Psychology

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Do you want to study an award-winning psychology degree? The University of Bolton’s psychology courses are recognised for student satisfaction and innovation.

Our BSc (Hons) in Criminological and Forensic Psychology has received national recognition for innovation by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and our BSc (Hons) Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling has dual accreditation. This means the programme is accredited by the BPS and by ABC Awards, enabling you to gain both Level 2 and 3 certificates in counselling skills as these are embedded in the degree.

Alternatively, you may wish to study BSc (Hons) Psychology which is not geared towards a particular specialist area, enabling you to keep your options open and progress into a number of careers.


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BSc (Hons) Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
112
UCAS Points

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BSc (Hons) Criminological and Forensic Psychology
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
112
UCAS Points

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BSc (Hons) Psychology
Part-time
Mode of study
4.5 years
Duration
112
UCAS Points

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MSc Psychology (Conversion)
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

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MSc Positive Psychology
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

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MSc Social Neuroscience
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

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AdvDip(CPD) Level HE7 Using CBT with Clients with Persistent and Distressing Long-Term Health Conditions
Part-time
Mode of study
36 weeks
Duration

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BSc (Hons) Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling
Part-time
Mode of study
4.5 years
Duration
112
UCAS Points

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MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Full-time
Mode of study
12 months
Duration

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MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism): Extended
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

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MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

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MSc Counselling and Positive Psychology
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

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MSc Psychology (Conversion): January Start
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

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BSc (Hons) Criminological and Forensic Psychology
Part-time
Mode of study
4.5 years
Duration
112
UCAS Points

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MSc Positive Psychology
Part-time
Mode of study
30 months
Duration

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MSc Psychology
Part-time
Mode of study
30 months
Duration

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MSc Psychology (Conversion)
Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

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BSc (Hons) Psychology with foundation year
Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

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MSc Social Neuroscience
Part-time
Mode of study
30 months
Duration

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PgDip Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies
Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

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MSc Psychology
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

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FndCert International Foundation Programme (Psychology)
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

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BSc (Hons) Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience
Part-time
Mode of study
48 months
Duration
112
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Part-time
Mode of study
24 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
Part-time
Mode of study
24 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

MSc Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapies
Part-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration

The University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Psychology
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
112
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
112
UCAS Points

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Accreditations

News

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The Mental Health Pandemic: Will Demand for NHS Psychologists Rise?

26 Feb 21

COVID has had a detrimental impact on national mental health. How will this affect your career as an NHS mental health worker, therapist or counsellor?

Data from Public Health England’s COVID-19

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Positive Psychology Coach Named in UK's Top 100 Influential Women

25 Feb 21

Do you want to become a positive psychologist, therapist, life coach or counsellor? This is a career that empowers women, and there are awards to prove it!

It’s an exciting time for women in psychology, ...

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How Arguing Impacts the Brain (Social Neuroscience Theories at Work)

25 Feb 21

Have you considered Postgraduate training in social neuroscience? Here’s a recent discovery that will inspire you to embark on your own research journey!

Are you interested in turning your Psychology de...

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Could You Be a Research and Experimental Psychologist?

24 Feb 21

Does delving into the inner workings of human behaviour sound like something you’d enjoy? A career as psychology research could be for you.

Gaining a master’s in Psychology is a common route for many Undergradu...

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COVID’s Mental Health Crisis: An Important Time to Study Psychotherapy

24 Feb 21

What does the future of mental health and psychotherapy careers look like as we embark on the roadmap out of COVID?

The MSc Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) course at the University of Bolton in Greater M...

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Alternative Psychology Career Paths: Research and Experimental Psychologists

16 Feb 21

Gaining a master’s in Psychology is a common route for many Undergraduate students looking to expand their knowledge and hone their skills for the workplace. While Postgraduate training is not a mandatory requirement for some related c...

Testimonials

Nisha Sykes

BSc (Hons) Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling | 2019

"All the tutors have been amazing and in particular, the support of Dr Jacqui Harrison, my final year personal tutor, has been tremendous. Without her unfaltering support and encouragement, I would not have achieved what I have. The tutors’ depth of knowledge makes such a tremendous difference."

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Dominic McConnell

BSc (Hons) Psychology | 2018

"After graduating from the University of Bolton in 2018 with a BSc (Hons) Psychology, I spent the summer applying for jobs and emailing organisations offering my services. I focused specifically on mental health settings due to my career aspirations of becoming a Clinical Psychologist. Fortunately, the organisation I had been on a placement with during the final year of my degree had a vacancy for an Assistant Psychologist, and they invited me to apply. I interviewed for the job with great confidence due to the skills I had learnt from the placement, which was a core part of my final year at University, and thankfully, I was successful.

Since starting as an Assistant Psychologist I have progressed from a part-time role to working full-time, and am enjoying every aspect of it. Alongside the practical experience, I have also taken on a voluntary role as a Research Assistant at the University of Manchester; wanting to give myself the best possible chance of being accepted onto the Clinical Doctorate programme in the future."

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Kayleigh Copeland

BSc Psychology | 2017

"My course is informative and in-depth for me to further pursue my counselling career. I like studying at the University of Bolton as the classes are small and it is person-centered. "

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