B.Sc. Applied Psychology (Hons)

University of Kent
In Canterbury (England)

Price on request

Important information

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Canterbury (England)

Psychology is the study of people: how they think, act, react and interact. Psychologists scientifically study all kinds of behaviour and the thoughts, feelings and motivations underlying behaviour. The School of Psychology from the University of Kent offers a four-year degree in Applied Psychology (Hons).

Important information

Requirements: English Language Requirements IELTS Take IELTS test 6.5 CAE score 193(Grade B) TOEFL paper-based test score (read more) 580 TOEFL iBT® test (read more) 85 IMPORTANT NOTE: The UK government confirmed new requirements for secure English language testing for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more


Where and when

Starts Location
01 September 2016
CT2 7PE, Kent, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Applied Psychology
Social Psychology

Course programme

Course Content

The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.

Stage 1

Possible modules may include:

  • Psychology Statistics and Practical
  • Introduction to Biological and General Psychology
  • Introduction to Social Psychology
Stage 2

Possible modules may include:

  • The Social Psychology of Groups
  • The Social Psychology of the Individual
  • Biological Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Psychology Statistics and Practical
  • Child Development
  • Personality
Year in industry
  • Spend a year on placement within an organisation that delivers a form of psychological service, such as the National Health Service, Home Office, Department for Education or social services (subject to availability of placements and achieving an average mark of 60% at Stages 1 and 2).
  • The marks awarded for this year will be based on performance on the placement, a Reflective Diary kept by the student (marked on a pass/fail basis), a poster presentation about the placement experience, and the report of a research project conducted whilst on placement. The research report and the Reflective Diary must be submitted before the Autumn Term of Stage 3.
Possible modules may include:
  • Placement Performance
  • Research in an Applied Setting
Stage 3

Possible modules may include:

  • Psychology Project
  • Applying Psychology
  • Motivation
  • The Neuroscience of Cognitive Disorders
  • Attitudes and Social Cognition
  • Language and Communication
  • Cognition in Action
  • Advanced Developmental Psychology
  • Culture and Psychology
  • Groups In Action
  • Understanding People with Learning Disabilities