We provide a number of programmes of study in Psychology. We have three Single Major Undergraduate programmes. These are BSc Psychology, BA Psychology & Education, and BSc Sports Psychology. In addition, we offer 25 Double Major programs*. Double Majors allow students to combine a core curriculum on Psychology with the core curriculum of a second subject. Giving students a choice over what they study is important to us. Choice of programmes allows students to study a course that reflects their prior interests, lived experience, or future goals.
Ethical practice and working within a shared set of values is also important to us; our University is deeply committed to serving the common good. We see Psychology as a discipline with the capacity, and responsibility, to make a positive contribution to how people live in everyday life. Through our teaching of Psychology, we strive to enable our students to grow into constructive citizens who are curious about people, and motivated to make a positive difference to the lives of others. Beyond classroom learning, there are opportunities to enrich your chosen programme of study in a way that will help you in developing your psychological thinking. They include going on a placement, working as a research assistant in a laboratory, travelling to another country as part of Global Hope, or under the Erasmus study abroad scheme.
Our enthusiasm for the discipline is reflected in our University’s TEF Gold Award, and our consistently high ratings in other reliable measures of the quality of a University; e.g. National Students’ Survey. If our departmental narrative matches with what you aspire to be, then come and study with us at Liverpool Hope University.
*examples include Early Childhood & Youth, History, Health & Wellbeing, Geography
Teaching on our degree programmes is structured into lectures, where all students are taught together, seminars of smaller groups of around 20-30 students, and tutorials which typically have 10 students.
If you are studying Psychology as a Single Major degree, then in the first year of study there are approximately 12 teaching hours each week, which reduces to around 10 teaching hours in your second and third years.
If you are studying Psychology as a Double Major degree (you combine the Core part of our Psychology programme with the Core part of a second programme), then 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 for Psychology.
In addition to in-class hours, you will read relevant texts, and prepare assignments, both on your own, and sometimes in groups. Specific enrichment-related activities include our Global Hope Programme, Special Interest Groups, Placements, and Research Internships.
Students complete a number of assessments, including written exams, essays, reports, portfolios, presentations and assessed laboratory work, both as individuals and in teams, culminating in an individual research dissertation.
Electronic written feedback is provided for all coursework, with an opportunity to discuss this with a tutor in more detail.
Psychology is the study of people, with a particular focus on individuals. Knowledge and skills cultivated within the discipline enable practitioners to intervene at personal- inter-personal- and systemic-levels in order to enable people to live better lives.
While the Core Course in our curriculum, which is studied by both Single- and Double Major students, enables essential learning, the Additional Course, which is studied by Single-Major students only, stretches our understanding of people in relation to contextual variables.
The Foundation Year is a great opportunity if you have the ability and enthusiasm to study for a degree, but do not yet have the qualifications required to enter directly onto our degree programmes. A significant part of the Foundation Year focuses upon core skills such as academic writing at HE level, becoming an independent learner, structuring academic work, critical thinking, time management and note taking.
Successful completion of the Foundation Year will enable you to progress into the first year (Level C) of your chosen honours degree. Further details can be found here.
Lectures: First term, introduction to the scientific method as applied in Psychology. Terms 2 and 3, application of the scientific method to an understanding of individuals and of groups. All through the year, there are lectures in research design and analysis.
Seminars: Practice of research design and analyses techniques.
Tutorials: Checking understanding of lecture content, improvement of scientific writing skills and oral presentation skills
Lectures: First term, exploring people’s perceptual and cognitive abilities. Second and third terms, how perceptual and cognitive abilities develop and change over time, and differ across individuals.
Seminars: Research design and analyses, drawing upon qualitative (e.g., interviewing people and conducting focus groups) in addition to quantitative research (numerical data).
Tutorials: Conducting small research projects in preparation for dissertations in year three
Successful Psychology graduates are eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Pyschological Society. This is a prerequisite for professional training programmes in Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Occupational Psychology, Educational Psychology, Sport and Exercise Psychology or Forensic Psychology.
In addition, Liverpool Hope Psychology graduates have professional transferrable skills that mean you can gain employment in a wide range of careers, in addition to traditional psychology careers.
The Service and Leadership Award (SALA) 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 the 2020/21 academic year 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 the 2020/21 academic year are £11,400 (provisional) per year for full-time undergraduate courses.
Visit our International fees page for more information.
This course is also available with Foundation Year as a Combined Honours degree with the following subjects:
|Psychology and Accounting & Finance (with Foundation Year)|
|Psychology and Childhood & Youth (with Foundation Year)|
|Psychology and Computer Science (with Foundation Year)|
|Psychology and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year)|
|Psychology and Criminology (with Foundation Year)|
|Psychology and Dance (with Foundation Year)|
|Psychology and Early Childhood (with Foundation Year)|
|Psychology and English Language (with Foundation Year)|
|Psychology and Film & Visual Culture (with Foundation Year)|
|Psychology and Geography (with Foundation Year)|
|Psychology and Health & Wellbeing (with Foundation Year)|
|Psychology and History (with Foundation Year)|
|Psychology and Information Technology (with Foundation Year)|
|Psychology and Interactive & Immersive Performance (with Foundation Year)|
|Psychology and International Relations (with Foundation Year)|
|Psychology and Law (with Foundation Year)|
|Psychology and Mathematics (with Foundation Year)|
|Psychology and Music (with Foundation Year)|
|Psychology and Music Production (with Foundation Year)|
|Psychology and Musical Theatre (with Foundation Year)|
|Psychology and Nutrition (with Foundation Year)|
|Psychology and Religious Studies (with Foundation Year)|
|Psychology and Sociology (with Foundation Year)|
|Psychology and Special Educational Needs (with Foundation Year)|
|Psychology and Sport & Physical Education (with Foundation Year)|
|Psychology and Theology (with Foundation Year)|