Hartpury College


Course Overview

Psychology is the scientific study of human behaviour and experience. This course will enable you to gain valuable insights and a detailed understanding of your own and other people’s thoughts, feelings and behaviours. You will discover many things about yourself and others, exploring a wide range of subjects, including social and cognitive psychology and psychopathology (including explanations of mental disorders).

Whether you aspire to work as a teacher or nurse, or to work in a marketing and/or business environment, this A-level will provide you with invaluable knowledge and skills.

Are you interested in how people think and feel, and why they behave the way that they do? Do you want to know how our memory works, and how we can improve our recall of important information? Are you fascinated by how children develop attachments to their parents and other family members, and how this helps (or hinders) their emotional development as adults? If the answer is ‘YES’, then Psychology is for you.

Our students have gone on to some fantastic careers in a wide range of industries and enjoyed some exceptional work placements all over the world, helping them open doors to their dream careers. You can read our students’ stories here

Entry Requirements


General A-level entry requirements: Five GCSEs at grade A*-C, which must include English Language, Mathematics and Science.

To study A-level Psychology you will need: Grade B or above in both GCSE English and Mathematics.

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In Brief


2 Years

Tuition fees

Students under 19 years of age on 31 August 2016: Tuition is free for the duration of your course (full-time courses only).
Educational visits charge: An annual £65 fee is payable for all Further Education students and covers the cost of outside visits, the engagement of special speakers and a contribution to the cost of administration.

When should I apply

We welcome applications for September 2016 entry from October 2015 onwards. You do not have to wait for your GCSE results.   

How to apply

Download the application form. Please note: you can complete this form on your computer and then print it to send back to us - you are unable to save. 

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