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.
- Accounting, Finance and Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Accounting, Finance and Mathematics (Industry) : BSc Hons
- Computer Science and Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Computer Science and Mathematics : MSci Hons
- Economics and Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Environmental Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Financial Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Financial Mathematics : MSci Hons
- Financial Mathematics (Industry) : BSc Hons
- French Studies and Mathematics : BA Hons
- French Studies and Psychology : BA Hons
- German Studies and Mathematics : BA Hons
- German Studies and Psychology : BA Hons
- Linguistics and Psychology : BA Hons
- Management Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Mathematics : MSci Hons
- Mathematics (Study Abroad) : MSci Hons
- Mathematics and Philosophy : BA Hons
- Mathematics with Statistics : BSc Hons
- Mathematics with Statistics : MSci Hons
- Mathematics with Statistics (Study Abroad) : MSci Hons
- Organisation Studies and Psychology : BA Hons
- Psychology : BA Hons
- Psychology : BSc Hons
- Spanish Studies and Mathematics : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Psychology : BA Hons
- Statistics : BSc Hons
- Statistics : MSci Hons
- Statistics (Study Abroad) : MSci Hons
- Theoretical Physics with Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Theoretical Physics with Mathematics : MSci Hons
- Theoretical Physics with Mathematics (Study Abroad) : MSci Hons
Lancaster degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their degree. The following is an example list of modules which our previous students have studied.
- Differential Equations
- Discrete Mathematics
- Geometry and Calculus
- Investigating Psychology
- Matrix Methods
- Numbers and Relations
- Series and Functions
- Cognitive Psychology
- Introductory Real Analysis
- Linear Algebra
- Research Methods
- Social Psychology
- Brain and Behaviour
- Developmental Psychology
- Likelihood Inference
- Bayesian Inference
- Medical Statistics: study design and data analysis
- Statistical Models
- Stochastic Processes
- Topics in Modern Statistics
Lancaster University offers the chance to follow a structured study programme or the option to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into 2 sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). In Part 1 you will take three units of assessment which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects, a higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.
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 including Grade 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 pts overall 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
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.
Teaching and Learning Methods
At Lancaster we offer a broad range of learning environments which include the traditional lectures, tutorials, interactive workshops, laboratory and practical activities, student-led seminars and web-based delivery.
The modules which make up a programme of study are assessed using various methods, enabling students to demonstrate their capabilities in a range of ways. Typical coursework assignments include laboratory reports, essays, exercises, literature reviews, short tests, poster sessions and oral presentations. Formal examinations include basic and in-depth questions, essays and data analysis. Students are supervised in the production of final year project reports and dissertations, while students in laboratory classes are supported by demonstrators. Details of the assessment methods for individual modules can be accessed via the university's online module catalogue.
In addition to these learning and teaching methods we encourage independent study, meaning you take responsibility for your own learning. For more information visit our Teaching Approach page.
We offer you a variety of stimulating and effective approaches to teaching, learning and assessment. This enables you and your tutors to explore the very latest thinking within your subject and develops your skills in problem solving, analysis and critical reflection, communication, application of knowledge and modern technologies.
As a University, we commit to providing all our undergraduates with a minimum number of contact hours per week, providing you with timely feedback on your work and a maximum number of 15 students per seminar group.
Lancaster University has committed £3.7m in scholarships and bursaries to 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:
- An Academic Scholarship of £2,000 for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualifications
- An Access Scholarship of £1,000 per 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 qualifications
- A Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 per 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
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.