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Fine Art and Psychology BA/BSc (Hons)

Key features of this course:

  • Experience a variety of Fine Art making processes, contexts and media through innovative practice-based research
  • Scientific approach to the study of psychological behaviour, experience and functioning
  • Psychology research active staff providing depth of expertise in areas including counselling, developmental, educational, forensic, health, sport, business, cognitive and social psychology
  • A balance of innovative and traditional assessment methods to support your learning
  • Work with internationally recognised artist-lecturers whose own research interests and networks inform the studio culture in which you will learn and develop
  • Benefit from a vibrant programme of visiting lecturers and MA students from the Royal College of Art and participate in PiLOT, our new student-led platform where students present work alongside visiting artists
  • Excellence in teaching using interactive and engaging methods with academic tutoring to support your personal and professional development as a reflective student
  • Develop a diverse set of skills and leave with a professional portfolio of practice through work placements, collaborations with practising artists
  • Opportunity to study abroad in Europe and North America

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For more information about teaching, learning and assessment on this course, please see the single honours course pages for Fine Art and Psychology.

When you choose to combine Psychology with another subject in a Joint Honours degree will not receive the BPS accreditation as this pathway does not provide full coverage of mandatory BPS curriculum content. However, there is flexibility to switch to Single Honours at the end of the first year if you wish to receive a BPS accredited Psychology degree.


Entry requirements

Indicative entry requirements:

112 UCAS Tariff points

The points above are the new UCAS tariff, which will be used for courses starting from September 2017. See our new UCAS tariff page for more information.

Study options

Full-time or part-time study available

Get in touch

Maureen Gamble
Course Leader, Fine Art
01905 542541

Dr Helen Scott
Course Leader, Psychology
01905 542280

Admissions Office
01905 855111

Course content

Year 1

Core modules:

Visual Enquiry
Studio Practice 1
Introduction to Psychology
Psychological Research Methods 1


Module options:


Year 2

Core modules:

Visual Research
Studio Practice 2


Module options:

Biological & Cognitive Psychology
Social & Developmental Psychology
Psychological Research Methods 2
Individual Differences
Evolution and Human Behaviour
Diversity and Inclusivity in Psychology

Year 3

Core modules:

Exit Portfolio


Module options:

Dissemination of Research
Site and Context 2
Psychology Research Project
Psychology in Practice
Business Psychology
Clinical Psychology
Coaching Psychology
Counselling Psychology
Educational Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Health Psychology
Critical Sociocultural Psychology
Applied Sports Psychology
Positive Psychology



Fine Art graduates from this course have had success in a variety of careers in the arts as well. Increasingly, graduates are undertaking a variety of freelance commissions. Often they progress to setting up their own creative businesses or undertaking postgraduate study at some of the UK's most prestigious institutions.

A degree with Psychology is highly favoured by employers, giving you an excellent advantage in the job market. Previous graduates have gone into roles as diverse as management, human resources, teaching, healthcare or art therapy. During your studies with us you will learn and develop a broad range of transferable skills. An important part of this learning process is the ability to reflect upon your own experiences; an aspect of practice engaged in by all professional psychologists.

We offer an MSc in Psychology following your BSc that would provide you with the Graduate Basis for Chartership with the British Psychological Society (BPS). If as a Joint Honours student you go on to complete the MSc Psychology, the option of entering professional training within a particular pathway in psychology is then opened up to you. See the MSc Psychology webpage for more information.

How to apply

Apply through UCAS

Fine Art and Psychology BA/BSc (Hons) - 7CW2

UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK.

Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.

How to apply

Part-time applications

If you would like to apply to study this course part time, please complete our online application form.

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