University of Surrey
Guildford, South East, UK
Psychology BSc (Hons)
**Academic Requirement at Undergraduate level for students with British Qualifications stay the same regardless of the Student's country of residence.
Personal statement: Should be approximately 500 words long.
Two references are required.Two references for the applicant's academic and professional ability must be supplied.
About The Program
About The University
6.5 (Min Reading: 5.5, Min Writing: 6.0, Min Listening: 5.5, Min Speaking: 5.5)
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The University has a range of funding opportunities available for international students.
You can study in University of Surrey on fully funded scholarship depending on your eligiblity
This is a 4 years Course with professional training placement.
This research-led BSc (Hons) Psychology course will provide you with a combination of personal, professional and academic opportunities.
Taught by research-active lecturers, our graduates are well-placed to train as practising psychologists and therapists and are also highly valued in any sector that requires transferable skills like critical thinking, data analysis and communication.
Our teaching was recognised as outstanding when we received the TEF Gold award. As a student, you will also have access to excellent teaching facilities to maximise your learning experience.
As one of the few universities to offer work experience as part of the course, we’ve established links with many outstanding professional training partners. This course is also accredited by the British Psychological Society.
What you will study
Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour, mental health and neuropsychological functioning. It seeks to understand what makes us who we are, how our minds work, and what influences our behaviour and social relationships.
Using a range of cutting-edge equipment, you will learn about core areas of psychology, research methods and statistics. You will also be able to tailor your degree by choosing your final-year modules and dissertation research topic. You can also pursue an optional Professional Training placement in a field relevant to your career aspirations.
Our BPS accredited course is informed by leading research conducted by our multidisciplinary research groups, including developmental psychology; environmental psychology; social emotions and equality in relations; health psychology; clinical interventions and practice; and the Surrey BabyLab.
Careers and graduate prospects
We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.
Many organisations employ psychology graduates for their specific psychological training and skills in areas such as mental health support, youth or social work, civil service, personnel, research and development, survey and market research, and human resources.
Our psychology students study a broad curriculum that develops a range of transferable skills, producing a well-rounded graduate who communicates well and has the analytical skills that many employers are keen to recruit.
Recent graduates have also embarked on careers in law, accountancy, teaching, computer programming and general management.
Virtually all graduates of the course find satisfactory employment or postgraduate study within six months of graduation.
Graduates over the last few years have been employed in roles such as:
Assistant Clinical Psychologist, St George's NHS Trust
Primary Wellbeing Practitioner, Broadmoor Hospital
Trial Coordinator, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Clinical Trust
Assistant Psychologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital
Rehabilitation Assistant, Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability
Account Manager, Genesis Medical
Recruitment Researcher, Walker Hamill
Marketing Analyst, Masterclassing
Junior Market Research Project Manager, Kantar Health
Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, ThinkAction
Graduate Leadership Scheme, Waitrose
Assistant Crime Analyst, National Crime Agency.
Graduates of our BSc Psychology course are also eligible for chartered membership of the British Psychological Society. This membership is essential for admission to postgraduate training in order to become a chartered psychologist, so many of our students go on to pursue specialist postgraduate study.
Popular specialisms include clinical, counselling, health or occupational psychology, as well as other specialisms that do not require chartership such as social, environmental psychology or research methods. All of these are offered as postgraduate courses at Surrey.
Some graduates continue their interest in psychology by registering for a research degree (PhD, MPhil) in a specialist area of interest, leading to a career as an academic research psychologist.
The University of Surrey is a public research university in Guildford, England. The university received its royal charter in 1966, along with a number of other institutions following recommendations in the Robbins Report. The University of Surrey began as the Battersea Polytechnic Institute founded in 1891 under the City of London Parochial Charities Act (1883) scheme to establish Polytechnic Institutes throughout London. The university's research output and global partnerships have led to it being regarded as one of the UK's leading research universities.
Surrey is a member of the Association of MBAs and is one of four universities in the University Global Partnership Network. Surrey is also part of the SETsquared partnership along with the University of Bath, the University of Bristol, the University of Southampton and the University of Exeter. A major centre for satellite and mobile communications research, Surrey is in partnership with King's College London and the University of Dresden to develop 5G technology worldwide. It also holds a number of formal links with institutions worldwide, including the Surrey International Institute, launched in partnership with the Dongbei University of Finance and Economics. Surrey has been awarded three Queen's Anniversary Prizes for its research, with the 2014 Research Excellence Framework ranking 78% of the university's research outputs as "world leading" or "internationally excellent".
The university's main campus is on Stag Hill, close to the centre of Guildford and adjacent to Guildford Cathedral. Surrey Sports Park is situated at the nearby Manor Park, the university's secondary campus. In addition, the university owns the Surrey Research Park, providing facilities for over 110 companies engaged in research. Among British universities, Surrey had the 14th highest average UCAS Tariff for new entrants in 2015. It is currently in the top 30 of the three main ranking compilations of universities in the United Kingdom, placing 23rd in both The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide and The Complete University Guide, and 26th in The Guardian University Guide for 2019/20. In 2019, Surrey was ranked 1st in the UK and 7th in the world for research partnerships with employers in the QS World Employability Rankings. Surrey was named as The Sunday Times University of the Year in 2016.
The chancellor of the university is Prince Edward, Duke of Kent. Current and emeritus academics at the university include ten Fellows of the Royal Society, twenty-one Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering, one Fellow of the British Academy and six Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences. Surrey has educated many notable alumni, including Olympic gold medallists, several senior politicians, as well as a number of notable persons in various fields including the arts, sports and academia. Graduates typically abbreviate the University of Surrey to Sur when using post-nominal letters after their degree.
The university conducts extensive research on small satellites, with its Surrey Space Centre and spin-off commercial company, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. In the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise, the University of Surrey received a 5* rating in the categories of "Sociology", "Other Studies and Professions Allied to Medicine", and "Electrical and Electronic Engineering" and a 5* rating in the categories of "Psychology", "Physics", "Applied Mathematics", "Statistics and Operational Research", "European Studies" and "Russian, Slavonic and East European Languages".
The 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) at the University of Surrey opened in September 2015, for the purpose of research for the development of the first worldwide 5G network. It has gained over £40m support from international telecommunications companies including Aeroflex, MYCOM OSI, BBC, BT Group, EE (telecommunications company), Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe, Huawei, Ofcom, Rohde & Schwarz, Samsung, Telefonica and Vodafone – and a further £11.6m from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).
In addition, the Surrey Research Park is a 28 ha (69-acre) low density development which is owned and developed by the university, providing large landscaped areas with water features and facilities for over 110 companies engaged in a broad spectrum of research, development and design activities. The university generates the third highest endowment income out of all UK universities "reflecting its commercially-orientated heritage."
Higher Secondary Certificate/Intermediate Certificate with a GPA of 5 out of 5 or 80% from science background
Post Secondary Certificate with 75% in ICSE/CBSE/ISC boards, 65% in West Bengal board & 80% in Other boards from science background
University does not accept applications from Nepal
University does not accept the Intermediate/Higher Secondary Certificate from Pakistan. However, if you do not meet the direct entry requirements for a course, you can apply to study an International Foundation Year programme at the University of Surrey International Study Centre. Upon successful completion, you can progress to an undergraduate degree at the University of Surrey.
UK IGCSE or A-LEVELS
A Levels with 3 subjects with minimum ABB including Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass.
English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at grade C(4) (or equivalent).
Grade B in Mathematics and English Language would be preferable but not essential.