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Psychology (Health and Nutrition) BSc (Hons)


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Psychology helps us answer questions such as: how do we change as we grow older? Is our behaviour influenced by our genes, our environment, or both? How do our brains work? How are mental health problems diagnosed and treated?

BSc (Hons) Psychology (Health and Nutrition) offers the opportunity to graduate with a British Psychological Society accredited undergraduate degree oriented towards your particular interests in the psychology of health and nutrition.

5 reasons to study here

Pioneering: LSBU are one of the first universities in the UK to deliver courses that integrate core areas of psychological knowledge.
Industry relevant: This course structure stems from recent recommendations for best practice made by The British Psychological Society.
Professional accreditation: Accredited by the British Psychological Society.
Flexible learning: A wide variety of module options in the final year make this course flexible to suit your interests.
Dedicated facilities: The psychology lab complex is home to an array of strong practical facilities, including an eye-tracking facility and observation room.

This degree course covers...

All of our courses have a strong applied element so that you can see the real world applications of your studies. The course covers:

  • human feelings
  • behaviour with others
  • thinking
  • communication
  • learning
  • memory
  • nutrition, health and disease

We also offer a variety of other specialist psychology degrees:


Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
3 years
Start Date
Southwark Campus
4.5 and 6 years
Start Date
Southwark Campus

Case studies


Modules are 73% assessed by coursework.

Year 1

  • Nutrition, Health and Disease
    This module will familiarise you with the fundamental principles of human nutrition as a multidisciplinary perspective relating to human health and wellbeing. You'll explore key concepts of nutritional requirements, food chemistry, macro and micronutrient functions. You'll also explore the relationship of diet to health, with special reference to over and under nutrition states. You'll examine dietary recommendations for the maintenance of health and well-being, and you'll consider the assessment of food intake in this context. You'' review the factors determining food choice, and you'll explore the role of nutrition in the context of physical activity. Assessment method: 100% coursework.
  • Psychological research methods 1
    This module will provide you with an introduction to the study of psychology as a science. You'll study some of the key conceptual, methodological, and statistical issues that psychologists face when studying human behaviour. As well as issues surrounding experimental design and ethical principles in psychological research, the module also gives an introduction to the ways in which descriptive and inferential statistics can be used to analyse and make sense of experimental data. Assessment methods: 60% coursework, 40% exam.
  • Introducing psychological approaches
    This module will introduce you to the study of psychology, first by discussing its conceptual underpinnings and historical development, then topics related to living in the world as biological, learning and feeling beings. The first part of the module will focus on the philosophical foundations of psychology, its status as a science and current identity, while the second part will deal with evolutionary theory and the relationship of the brain to behaviour. The third part will consider learning, and the fourth will analyse emotions from biological, psychological and social perspectives. The module will provides you with the knowledge-base necessary for advanced study at Level 5, and also the development of skills relating to factual learning, i.e., accessing, organising, assimilating and revising information. This module will help you develop skills relating to MCQ assessments. Assessment method: 10% coursework, 90% exam. 
  • Introducing real world psychology
    This module will provides you with the opportunity to explore how theories, approaches and evidence from psychology have been applied to the real world. The module will first introduce you to the notion of applied psychology as a discipline, what is required for entry into the professions recognised by the British Psychological Society, and also those employment opportunities that are appropriate for those who do not wish to pursue a career as an applied psychologist. You'll then be presented with several topics that have been important for understanding how people behave in the ways they do in the real world. Such topic areas will include the application of biological, learning, and emotional aspects of behaviour. In addition, the topic areas presented and explored in this module will inform you about a diverse range of psychology-related employment opportunities. Study in each of these areas will provide a framework for advanced study at Level 5. In addition to knowledge, the module will provide you with the opportunity to develop skills relating to accessing, assimilating and communicating information; moreover, you'll be introduced to a variety of assessment techniques that will be encountered on the course, and develop and be aware of the type of skills that are likely to enhance employability. Finally, the module will provide a focus for placements as a valuable way of gaining experience, and therefore enhancing employability. You'll be introduced to the (voluntary) Departmental Placement scheme; students who already undertake relevant paid or voluntary work and students who undertake less relevant work will be encouraged to reflect on the skills and experiences provide by such opportunities. Assessment method: 100% coursework.
  • Psychological research methods 2
    The module builds and expands upon the descriptive and simple inferential statistical methods introduced in Psychological Research Methods 1. Lectures and seminars will consider more advanced principles of research design, qualitative data analysis, and statistical analysis using SPSS. Assessment methods: 60% coursework, 40% exam.
  • Exploring psychological approaches
    This module introduces topics related to living in the world as a developing, thinking, social and individual being. Topics will include memory, perception, attention, cognitive development, interpersonal behaviour, group behaviour, intelligence, personality and aspects of atypical behaviour. Study in each of these areas will provide you with a framework for advanced study at Level 5. In addition to knowledge, the module will provide you with the opportunity to develop skills relating to accessing, assimilating and communicating information, and it will introduce you to a variety of assessment techniques that you'll encounter on the course. Assessment methods: 60% coursework, 40% exam.

Year 2

  • Psychological research methods 3
    This module will begin with an introduction to conceptual and historical issues in research methods before moving on to the design and analysis of single factor experiments, simple and complex factorial designs and single case methods, both investigative and interventional. Lectures will provide the conceptual framework required for an understanding of research methodology and their supporting statistical tests. These will be supported by seminars that will help you learn design analysis, data analysis using SPSS and the interpretation of the results of experiments taken from the psychology literature. The module will also provide you with the opportunity to design, execute, analyse and report the results of two pieces of practical work. Assessment methods: 60% coursework, 40% exam.
  • The psychology of learning and memory
    This module will provide you with the opportunity to explore a number of the major concepts, theories and methods encountered in understanding how and why we behave in the ways we do when in the presence of other humans. The focus of this module is to understand what psychologists have contributed to the understanding of our social behaviours according to the real, imagined or implied presence of other individuals. The module will focus on those approaches that have been used to examine a) whether we are social beings and why, b) what the ‘social’ brain looks like, c) how social behaviours develop across the lifespan, d) which mechanisms have been used to explain how we interact with the implied, real or imagined presence of others, e) how culture affects our social interactions, and f) how group membership affects our social behaviours. Assessment methods: 50% coursework, 50% exam.
  • The psychology of feelings
    This module will provide you with the opportunity to explore the interdependence between feelings and human behaviour. The module is organised into three distinct themes, relationships, mood and sensations. Two introductory sessions will be used to recap and consolidate material at Level 4 and provide a knowledge base upon which the rest of the module will build. Then, within each theme a range of topics will be explored, drawing on theory and research from biological, developmental, evolutionary, cross-cultural, cognitive and atypical psychology. Individual differences will be a key perspective in this module. Assessment method: 100% coursework.
  • Psychological research methods 4
    The first component of this module will develop your knowledge of thematic analysis, and will allow you to carry out and report a study using this method. You'll also be introduced to multivariate research designs, and will conduct and report a piece of research using multiple regression. You'll then be allocated to specialist research methods streams. This component will give you an opportunity to gain a more in-depth understanding of a specific complex research methodology and its practical application. Finally, in consultation with your final year empirical project supervisor, you'll be required to produce a proposal which may form the basis of their empirical project. Assessment method: 100% coursework.
  • The psychology of behaviour with others
    This module will provide you with the opportunity to explore a number of the major concepts, theories and methods encountered in understanding how and why we behave in the ways we do when in the presence of other humans. The focus of this module is to understand what psychologists have contributed to the understanding of our social behaviours according to the real, imagined or implied presence of other individuals. The module will focus on those approaches that have been used to examine a) whether we are social beings and why, b) what the ‘social’ brain looks like, c) how social behaviours develop across the lifespan, d) which mechanisms have been used to explain how we interact with the implied, real or imagined presence of others, e) how culture affects our social interactions, and f) how group membership affects our social behaviours. Assessment methods: 50% coursework, 50% exam.
  • The psychology of thinking and communication
    This module will provide you with the opportunity to explore a number of the major concepts, theories and methods encountered in understanding how we communicate with others, solve problems and make decisions. This module will help you understand the development of human communication, both cognitive and social. You'll learn what different psychologists think intelligence is, how it develops, and how it can be measured. The module will explore the internal and external influences on the development of reasoning and decision-making. The module will also explore whether innate mechanisms underlie these capacities or whether they develop over time. Assessment methods: 50% coursework, 50% exam.

Year 3

  • Empirical project in an area related to the psychology of health and nutrition
    The module will require you to design and implement a substantial piece of independent psychological research and to produce an extensive report on the project. You'll be supervised by a permanent member of academic staff. Assessment method: 100% coursework.
  • Health psychology
    Morbidity and mortality have been shown to be influenced significantly by various socio-demographic factors like age, social class and education. Which factors create the link between these inputs and health-related outputs is less clear. This module will explore theoretically-based psychological processes and mechanisms (e.g. cognitive dispositions and beliefs, social support, etc.) that have been shown to relate social inputs with health outcomes. In early sessions you'll explore social inequalities in health. During later sessions a number of models used by health psychologists to study related decision making and behaviour will be explored. Throughout all sessions you'll be exposed to applied implications and evidence derived from basic theoretical principles. Assessment methods: 60% coursework, 40% exam.
  • Advanced topics in human nutrition
    Human nutritional science is a rapidly advancing discipline. This module will draw on your background knowledge in the area and encourage critical evaluation of emerging topics in the field. The emphasis will be on the available evidence base and developing skills in interpreting and relating key nutritional points from complex and varied sources of information. The module will be responsive to advances and breaking stories in the field. Assessment method: 100% coursework.

Two optional modules from:

  • Professional placement in psychology
    This module will provide you with the opportunity to complete a work placement within an organisation whose work is relevant to the discipline of psychology. You'll be expected to complete a minimum of 24 hours in an approved placement, and will complete a written portfolio related to this experience. The assessment for this module will help you develop your reflective thinking skills, as well as your understanding of the utility of psychological research and theory in real world settings. Assessment method: 100% coursework. 
  • Psychology of mental health
    Mental health is a highly contested area, with major disagreements amongst psychiatrists, psychologists and service users over the conceptualisation and treatment of mental health problems. This module will examine the theoretical differences between these perspectives by examining the social, cultural, biological and psychological evidence for the causes and maintenance of mental health problems. These factors will be looked at in general, and also in relation to specific forms of distress, such as depression, eating disorders and anxiety. The value and efficacy of diagnostic versus formulation approaches for the treatment of mental health problems will also be explored. Assessment methods: 50% coursework, 50% exam.
  • Development of brain and behaviour in infancy
    This module focuses on infancy, a period of rapid development, and examines the emergence of perceptual, cognitive, and early social skills during the first year of life. Emerging behaviours will also be related to brain development to facilitate a more thorough investigation of what happens during development. Traditional and more recent methods used to assess both brain and behaviour in infants will also be considered. This module will offer you the opportunity to consider a dominant theoretical debate in developmental psychology, that of the relative contributions of nature and nurture to development. The first part of the module will focus on typical development, while the second part will look at instances where development is atypical, such as in the case of developmental disorders (e.g. autism and Down syndrome) or the case of extreme environments (e.g. visual and environmental deprivation). Assessment method: 100% coursework.
  • Psychology of inter -and intra- group processes
    This module will outline key issues in the study of intergroup and intra-group psychology and will explore social identity approaches. The module will then consider how groups interact with one another (inter-group processes) and also how group members function within the group (intra-group processes). The module combines theory with real social applications. Seminars will provide an opportunity to explore issues and research in more depth, and apply theory to real life situations. Assessment methods: 50% coursework, 50% exam.
  • Psychology of addictive behaviours
    This module will introduce you to theories of addictive behaviour. You'll address conceptual issues surrounding the utility of theories, and you'll discuss the empirical evidence for or against each theory. You'll have the opportunity to consider recent theories that attempt to synthesise extant models into a comprehensive account of addiction. You'll also have the opportunity to apply and critically evaluate several theories in regards to their ability to explain alcoholism, both during seminars and in your coursework assignment. Finally, you'll examine various treatment and preventative approaches, and the evidence for and against each. Assessment method: 100% coursework.
  • Art, awareness and the brain
    This module focuses on the subjective state of awareness as a phenomenal state, looking at both its biological underpinnings in the nervous system and its cultural manifestation in art. While each level is important in its own right for the study of psychology, so too is their interconnectedness, as each sheds light on the other, allowing a fuller and more integrated approach and deeper grasp of awareness that is ordinarily available. Assessment methods: 50% coursework, 50% exam.
  • Applied psychometrics
    This module will begin by explaining test construction and validation in detail. The module will then go on to consider a wide variety of psychometric tests available and their appropriateness for use in occupational, clinical and research psychology. Ethical and legal issues surrounding psychometric test use will also be covered. You'll gain practical experience of psychometric test use. Assessment method: 100% exam.
  • Neuropsychology
    This module begins with an introduction to the history of neuropsychology and its methods designed to lay foundations for the following content. Of particular importance is the relationship between normal and impaired functioning and the goal of deriving theories which explain both. The content areas examine different types of neuropsychological impairment, from traumatic brain injury, as found in Amnesic Syndrome, through the effects of strokes found in Unilateral Neglect to the pervasive effects of degenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's Disease. An important part of the module is an appraisal of the likelihood of recovery and efficacy of rehabilitation. The aim of the summative assessments is to examine both broad knowledge of the topic areas and the ability to critically examine issues in a selected topic area. Regular self assessed formative assessments will enable students to monitor their progress. Assessment methods: 40% coursework, 60% exam.
  • Counselling psychology and psychotherapy
    This module is designed primarily for students intending to go on to counselling psychology and psychotherapy postgraduate courses following their degree. Each week will include theoretical and practical components where you'll able to try out various approaches in role-plays and triad work. The theoretical component of the module will introduce you to key theoretical approaches in counselling psychology and psychotherapy, focusing on humanist/existential and cognitive behavioural, as well as covering various types of therapy, such as one-to-one, group therapy, brief therapy and relationship work. There will be a critical emphasis throughout considering issues of power, ethics, difference, and research on therapeutic effectiveness and processes. Assessment method: 100% coursework.
  • Thinking: Past, present, and future
    Cognitive science is the scientific study of thought. This module will provide you with the opportunity to explore some of the key theoretical debates in contemporary cognitive science, adopting a multidisciplinary approach to understanding the nature of thought and challenging assumptions concerning what it is to be human. The module will address the nature of the human mind in the past, present, and future, frequently using comparative psychology to identify those abilities that make us uniquely human and which mark us out from non-human animals and synthetic organisms. Assessment methods: 40% coursework, 60% exam.
  • Psychopharmacology
    This module focuses on the scientific study of how drugs affect brain function and how such research furthers our understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying behaviour. Topics covered in this module include recreational and abusive use of drugs, cognitive enhancing drugs, the cannabinoid system and the therapeutic potential of cannabis, and in-depth coverage of the drugs used to treat schizophrenia, anxiety and mood disorders. In the last three lectures, we'll look at the use of animals in drug development in clinical psychopharmacology and discuss future avenues of research to develop more acceptable medications for mental health problems. Assessment methods: 50% coursework, 50% exam.


A psychology degree, accredited by the British Psychological Society, together with an appropriate postgraduate qualification could lead you to a career as a Chartered Psychologist in, for example, clinical, forensic, educational or occupational psychology.

A career in psychology

As most psychology graduates will go into a wide range of careers, there is no such thing as a traditional career path for graduates.

However if you do want to stay in psychology, then a degree – accredited by the British Psychological Society, together with an appropriate postgraduate qualification could lead you to a career as a Chartered Psychologist in clinical, forensic, educational or occupational psychology.

Everyday duties vary depending on the specialty – an occupational psychologist would work to maximise the performance from employees and increase job satisfaction at different organisations. A clinical psychologist works to make positive changes to their clients' lives and offer various forms of treatment.

Excellent communication and listening skills, as well as the ability to build effective working relationships are essential for Chartered Psychologists. Chartered psychologists in the NHS can earn £25,500-£34,000 a year, rising to £40,000+ with experience.

How we will make you more employable

This course will teach you excellent written, analytical and numerical skills which will enable you to pursue careers in numerous areas such as counselling, teaching, the probation and court services, market research, human resources and business.

Our Division provides careers support and advice for the time our students study with us and beyond.

We organise various careers activities such as work placements, talks and seminars in collaboration with many organisations. Some of these include the Metropolitan Police, The NHS, and The British Psychological Society (BPS) which has an invaluable source of careers related information. We also hold an annual careers fair for our second and third year students and work closely with London South Bank University alumni who have gone on to successful careers in Psychology.

We also have a dedicated employability officer who helps and advises on the type of work placement you should take according to your career goals and personal abilities. We can direct you to a number of organisations in numerous areas, including:

  • NHS clinics and hospital units (psychosexual, forensic and clinical psychology units)
  • charitable organisations working with stroke patients
  • brain damage units
  • addiction rehabilitation units
  • children with disabilities
  • young offenders.

Personal Development Plan

We help you develop a Personal Development Plan (PDP) to monitor your progress and set study objectives and career goals. With guidance from your tutors, you'll reflect on the skills learnt from studies which will help you achieve the career you want in Psychology or a related field. Some of the items included in a PDP are a skills checklist and personal plan, CV and useful career information.

You're introduced to the PDP at the beginning of your courses and take part in various activities that introduce you to the many careers options in psychology. These include group work, careers talks and sessions, and one-to-one sessions with tutors.

We also have the LSBU Jobshop and Careers Centre which offers a wide range of career guidance facilities including:

  • guidance from Careers Advisors
  • CV checking
  • drop in sessions
  • careers events

For more information visit the JobShop and Careers Centre Website.

Career progression

Recent Psychology graduates have gone on to careers in clinical psychology, research and education such as Psychology Assistants and Social Workers. Many have also been successful in careers outside the field of Psychology.

If you graduate from this course, you'll be able to apply for further study at postgraduate level. The academic strength of this course means that you can also consider entering the field of academic research.

If you gain significant professional practice experience you would be able to consider a practitioner MSc courses – our part-time MSc Addiction Psychology and Counselling.

LSBU Employability Service

We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018

LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search.

As an LSBU student you have access to the Employability Service and its resources during your time here and for two years after you graduate.

Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or a placement/internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the career you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:

  • Direct engagement from employers who come in to network with students
  • Job Shop – daily drop in service to help with, tailoring CVs, cover letters and applications, sourcing online resource, mock interviews and general job searching. One to one appointments for further support also available
  • Mentoring and work shadowing schemes
  • Higher education achievement report - The HEAR is designed to encourage a more sophisticated approach to recording student achievement, which acknowledges fully the range of opportunities that LSBU offers to our students.
    It pulls into one certificate: Module grades, Course descriptions, Placements, LSBU verified extra-curricular activities
  • Employability workshops - delivered free to students all year round on a variety of related topics
  • Careers fairs throughout the year to really focus your thoughts on a career after university

Find out about any of these services by visiting our student employability page


Students should begin looking for voluntary and paid work placement opportunities as soon as possible, to help develop additional skills and experience relevant to their future careers. The Division and University provide plenty of support in this area. In addition to extra-curricular work placements, students are also able to undertake an assessed placement in their final year of study, in an area related to their career interests.


Dr Elisa Lewis

School/Division: Applied Sciences / Psychology
Job title: Lecturer

Elisa Lewis is a Lecturer in Psychology.


Teaching and learning

Study hours

Year 1 class contact time is typically 12 to 15 hours per week plus individual tutorial and independent study.

Percentage of time spent in different learning activities  
Time spent in lectures, seminars and practical study       Self-directed learning      
Year 1 20% 80%
Year 2 22% 78%
Year 3 14% 86%


We use a range of assessment methods, and train you in these methods as you advance through your studies. The methods used are:

  • Essays
  • Practical reports
  • Unseen exams
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Scenario-based reports
  • Case studies
  • Posters
  • Executive reports
  • Portfolios
  • Group work folders


Our impressive research record (over 90% of our publications were rated at the 'international' level in RAE 2008) means that teaching is informed by current, cutting-edge research, and because we have a focus on applied research, you can apply your learning to real world settings.


We aim to support you throughout your studies in many ways. We provide one-to-one support via our professional tutoring system. Your tutor will help you understand coursework

Entry requirements

2018 entry

  • A Level BBB or;
  • BTEC National Diploma DMM or;
  • Access to Science with 24 Distinctions and 21 Merits or;
  • Equivalent level 3 qualifications worth 120 UCAS points
  • Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).
  • We welcome qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.0 or Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.

How to apply

International (non Home/EU) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.

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All full-time undergraduate students apply to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) using the University's Institution Code L75. Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply webpage for undergraduate students.

All part-time students should apply directly to London South Bank University and full details of how to do this are given on our undergraduate How to apply webpage.


Students should apply for accommodation at London South Bank University (LSBU) as soon as possible, once we have made an offer of a place on one of our academic courses. Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.


It's a good idea to think about how you'll pay university tuition and maintenance costs while you're still applying for a place to study. Remember – you don't need to wait for a confirmed place on a course to start applying for student finance. Read how to pay your fees as an undergraduate student.

Fees and funding

Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursary Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.

The fee shown is for entry 2017/18.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £12500
AOS/LSBU code: 4889Session code: 1FS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £27750
International £37500
The fee shown is for entry 2017/18.
UK/EU fee: £5550International fee: £7500
AOS/LSBU code: 4890Session code: 1PS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £27750
International £37500

For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for undergraduate students.

Possible fee changes

Current regulatory proposals suggest that institutions will be permitted to increase fee levels in line with inflation up to a specified fee cap. Specifically, LSBU may be permitted to increase its fees for new and existing Home and EU undergraduate students from 2017/18 onwards. The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any governmental guidance or decisions.

The fees for international students are reviewed annually, and additionally the University reserves the right to increase tuition fees in line with inflation up to 4 per cent.


We offer students considerable financial help through scholarships, bursaries, charitable funds, loans and other financial support. Many of our scholarships are given as direct tuition fee discounts and we encourage all eligible students to apply for our Access Bursary. New home full-time undergraduate students meeting eligibility criteria could receive a £1,000 cash bursary by joining us in the 2017/18 academic year. Find out more about all our scholarships and fee discounts for undergraduate students.

International students

As well as being potentially eligible for our undergraduate scholarships, International students can also benefit from a range of specialist scholarships. Find out more about International scholarships.

Please check your fee status and whether you are considered a home, EU or international student for fee-paying purposes by reading the UKCISA regulations.

Case studies

Select a case study and read about practical project work, students' placement experiences, research projects, alumni career achievements and what it’s really like to study here from the student perspective.

Prepare to start

We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read the How to apply tab for this course.

Applicant Open Days

To help you and your family feel confident about your university choice we run Applicant Open Days. These are held at subject level so students start getting to know each other and the academic staff who will be teaching them. These events are for applicants only and as an applicant you would receive an email invitation to attend the relevant event for your subject.

Enrolment and Induction

Enrolment takes place before you start your course. On completing the process, new students formally join the University. Enrolment consists of two stages: online, and your face-to-face enrolment meeting. The online process is an online data gathering exercise that you will complete yourself, then you will be invited to your face-to-face enrolment meeting.

In September, applicants who have accepted an unconditional offer to study at LSBU will be sent details of induction, which is when they are welcomed to the University and their School. Induction helps you get the best out of your university experience, and makes sure you have all the tools to succeed in your studies.

Read more about Enrolment and Induction.

Suggested reading list

These books will give you a good idea of the breadth of Psychology as a discipline and will heighten your awareness of the theoretical and methodological issues to be covered during the course of your degree studies: 

  • Hock, R. R. (2012). Forty studies that changed psychology (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall. ISBN: 978-0205927333. 
  • Stanovich, K. E. (2009). How to think straight about psychology (9th ed.). Boston: Pearson Allyn and Bacon. ISBN: 978-0205760923.

Module-specific reading for Semester 1 

  • Introducing Real World Psychology (Module for Single Honours Psychology only) Davey, G. (Ed). (2011). Applied psychology. Sussex, UK: BPS Blackwell.
  • Introducing Psychological Approaches (Module for Single and Combined Honours Psychology) Schacter, D., Gilbert, D., Wegner, D, & Hood, B. (2011). Psychology: European Edition. Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. [To order online for a 30% discount – go to and enter the
    promotional code WSTUDENT12 when prompted. You will need to set up a Palgrave account]. 
  • Psychological Research Methods 1 (Single Honours Psychology and Psychology with Criminology) Coolican, H. (2009). Research methods and statistics in psychology (5th ed.). London: Hodder Education. Read Chapters 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 23, and 24
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