Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Psychology MPsych (Hons) Advanced Psychology
Award Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons) Master of Psychology - MPsych (Hons)
Duration 3 years 4 years
Course type Full-time Full-time
Placement (+ optional placement) (+ optional placement)
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider School of Psychology School of Psychology
Entry requirements
A Level: 112-120 points from a minimum of three A levels from any subjects (excluding General Studies). Must include Biology if applying for Psychology with Human Biology.

Other combinations and non-A level qualifications considered; please contact admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

International Baccalaureate: 26 points overall.

BTEC: DMM-DDM in any subject.

Access courses: Pass an Access to HE course in science, humanities or combined social sciences with at least 33 credits at merit.

Extended entry requirements

A Level: 120–128 points from a minimum of three A levels from any subjects (excluding General Studies).  

GCSE: English and Maths grade C/4 or above or equivalent.

BTEC 18 Unit National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma: DDM – any subject.

International Baccalaureate: 30 points overall.
English – Advanced 4+ (A1) or 5 (A2/B); Standard 5+ (A1) or 6 (A2/B). Maths – Standard 4.

Access courses: Pass Access to HE Science/Combined Science/Humanities/Social Sciences course with 60 credits overall, to include 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at distinction and 15 credits at merit or higher.

Extended entry requirements


Other international qualifications considered – please contact admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.