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Psychology and Statistics BSc Hons

What will you study?

During your three years of study at Lancaster, you’ll be taught by academics in the departments of Psychology and Mathematics and Statistics within our Faculty of Science and Technology. Lancaster’s Psychology degrees are fully accredited by the British Psychological Society providing the graduate basis for chartered membership.

Your degree covers topics from cognitive and developmental psychology together with modules relating to statistical methods and design of experiments. You’ll gain an extensive knowledge of psychological theories and applications and you’ll take complementary modules designed to give you a deeper understanding of the use of Statistics in Psychology and to enable you to carry out your own research.

You’ll begin your degree with courses including Investigating Psychology as well as Probability and statistics. In your second year, you’ll study subjects such as Social Psychology and Linear Algebra before completing your degree with modules including Likelihood Inference and Brain and Behaviour.

Where could it take you?

As a graduate of Psychology and Statistics from Lancaster University, your options for employment or further study are extensive. You’ll be confident as a strong analytical thinker - a skill of great use in many fields, especially within the public and commercial sectors. Additionally, studying Psychology has obvious benefits as a stepping stone to becoming a psychologist.

Around half of our graduates go on to careers where their studies in Psychology play an important role, taking up social work, teaching and personnel, for example. A further quarter choose to further their knowledge at Lancaster and other institutions or follow a higher-level course in a related field.

Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.

Typical entry requirements

For courses starting in 2015:

A-levels: AAB(Mathematicss) or ABB (Mathematics and Further Mathematics). We normally expect three A-levels.

General Studies: Accepted as one of 3 A-levels

Preference: Minimum of 2 A-levels

Key skills: Not included in offer, but encouraged

GCSE: Maths (min grade B) is required from all applicants

Scottish Advanced Highers: AAB includingGrade A in Mathematics

Irish Leaving Cert: Offers will be made on the basis of 5 or 6 Higher level subjects.Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information

International Bacc: 35 ptsoverall with 16 pts from best three HL courses, inc 6 in HL Mathematicss

BTEC: Not usually accepted

Mature students: Applications encouraged. Recent formal study of psychology is expected. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information

IELTS: 6.5

Financial Support

Lancaster University has committed£3.7m in scholarships and bursariesto help with your fees and living costs. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A-levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.

Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education. For students starting their study with us in 2015, over 600 each year will be entitled to bursaries and/or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. For UK students entering in 2015 we will have the following financial support available:

AnAcademic Scholarship of £2,000for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualificationsAnAccess Scholarship of £1,000per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A or the equivalent academic qualificationsALancaster Bursary of £1,000per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600

*All of the financial awards above are subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access July 2014.

For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

View details of our current Undergraduate fees.

Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews.