Why study this course
Study the application of Psychological theories and research to human environments
The opportunity to engage with a placement relevant to environmental Psychology
Apply your learning to develop original environmental psychology research projects
Optionality embedded at levels 5 and 6 to explore cross disciplinary perspectives on the environment
From the impact of living and working environments to productivity and wellbeing to factors that encourage pro-environmental behaviours, The BSc (Hons) Environmental Psychology course provides students with an understanding of the dynamic ways in which we interact with our environments and how these shape our individual and societal priorities.
Please note - this course is not available for September 2023, but is open for applications for September 2024 onwards.
Mode of study
Bishop Grosseteste University
About this course
The BSc (Hons) Environmental Psychology is designed to enable students to study the application of core areas of Psychology to the study of human behaviour in a range of environmental settings. In addition to core psychological content which is aligned to the requirements of the British Psychological Society, students will apply their knowledge to areas of human environmental interaction and behaviour. A core strand of research methods throughout the first two years of the programme will enable students to scaffold their learning and expertise in research design to enable them to design and manage under supervision a piece of original environmental psychology research for their dissertation project.
A second strand which runs throughout the programme relates to skills development and employability with students supported to locate environmentally relevant placements during their second year of study.
You will normally need 96-112 UCAS tariff points (from a maximum of four Advanced Level qualifications). We welcome a range of qualifications such as: A/AS Levels, BTEC, Access Courses, International Baccalaureate (IB), Cambridge Pre-U, Extended Project etc.
However this list is not exhaustive – please click here for details of all qualifications in the UCAS tariff.
You will also need GCSEs in English Language and Mathematics at grade 4 (previously C) or above (or equivalent).
In accordance with University conditions, students are entitled to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning, RP(C)L, based on relevant credit at another HE institution or credit Awarded for Experiential Learning, (RP(E)L).
How you will be taught
There is no one-size-fits-all method of teaching at BGU – we shape our methods to suit each subject and each group, combining the best aspects of traditional university teaching with innovative techniques to promote student participation and interactivity.
You will be taught in a variety of ways, from lectures, tutorials and seminars, to practical workshops, coursework and work-based placements. Small group seminars and workshops will provide you with an opportunity to review issues raised in lectures, and you will be expected to carry out independent study.
Placements are a key part of degree study within many courses at BGU. They provide an enriching learning experience for you to apply the skills and knowledge you will gain from your course and, in doing so, give valuable real-world experience to boost your career.
A wide range of assessment methods is used to support your learning, including portfolios, presentations, displays and laboratory projects. The Psychology course includes assessments that are designed to develop and refine specific skills that you may well need to draw on as a psychologist, whether that is as specific as demonstrating your practical skills in designing applied interventions, or openly argumentative as producing a blog on a current environmental issue! Assessments are also designed to enhance your critical thinking and analysis skills – something that psychologists are well known for.
Careers & Further study
This Psychology degree offers a firm base for students hoping to enter a variety of career pathways including but not limited to public and private sector roles in environmental behaviour change and communication, climate change and sustainability research, education-related, health, mental health or voluntary sector careers.
Possible future career paths for Environmental Psychology graduates may include:
- urban planning
- environmental design
- environmental and climate change research
- research assistant roles;
- human resources management;
- local or central government administration;
- voluntary sector roles;
- a range of employment opportunities in the helping professions.
What Our Students Say
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We will be there to support you, personally and academically, from induction to graduation.
Fees & Finance
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Undergraduate course applicants must apply via UCAS using the relevant UCAS code. For 2023 entry, the application fee is £27, and you can make a maximum of 6 choices. For 2024 entry the application fee is £27.50.
For all applicants, there are full instructions at UCAS to make it as easy as possible for you to fill in your online application, plus help text where appropriate.