

Overview

During the first two years of your course we aim to provide a thorough grounding in the major psychological approaches to the study of human behaviour: biological psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology and individual differences.

Modules

  • Developing as a Psychologist 1

    This module introduces the first of three modules over the course that aim to develop your skills and professional identity. Through the personal tutoring system and an employability focus, the module seeks to develop your academic and career journey by introducing transferable skills.

  • Human Behaviour

    Providing you with an overview of key areas in psychology in a way which is designed to provide the knowledge required to understand how the different theoretical and methodological strands in psychology link together is the primary objective of this module. It aims to provide a thematic based approach to key concepts and theories within psychology including, Social Identity, Perceptual and Cognitive Development, Context and Culture, Emotional Development, Interpersonal Relationships and Maladaptive Behaviour; subthemes under each of these overarching categories will reflect the contemporary subjects relating to human behaviour.

  • The Darker Side of Psychology

    This module aims to help you to gain an understanding of the historical development of psychology and the way in which psychological findings can be misrepresented and misused. In particular you will explore the abuses of psychology – social control mechanisms, racism and sexism and the publication of false positives and non-publication of negative findings.

  • Research into Human Behaviour

    How does psychology work as a scientific discipline? How can we draw reliable inferences about the human mind by observing human behaviour? This module aims to provide an introduction to the various experimental and non-experimental research methodologies utilised by psychologists, as well as the basic descriptive and inferential statistics commonly used in psychological research. The module focuses on the skills and knowledge required to design, conduct, summarise, evaluate, and present psychological research.

  • Psychology of Popular Culture

    This module aims to investigate the popular perception of psychology and how psychology informs popular culture. You will explore a range of portrayals of Psychology in the popular media to facilitate psychological thinking and aims to demonstrate how psychological ideas have infiltrated every aspect of everyday life and how they are portrayed in popular media such as newspapers, magazines, film, TV and on the Internet. Subject matter is drawn from diverse areas such as forensic psychology, “mental illness”, and the burgeoning area of self-help and other therapies. The module aims to highlight how psychology has been viewed when applied to everyday settings. In each case the module will also begin to look at the more complex reality behind these “pop” portrayals of the role of Psychology.

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

During your second year, you will have the opportunity to complete work experience with an external organisation. (subject to availability, application and meeting applicable visa requirements) Past students have undertaken a huge variety of roles, including working in women’s refuges, the police, sports centres, prisons and schools.

Modules

  • Developing as a Psychologist 2

    This module aims to enable you to build on skills relevant to employability in a career as a psychologist. It is designed to build upon the academic skills you have gained in various psychology modules, and enables you to showcase these skills to prospective employers. You will be provided with the opportunity to develop practical skills (e.g. time management, CV writing, cover letters and interviewing techniques) that could assist you when you choose to apply for work experience in psychological settings. You will have access to resources such as our Talent Team, the University’s employability support team and careers service, to aid in identifying a Psychology related work placement.

  • Psychological Perspectives 1

    This module aims to provide coverage of the core domains of biological psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and individual differences. Themes that are contemporary and of global significance will be discussed, therefore they may change in any given year.

    You will be required to examine individual and group responses to the issues presented by drawing on knowledge and understanding of key topics within each of the core domains

  • Applied Research Methods 1

    This module integrates knowledge gained in the Year 2 theory module Psychological Perspectives 1 with the applications of quantitative research methods. You will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of how to conduct, report, and interpret a range of statistical tests using data associated with complex experimental and correlational designs. This module focuses on building on previous research methods modules in year 1 including the Research into Human Behaviour module.

  • Psychological Perspectives 2

    This module aims to enhance the development of your understanding of the core domains of psychology and should extend to how this knowledge could contribute to solving a community focused issue. It continues the aim to provide coverage of the core domains of biological psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and individual differences.

  • Applied Research Methods 2

    The knowledge gained in the year 2 Psychological Perspectives 1 is integrated with the applications of qualitative research methods in this module. You will have opportunities to develop your understanding of how to design, conduct and report qualitative research using a variety of data collection methods and analytical techniques. This module also aims to develop your ability to plan psychological research projects and guides you through the fundamental processes involved in developing and disseminating a research proposal (e.g. conceptual, methodological and ethical considerations).

  • Professional Experience

    You will have the opportunity to apply for work experience in an organisation relevant to your future career aspirations. This may be in the form of paid employment or voluntary work. If you choose to research and source opportunities for work experience placement you could utilise the Talent Team, Coventry University’s employability support team.

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

There is the opportunity to complete the course over four years by applying for an optional year of work placement or to study abroad**

** Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

Modules

  • Enhancement year

Overview

The final year of your degree provides the opportunity to choose from a range of optional modules and specialise in the areas of psychology that you find most exciting. You will be expected to collaborate with a member of academic staff and apply the knowledge of psychological research methods obtained during the first two years of your degree to design and conduct your own piece of research in an area of your choice.

Modules

  • Developing as a Psychologist 3

    This module is designed to equip you with a range of essential personal and professional skills we believe are required to become a practicing psychologist. You will work to identify your existing skills and development needs and these are augmented with a range of transferable and applied skills. Through working closely with both your personal tutor and fellow personal tutees, you will have the opportunity to engage with activities which will help you gain skills linked to presentation of your research. This module is designed to support the development of a number of skills such as: researching the field; writing and speaking fluently; working in groups; reflecting upon your work; and presenting work both orally and in writing.

  • Project Ethics

    Knowledge of research methods and theory should combine in order to pursue an in-depth supervised but independent piece of empirical research. In this module you will design a suitable empirical research project that should incorporate an appropriately expressed psychological research question. You will be supported to identify and propose suitable research methods to address the proposed research question, within an ethical framework.

  • Independent Research Project

    This module is the focal point of your psychological training, combining your knowledge of research methods and theory to pursue an in-depth supervised independent piece of empirical research. You will develop and demonstrate skills in report writing to meet the professional standards of psychology. This module is also designed to enable you to develop a critical understanding of psychological research methodology.

  • Optional modules

    3 from the following*:

    • Mindfulness and Meditation : In this module you will be introduced to the western secular based mindfulness interventions and explore their essential theoretical, applied and empirical bases. The interventions you will study include Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Compassion Focused Therapy.
    • Psychology of Gender and Sexuality: Taking a critical and international perspective, in this module you will examine how gender and sexuality are understood across different historical and cultural contexts. You will explore many areas of psychology including social psychology (e.g. sexual prejudice), developmental psychology (sexual and gender identity development across the lifespan); and biopsychology (e.g. biology of sex and sexual orientation) to understand how the psychology of gender and sexualities intersects with applied areas such as educational, clinical, health, forensic and sports psychology.
    • Special Educational Needs: By choosing this module you will study key theories and research that relate to the psychology of development, teaching and learning and the application of those theories to applied educational contexts. By examining issues of assessment, labelling, intervention and remediation you should have greater awareness of the special educational needs experienced by children and adults and how these difficulties impact on their experiences growing up.
    • The Psychology of Teaching and Learning: This module examines the relationship between research in educational psychology and its practical application to teaching and learning. Throughout this module you should develop an understanding of how the insights and practice from educational psychology contribute to present-day teaching and learning. You will consider key theories and ideas about how people learn, the psychological processes involved in learning and teaching, and the strategies evolving from the application of these theories. An emphasis will be placed on the practical applications of educational psychology to teaching and learning in different contexts and you will also have the opportunity to evaluate and reflect on, your own teaching and learning experiences.
    • Drug Use and Addiction: The subject of psychopharmacology focuses on the interrelationship between drugs, psychology and behaviour, drawing on several areas of psychology, in particular cognitive and biological approaches. These principles will be considered in relation to the effects of addiction and the motivations to sustain substance abuse. Relevant findings from several branches of science, including psychophysics, psychopharmacology and molecular biology will be considered.
    • Criminal Behaviour and its contexts:  How does psychology contribute to how we view criminal behaviour? By studying this module you will explore the development of explanations of crime across different contexts in society, and will have the chance to apply psychological theories in relation to three types of crimes which include violent, sexual and economic in family, workplace and sports contexts. By the end of the module you will be able to demonstrate the impact psychology has made in specific areas of the criminal process, and the prevention of crimes.

      *Optional module choices are subject to change in any given year

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

15th

We are ranked as the 15th best University in the United Kingdom - Guardian University Guide 2020

In more detail...

  • Specialist teaching facilities include light and dark multisensory laboratories, ‘mock’ prison cells, an observation suite, counselling rooms and specialist software, such as Opensesame experiment builder, E-Prime, SPSS statistical analysis, Pinnacle Studio and NVIVO.
  • Taught by staff with a variety of professional experience as forensic, sports, organisational and health psychologists, many actively conducting research in, for example, reading and child development, forensic psychology, law and cognition, neuroscience and psychobiology.
  • A personal tutoring system to enhance employability through the development of transferable skills such as presentation skills, group work, conducting literature reviews and critical analysis.
  • Opportunity to attend guest lectures, which have previously included contributions from Coventry Refugee Centre advisors, as well as people recovering from substance abuse problems and neuropsychological conditions, such as strokes.
  • Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), providing eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC), access to postgraduate training and careers in psychology.
  • Essential textbooks and individual licences for computer software are provided at no extra cost and bespoke textbooks, tailored specifically to our course content, are also available.
  • A work experience module in the second year that could allow you to gain valuable experience, develop new skills and increase your appeal to potential employers.

Opportunities to participate in exciting field trips to a range of European and overseas destinations, such as the United States, which may be partially funded by the University.

Your main study themes are:

  • Biological Psychology: understanding how our thoughts, feelings and behaviours are underpinned by biological processes occurring in the brain, such as neurotransmission, the passing of messages between neurons and the functions of neurons, such the functions of neurotransmitters, such as serotonin or dopamine.
  • Cognitive Psychology: analysing the mental processes and representations that underpin perception, memory and complex thought.
  • Developmental Psychology: discovering how abilities and behaviours emerge, develop and change over the lifespan.
  • Individual Differences: exploring key psychological traits, like extraversion and introversion, neuroticism or conscientiousness, skills and abilities vary from person to person, and how different traits combine to shape our personalities.
  • Social Psychology: assessing how humans interact and seek to influence and understand one another’s behaviour.
  • Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology: reviewing how psychology emerged and developed as a field of scientific inquiry.
  • Research Methods: Training in the methodologies psychologists use to investigate people’s thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a rigorous, scientific manner, including controlled scientific experiments in cognitive psychology, controlled interviews and observations of people’s behaviour.
  • Professional Practice:Training in the skills required to identify and adopting such skills that could support you when you apply for graduate employment opportunities and/ or postgraduate study.

This course is taught using a mixture of lectures, small group seminars and practical, ‘hands-on’ skills workshops. Core course content will be delivered during the lectures, while the associated seminars and workshops offer opportunities for you to explore topics more independently, receive guidance on coursework assignments, begin to apply your knowledge and develop your academic and transferable skills.

You will be able to design, conduct and analyse the results of psychological experiments, using our specialist equipment and computer software, and spend time working collaboratively on group projects with other students. In addition, your Academic Personal Tutor will be available for one-to-one bookable meetings throughout every semester and will review and discuss your progress and continual personal development. Outside of contact time, your personal study hours will be guided by materials posted on your module web pages.

Work experience and field trip opportunities are also an integral part of the course. We aim to arrange international field trips each year for students at all levels of our undergraduate Psychology courses, which may be partially funded by the University.** In previous years, our first year students have visited Amsterdam, a group of second-years have been to San Francisco and some of our final-year students have visited Tokyo. While in San Francisco, the students visited The Exploratorium, a public learning laboratory exploring the world through science, art, and human perception. They were able to participate in immersive exhibits, such as sensory deprivation, as well view exhibits, including a history of psychiatry and the changing attitudes of society towards mental illness. These trips also provide an opportunity to reflect on cross-cultural differences and counter cultures, such as the gay rights movement in San Francisco.

** Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include coursework and formal examinations.

This course is predominantly assessed by coursework.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.

On completion, you will be able to:

  • Identify and evaluate general patterns in behaviour, psychological functioning and experience.
  • Understand and investigate the role of brain function in aspects of human behaviour and experience.
  • Carry out empirical studies involving a variety of methods of data collection, including experiments, observation, psychometric tests, questionnaires, interviews and field studies.
  • Employ evidence-based reasoning and use a variety of psychological tools, including specialist software, laboratory equipment and psychometric instruments.
  • Apply your knowledge of psychological research and theory to analyse real-world problems and develop evidence-based solutions.
  • Critically evaluate research evidence, including statistical information, and use this to draw conclusions about the validity of different claims and arguments.
  • Communicate in a confident, professional manner, both verbally and in writing.

In a typical teaching week you will have up to 14 ‘contact’ hours of teaching. This generally breaks down as:

  • Personal tutorial/small group teaching/one to one supervision: meetings are arranged on a mutual basis as necessary.
  • Medium group teaching: up to 6 hours of practical workshops or seminars each week
  • Large group teaching: up to 8 hours of lectures each week.

Contact hours will vary by stage and semester of course and any options chosen.

As well as offering a range of short international field trips, you also have the opportunity to complete the course over four years with a year spent studying abroad.** The University has links with over 20 institutions in Cyprus, France, Malta, Spain, Sweden and Turkey, as well as several other countries around the world. Courses are largely taught in English, but there are opportunities to learn and attend courses in a foreign language. In your year away, you would not be charged tuition fees by Coventry University.

** Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2018/19, we were able to provide a total of 5,469 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni 2016/17


5,469

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2018/19


12,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally since 2016


12

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

What our students say...

I have done 75 hours placement last year, it helped me to become confident and to be a better team-player. It helped me learn how to lead teams and be a good leader, and also gave me knowledge in the field of business psychology.

Virag Karkecz, BSc (Hons) Psychology 2020

Entry Requirements

University Course Code: HLSU216
A Level BTEC IB Diploma GCSE requirement
BBB. Excludes General Studies. DDM 30 points to include 15 points at Higher level. Minimum 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A*- C including English Language and Mathematics, or specified equivalents.

A-Levels

A-Level applicants are required to have three A Levels. In some courses it may be necessary for entrants to have passed specific A Levels in nominated subjects.

Access Diplomas

The Access Diploma in a Science or Health subject to include 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction.

Coventry University welcomes applicants who have completed, or who are studying, the Access to HE Diploma developed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Successful completion of the course will require you to gain 60 credits with at least 45 to be achieved at Level 3 (with the remainder at Level 2). In some cases we will require you to have gained Merit or Distinction grades in a number of units or in nominated subjects. For more information on the entry requirements for your chosen course please see the relevant course pages.

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas

The University will accept the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for entry to most courses. In some cases we will require applicants to have studied either certain named modules or a specific named Diploma. The appropriate course page will have full information on the entry requirements. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry to degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that provide a total volume of study that is equivalent to three A2 Levels. For example, you could be studying a BTEC Level 3 Diploma plus an A2 Level, or a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma plus two A2 Levels. Where a specific A2 or BTEC subject is required for entry then you must be offering this as part of your combination of qualifications.

Please visit our page on European entry requirements for more information about specific country information.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

English as a Foreign Language This course requires an IELTS 6.0 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:

English as a Foreign Language This course requires an IELTS 6.0 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

What our students say...

Coming to Coventry University a variety of resources are at your disposal. Being close to the city centre, the location is ideal for many leisure activities including a thriving nightlife. Aside from this, the best thing about being a student here is the number of additional opportunities and support that are available.

To any new student wanting to come to this University, I would say use your time here wisely and throw yourself into every opportunity that comes your way.

Winifred Achiaa Boateng, BSc (Hons) Psychology, final year student

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £9,250 (per year)


UK Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £15,100 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments.

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

As well as covering UK field trips, key materials and laser print, the fees for this course also include:

  • Costs of any mandatory UK day visits
  • Student membership of the British Psychological Society for the final year of the course
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (formally CRB Disclosure) for those undertaking placements with children

The following are additional costs not included in the fees:

  • Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip

EU student fees

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.

For tuition fee loans
EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

For maintenance loans
EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

What our students say...

Coming to Coventry University a variety of resources are at your disposal. Being close to the city centre, the location is ideal for many leisure activities including a thriving nightlife. Aside from this, the best thing about being a student here is the number of additional opportunities and support that are available.

To any new student wanting to come to this University, I would say use your time here wisely and throw yourself into every opportunity that comes your way.

Winifred Achiaa Boateng, BSc (Hons) Psychology, final year student

Career prospects

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, international students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

Our courses have been designed to provide practical work experience and equip you with a range of skills and competencies that could set you apart from other graduates and make you attractive to potential employers, such as group work, literature reviewing, critical analysis and the delivery of oral presentations.

As well as the work experience module delivered in year two and option to spend a year on placement or study abroad, we offer a module developing professional skills to our final year students. This aims to help you learn how to identify suitable employment and training opportunities after graduation, submit competitive, professional applications and perform well in interview situations.

Successful completion of this degree could provide you with a route into the career you choose to pursue, both within and outside the field of psychology. With further training, you may choose to become a qualified psychologist, pursuing a career in the community, for example, as an occupational, forensic or social psychologist; in mental wellbeing as a clinical or counselling psychologist; in physical wellbeing as a health, sport or neuropsychologist; working with children as a developmental or educational psychologist.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University aims to provide a wide range of support services to help and support you to plan and prepare for your future career.

16th

for Psychology in the Guardian University Guide 2020

Where our graduates work

Many of our graduates have gone on to pursue postgraduate qualifications and work as practising psychologists, others have become researchers, lecturers, teachers, administrators, managers, or health and care professionals.

What our alumni say...

The University uses new and innovative ways of teaching, including group work and realistic tasks to enhance skills and abilities. As a result, the modules are interesting and informative.

Andy Eastwood, BSc (Hons) Psychology, graduated with a first in 2014, now Psychology Lecturer and PhD and MRes student
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the 2020/21 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the university will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.

Admission to this course is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and a successful interview. Find out about the application process