Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Psychological Studies BSc (Hons) Psychology with Human Biology
Award Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons) Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons)
Duration 1 year 3 years
Course type Full-time Full-time
Placement - (+ optional placement)
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider School of Psychology School of Psychology
Entry requirements
Specifically for students who have successfully achieved a Foundation Degree/HND from a psychology-related subject/course. Applicants with other qualifications at the appropriate level and experience may also be considered.

A Foundation Degree (FSc) that has been approved by the School of Psychology and has been validated by Plymouth University.

Applications from those with FSc degrees or HE diplomas (or equivalent) from other HE institutions will be considered where at least 160 credits of the programme are core topics in Psychology.

Please note that this final year course would not allow you eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society.


For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.
A Level: 112-120 points from a minimum of three A levels to include Biology from any subjects (excluding General Studies). Must include Biology if applying for Psychology with Human Biology

International Baccalaureate: 26 overall including Biology at Higher Level.

BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma: DMM-DDM in any subject, to include biology units. 

BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.
                                                                                                         
Access courses: pass an Access course with at least 33 credits at merit to include at least 12 level 3 credits in biology units with merit.

Candidates concerned about meeting this offer are encouraged to contact the Institution direct.

English language requirements

For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.