UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


MSci Psychology

UCAS Code: C810

Psychology encompasses human and animal behaviour, its biological basis in evolution, the nervous system and cognition, and the study of social factors which affect the behaviour of individuals and of groups. It is grounded in systematic empirical research as well as in theory; it therefore includes training in methods of research, which in turn demands some understanding of, and some skill in, statistics and computing. Finally, it requires the ability to write clearly and present theoretical arguments and research results in a cogent manner. A good psychology graduate is both numerate and literate; he/she has a grasp of the scientific as well as of the human. These are intellectual and practical skills which are potentially relevant to a wide range of occupations in our complex technological society.

The first two years of the programme span the field of psychology, and the third year offers considerable choice of topics for study, according to your main interests and aims. The main component of the fourth year is a placement within a UCL research group (Research Route) or in a workplace setting (Applied Route) in mental health, education or business organisation.

The accreditation of the programme by the British Psychological Society (BPS) is ongoing. Graduates are eligible to become members of the BPS, the starting point for a career in psychology.

See below to find out more about the MSci Psychology at UCL.

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