Psychology is the exciting scientific study of the mind and behaviour. Psychologists investigate how people perceive the world, structure their thinking, solve problems, interact with other people and much more. Concepts such as perception, cognition, personality and social behaviour are all central building blocks of the psychological theories that are studied at Liverpool Hope as part of a Psychology degree.
Study with us and you will gain a deeper understanding of the scientific and philosophical underpinnings of psychology. At Liverpool Hope University, high-level, research-oriented teaching is provided by our team of skilled academics. Our staff comprise of active researchers with a wide array of academic interests, ranging from cognitive and brain sciences, developmental, clinical and health, forensic, personality and social processes. You will be taught in our excellent research facilities, including labs for experiments in cognition and perception, a colour vision lab, an Eye tracker lab, an EEG lab, an fNIRS lab, observational and transcription labs.
Studying this degree allows you to learn about the brain, the mind, and behaviour, but first and foremost psychologists learn about our fellow humans. We help you to develop professional skills and tools to understand others’ needs and provide interventions to enhance mental wellbeing. This is all valuable knowledge that can be used for a better and fairer society.
Teaching on this degree is structured into lectures, where all students are taught together, seminars of smaller groups of around 15-20 students, and tutorials which typically have no more than 10 students. You also have the opportunity to have a one-to-one meeting with your tutor each week.
If you are studying Psychology as a Single Honours degree, in your first year of study there are approximately 12 teaching hours each week, which reduces to approximately 10 teaching hours in your second and third years. If you are studying Psychology as a Combined Honours degree, in your first year of study there are approximately 6 teaching hours each week, which reduces to approximately 5 teaching hours in your second and third years.
On top of teaching hours, you are also expected to spend a number of hours studying independently each week, as well as studying in groups to prepare for any group assessments you may have.
Our degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and upon completion of your studies you will become eligible for Graduate Basis of Chartered Membership (GBC). This will give you access to the postgraduate training courses of the BPS and will be your first major step in becoming a professional psychologist.
During your three years of study, you will have a number of assessments, including written exams, essays, reports, portfolios, presentations and assessed laboratory work. In your final year, you will complete a dissertation research project.
You will be given written feedback on your assessments, and you will have the opportunity to discuss this with your tutor in more detail.
*Please note topics marked with a * are studied by single honours students only.
During the August/September admissions period we are able to offer some flexibility in our entry requirements for courses that still have vacancies.
We are also offering a Foundation Year on many of our courses for students who have the ability and enthusiasm to study for a degree, but do not yet have the qualification level to enter directly onto our degree programmes.
Please call us to discuss the options available to you: 0151 291 3111
A degree in Psychology from Liverpool Hope University represents the first step towards a professional career in Psychology. Since the course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), a degree from Liverpool Hope University allows our students to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the Society. Eligibility for GBC is one of the prerequisites to get access to professional training programmes in areas such as Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Occupational Psychology, Educational Psychology, Sport and Exercise Psychology or Forensic Psychology.
Professional training programmes are offered as accredited Doctorates or Master programmes by universities or as qualification programmes by the BPS. In addition, psychologists work as academics at universities, as researchers and teachers of psychology. Finally, with their interest in working with people and their good research, problem solving and communication skills, graduates of Psychology are also well placed in many other areas such as health and social care, marketing, management and personal resources.
The Service and Leadership Award is offered as an extra-curricular programme involving service-based experiences, development of leadership potential and equipping you for a career in a rapidly changing world. It enhances your degree, it is something which is complimentary but different and which has a distinct ‘value-added’ component. Find out more on our Service and Leadership Award page.
As part of your degree, you can choose to spend either a semester or a full year of study at one of our partner universities as part of our Study Abroad programme. Find out more on our Study Abroad page.
The tuition fees for 2018/19 are £9,250 for full-time undergraduate courses.
If you are a student from the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands, your tuition fees will also be £9,250.
The University reserves the right to increase Home and EU Undergraduate and PGCE tuition fees in line with any inflationary or other increase authorised by the Secretary of State for future years of study.
On top of your tuition fees, you need approximately £250 for the purchasing of key textbooks. There may also be a cost for any fieldtrips; details of costs will be given to you with plenty of notice.
There is a small cost for student BPS membership, and once you graduate, there is a registration fee and annual fee thereafter for Graduate Membership – full details of costs can be found on the BPS website.
You will also need to consider the cost of your accommodation each year whilst you study at university. Visit our accommodation pages for further details about our Halls of Residence.
We have a range of scholarships to help with the cost of your studies. Visit our scholarships page to find out more.
The International tuition fees for 2018/19 are £11,400 for full-time undergraduate courses.
Visit our International fees page for more information.
This course is also available as a Combined Honours degree with the following subjects:
|Psychology and Accounting & Finance|
|Psychology and Art & Design History|
|Psychology and Childhood & Youth|
|Psychology and Christian Theology|
|Psychology and Computer Science|
|Psychology and Creative Writing|
|Psychology and Criminology|
|Psychology and Dance|
|Psychology and Early Childhood|
|Psychology and English Language|
|Psychology and Film & Visual Culture|
|Psychology and Geography|
|Psychology and Health & Wellbeing|
|Psychology and History|
|Psychology and Information Technology|
|Psychology and International Relations|
|Psychology and Law|
|Psychology and Mathematics|
|Psychology and Music|
|Psychology and Nutrition|
|Psychology and Popular Music|
|Psychology and Religious Studies|
|Psychology and Sociology|
|Psychology and Special Educational Needs|
|Psychology and Sport & Physical Education|