Course details





Start Date

September 2020


BSc (Hons)

About the course

If you fancy learning about the inner workings of the mind and human behaviour, the UWS’s BSc (Hons) Psychology degree is for you.

You’ll study the human mind and associated behaviour and develop key skills in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data – which will allow you to apply your knowledge in research and investigation processes to solve problems in real-world settings.

UWS’s BSc (Hons) Psychology programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society, which provides the basis for Graduate Registration.

  • This programme will prepare you for a career as a Chartered Psychologist.
  • You’ll study the human mind and associated behaviour so that you can apply knowledge within real-world environments.
  • You’ll develop key skills in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data to improve your understanding of the research and investigation process.
  • From communication, numeracy and teamwork, to computing, critical thinking and independent working, this programme will equip you with a range of skills employers value.

Applications for this course are open to people currently residing in:

Scotland & EU/EEA

  • Year 1: Closed
  • Year 2: Closed
  • Year 3: Closed

England, Wales & Northern Ireland

  • Year 1: Open
  • Year 2: Open
  • Year 3: Closed

International (non-EU)

  • Year 1: Open
  • Year 2: Open
  • Year 3: Closed

Entry Requirements

  • Scottish Highers: BBBB (108 UCAS Points)
  • A levels: CCC (96 UCAS Tariff points)
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H3 or H3 H3 H4 H4
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 27 points
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Science or Social Sciences* or Social Studies* or Social Care or Social Services or Counselling or Care & Admin Practice or Coaching & Developing Sport or Early Education & Childcare or Childhood Practice or Applied Sciences or Additional Sports Needs: Manageing & Sporting Services or Legal Services with Criminology and Police Studies
  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: Sport Therapy
  • Scottish Wider Access Programme: Access to Humanities BBB (including SQA Higher English); or Access to Life Sciences BBB (including SQA Higher English); or Access to Primary Education BBB (with B in the Graded Unit) or Access to Medical Studies BBB or Access to Dietics BBB (must include numeracy and Biology)

* Year 2 entry may be possible (see Year 2 entry requirements)

  • A levels: BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points) including Psychology 
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Social Sciences or Social Studies, or relevant discipline (for SQA HNCs, with Grade B in the Graded Unit) 
  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: Social Science – applications will be considered on an individual basis

Clearing Guide

Clearing can sometimes feel like a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. Don’t worry though as we’re here to guide you through the process, giving you the information and advice you need.

UCAS Track

You should use UCAS Track to keep up-to-date with your Undergraduate application. Your UCAS Track account will be updated once a decision has been made on your application and you’ll be notified.

Fees & Funding

Your tuition fee status is determined by your nationality and the country where you are ordinarily resident. Find out all about undergraduate fees and funding for Scottish, UK, EU and International students, including tuition fees, student loans, and alternative sources of funding.

Contact us

If you’re not sure about anything, get in touch – we are here to help!

Whilst we may be dealing with a lot of enquiries during Results Day, our advisors will do everything they can to answer your call or email as efficiently as possible, so you shouldn’t be waiting too long.

T: 0800 027 1000 (Freephone within the UK)
T: +44 (0)141 849 4101 (outwith the UK)


We will always try to make sure that we publish accurate course information but we do not accept responsibility for any mistakes or omissions. We will also try to make sure that we deliver our courses in line with our published information. However, we may not always be able to do so and you can find further information about this in our enrolment terms and conditions.

Contact our Clearing Team today 

+44(0)141 849 4101

We’re here to answer whatever questions you may have to help make the Clearing process as simple and stress-free as possible. Lines are open between 8.45am-4.45pm Monday to Friday, with extended opening hours on the dates listed below: 

  • Tuesday 4 August – 8.30am-6pm 
  • Wednesday 5 August – 8.30am-6pm 
  • Thursday 6 August – 8.30am-6pm 
  • Friday 7th August – 8.30am-6pm 

Opening times will return to 8.45am-4.45pm from Monday 10 August. 

Our lines may be busier at certain times and we thank you for your patience in advance. Rest assured that our advisors will do everything they possibly can to answer your call as quickly as possible in order to guide you through the Clearing process.

Guide to clearing

We have put together a page to help you understand clearing and where you are on your clearing journey

If you have any questions you can email us at

Clearing 2020

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