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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 13k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English


    Psychology is often defined as the study of behaviour and of the mind. Through their theories and research, psychologists investigate a diverse range of topics including:

    • The relationship between the brain, behaviour and subjective experience;
    • Human development;
    • The influence of other people on the individual's thoughts, feelings and behaviour;
    • Psychological disorders and their treatment;
    • The impact of culture on the individual's behaviour and subjective experience;
    • Differences between people in terms of their personality and intelligence;
    • people's ability to acquire, organise, remember and use knowledge to guide their behaviour.

    Anthropology at Brunel is an outward-looking and cosmopolitan social sciences, its subject being the documentation and explanation of cultural diversity. It is particularly suited to students who are curious about their own and other societies and who are interested in understanding social processes and meanings in the world around them.

    You will apply the ideas of anthropology to practical issues and will gain a solid grounding in the social sciences (sociology, psychology, media and communications). Special emphasis in placed on cross-cultural studies.


    With a good degree in psychology you may go on to train as a clinical, educational or occupational psychologist. Other careers include work with adults or children with disabilities, counselling, personnel management, market research and advertising, and prison and probation work. This degree forms a basis for a wide variety of careers, including development work, social research and journalism.

    Psychology and Anthropology degrees are valued by business and other employers.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline as early as possible Tuition fee
    • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
    • GBP 13000 Year (Non-EEA)
    Start date September 2015 3-year full-time; 4-year thin-sandwich Credits (ECTS) 360 ECTS
    Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content


    This degree will introduce you to the history, theory and main contemporary issues within the discipline. You will also apply the ideas of anthropology to practical issues in the field of medical anthropology, in the anthropology of childhood, and in the analysis of cultural diversity in Britain, Europe, Africa and parts of Asia.

    The course addresses contemporary issues such as war, nationalist movements, racial prejudice, inter-ethnic conflicts, and gender inequalities. Popular modules include: Family, Household and Domestic Domain, South Africa:Culture Politics and Ethnicity, Religion and Power, Britain's Ethnic Minorities, Anthropological Perspectives on War, and the Ethnography of Melanesia.


    The Psychology courses a Brunel emphasise the everyday and real-life significance of psychology by encouraging you to explore the relationship between the practical and theoretical aspects of the subject, both through your academic study and your work placements.

    Typical Modules

    Level 1 Core

    • Foundations of Psychology I: Learning and Social Psychology
    • Foundations of Psychology III: Brain and Cognition
    • Statistics and Research Methods I
    • Statistics and Research Methods II
    • Introduction to Anthropology: Themes
    • Introduction to Anthropology: Beliefs and Institutions

    Level 2 Core

    • Development and Cognitive Psychology
    • Biologist Psychology (Brain and Behaviour)
    • Quantitative Research Methods
    • Ethnography in the Contemporary World
    • Issues in Social Anthropology
    • History and Theory of Social Anthropology

    Level 3 Core

    • Dissertation (individual supervision on topic of your own choosing)
    • Social Psychology, Personality, Psychology and Intelligence Testing

    Level 3 Options

    Options may be approved non-Psychology modules within the School of Social Sciences.


    A major part of the final year is the writing of a joint psychology and social anthropology project which is normally based on research carried out during the second work-placement e.g. a combination of an ethnographic study and quantitative or qualitative research methods from Psychology to investigate a specific topic of interest.

    Teaching and Learning

    Our approach

    We pursue excellence in both teaching and research. Our aim is to produce degree programmes which combine innovative and classical teaching methods with leading-edge research, and which recognise the value of practical work experience in the learning process. We take great pride in both the quality of teaching and the extensive pastoral care of our students.

    Practical skills

    This course will help you to develop specific skills in the practical methods associated with psychology. A full range of laboratory and technical facilities is used in the teaching of experimental psychology, psychophysics and the use of information technology.

    Staff expertise

    All members of the academic staff are actively engaged in research and many have international reputations in their field. Their innovative findings feed into your courses to ensure that teaching is up-to-date.


    Each module will involve two to three hours of contact time per week. Students will also spend a great deal of their time in private study and preparing assignments.

    How will I be taught?

    Teaching methods include tutorials, seminars, laboratory classes and integrated or formal lectures.


    Students are assessed using a range of methods, including coursework assignments, poster presentations, oral presentations and seen and unseen examinations.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5 CAE score : 60(Grade C)

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    • GCE A-level AAB – ABB. Typical offer AAB (General Studies not accepted for this subject at all).
    • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma D*D*D in a related subject.
    • BTEC Level 3 Diploma D*D in a related subject with an A-level at grade A.
    • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D in a related subject with A-levels grade AA.
    • International Baccalaureate Diploma 35 points.
    • Access to Higher EducationDiploma Complete and pass a related subject Access course with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher.

    GCSE Mathematics grade C and GCSE English grade C are also required.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Brunel University.

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