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Psychological Sciences (Dual Degree) BSc (Hons)

Gain expertise in social, biological, evolutionary, and developmental psychology on this dual degree in Psychological Sciences while studying at Portsmouth and Edith Cowan University, Australia.

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Typical offer:

120–128 UCAS points from 3 A levels or equivalent

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Enrich the lives of others and start your path towards a career that matters.

On this BSc (Hons) Psychological Sciences dual degree, you’ll develop specialist knowledge and skills in a range of psychological perspectives, including social, biological, evolutionary and developmental psychology.

You'll study in Portsmouth and spend a year at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia, giving you international experience and a global perspective on psychology.

When you graduate, you’ll be in a strong position to continue your training as a psychologist and succeed in many professional specialisms, from health and education to sports and forensics.

This is a new course and we're finalising the detailed information for this page. 

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Entry requirements

BSc (Hons) Psychological Sciences dual degree entry requirements

Typical offers

  • A levels - ABB-BBB
  • UCAS points - 120–128 points from 3 A levels or equivalent. (calculate your UCAS points)
  • T-levels - Merit
  • BTECs (Extended Diplomas) - DDM  
  • International Baccalaureate - 29-30

English language requirements

  • English Language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

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We also accept other standard English tests and qualifications, as long as they meet the minimum requirements of your course.

If you don't meet the English language requirements yet, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

We look at more than just your grades

While we consider your grades when making an offer, we also carefully look at your circumstances and other factors to assess your potential. These include whether you live and work in the region and your personal and family circumstances which we assess using established data.

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Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, four modules worth 20 credits and one module worth 40 credits.

What you'll study

Core modules in this year include:

  • Exploring Psychology – 40 credits
  • Animal Behaviour – 20 credits
  • Perspectives in Psychology – 20 credits
  • Applying Psychological Research Skills – 40 credits

There are no options modules in this year.

Core modules in this year include:

  • Biological and Cognitive Psychology – 20 credits
  • Social and Developmental Psychology – 20 credits
  • Individual Differences and Psychometrics – 20 credits
  • Quantitative Data Analysis – 20 credits
  • Psychological Research Methods – 20 credits
  • Professional Development and Employability – 20 credits

Optional modules in this year include:

  • Social Inclusion and People with Intellectual Disabilities – 15 credits
  • Introduction to Professional Practice – 15 credits
  • Addictions and Practice – 15 credits
  • Gender, Families and Professional Practice – 15 credits
  • Social Work Theory and Practice 1: Advanced Interpersonal Skills – 15 credits
  • Social Work and Mental Health – 15 credits
  • Culture and Daily Life – 15 credits
  • Introduction to Australian Society – 15 credits
  • Human Rights and Social Justice – 15 credits
  • Social Work Theory and Practice 2: A Focus on Theories – 15 credits
  • Vulnerable People and Communities – 15 credits
  • Theories of Youth – 15 credits
  • Ideology and Youth Work Practice – 15 credits
  • Principles of Youth Work – 15 credits
  • Working with Groups – 15 credits
  • Strategies for Social Change – 15 credits
  • Inclusive Youth Work Practice – 15 credits
  • Dynamic Models of Counselling – 15 credits
  • Therapeutic Practice with Families and Couples – 15 credits
  • Therapeutic Practice with Children and Adolescents – 15 credits
  • Humanistic Models of Counselling – 15 credits
  • Culture and Diversity in Therapeutic Practice – 15 credits
  • Therapeutic Practice with Older Adults – 15 credits
  • Skills Training in Humanistic Counselling – 15 credits
  • Psychodynamic Concepts into Practice – 15 credits
  • Criminology – 15 credits
  • Psychology and Criminal Justice – 15 credits
  • Aboriginal Australians in the Criminal Justice System – 15 credits
  • The Psychology of Criminal Behaviour – 15 credits
  • Correctional Studies - Theory and Practice – 15 credits
  • Critical Aspects of Policing – 15 credits
  • Communicating Ideas – 15 credits
  • Identity – 15 credits
  • Personal and Professional Planning – 15 credits
  • Media and Culture – 15 credits
  • Audience Perception and Experience – 15 credits
  • Industry and Community – 15 credits

Optional modules in this year include:

  • Psychology Research Project (Extended) – 40 credits
  • Psychology Research Project – 20 credits
  • Psychology Work Placement – 20 credits
  • Language and Communication – 20 credits
  • Exploring Data for Psychology – 20 credits
  • Comparative and Evolutionary Psychology – 20 credits
  • Neuroscience – 20 credits
  • Educational Psychology – 20 credits
  • Issues in Clinical and Health Psychology – 20 credits
  • Cultural Psychology – 20 credits
  • Introduction to Teaching – 20 credits
  • Professional Practice in Sports Psychology – 20 credits
  • Perspectives on Legal Psychology and Forensic Psychology – 20 credits
  • Social Construction of Disability – 20 credits
  • Positive and Social Psychology in Organisations – 20 credits

Changes to course content

We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry. If a module doesn't run, we'll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Course costs and funding

Tuition fees

Fees may be subject to annual increase

UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students

  • Years 1, 2 and 4 – £9,250 a year
  • Year 3 – £1,385

EU students

  • Years 1, 2 and 4 – £9,250 a year
  • Year 3 – £1,385

Includes Transition Scholarship.

International students

  • Year 1, 2 and 4 – £19,200 a year
  • Year 3 – £2,000


How to apply

To start this course in 2024, apply through UCAS. You'll need:

  • the UCAS course code – C850
  • our institution code – P80

If you'd prefer to apply directly, use our online application form.

You can also sign up to an Open Day to:

  • Tour our campus, facilities and halls of residence
  • Speak with lecturers and chat with our students 
  • Get information about where to live, how to fund your studies and which clubs and societies to join

If you're new to the application process, read our guide on applying for an undergraduate course.

Admissions terms and conditions

When you accept an offer to study at the University of Portsmouth, you also agree to abide by our Student Contract (which includes the University's relevant policies, rules and regulations). You should read and consider these before you apply.

Finalising this course

All our courses go through a rigorous approval process to make sure they’re of the highest quality. This includes a review by a panel of experts, made up of academic staff and an external academic or professional with specialist knowledge.

This course is in the final stages of this process and is open for applications. If any details of the course or its approval status change after you apply, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and will be here to discuss your options with you.