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Mathematics and Psychology BSc (Hons)

Key features of this course:

  • A sound understanding of both mathematical and psychological principles and their application to issues in the modern world
  • Innovative approaches to learning and teaching that engage with real-world topics assessed through a range of approaches
  • Outstanding access to resources including mathematical software and modern psychology-related equipment, laboratories and IT facilities, including a state of the art mobile eye tracker
  • Friendly and supportive learning approach that helps you develop your mathematical and psychological skills
  • Teaching by experienced, research-informed mathematicians and psychologists
  • Opportunity to apply mathematical knowledge to large data sets in the social sciences e.g. Crime Survey for England and Wales, Household Survey and Census data, and its application to psychological theory

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For more information about teaching, learning and assessment on this course, please see the single honours course pages for Mathematics 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

At least 112 UCAS Tariff points including A level Mathematics

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.

Course fees

The standard annual fee for full-time UK/EU students enrolling in 2017 is £9,250 per year. Part-time fees are generally charged on a pro rata basis.

For more details, please visit our course fees page

Study options

The course is available full and part-time.

Get in touch

Dr Gillian Harrop

Dr Mark Johnston

01905 855111

Course content

Year 1

Core modules:

Psychological Research Methods 1
Mathematical Foundations
Introduction to Applied Mathematical Modelling
Introduction to Probability and Statistics


Module options:

Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Developmental Psychology
Introduction to Counselling Psychology
Introduction to Forensic Psychology
Applying Psychology to the Real World

Year 2

Core modules:

Psychological Research Methods 2
Multivariable Calculus and Linear Algebra


Module options:

Analysis and Further Differential Equations
Further Statistics
Biological & Cognitive Psychology
Social & Developmental Psychology
Individual Differences
Evolution and Human Behaviour
Diversity and Inclusivity in Psychology

Year 3

Core modules:


Module options:

Mathematics Project
Abstract Algebra
Complex Variables
Differential Equations
Advanced Statistical Modelling in Sport
Statistics in Medicine and Health
Multivariate Statistics
Applied Bayesian Statistics
Business Psychology
Clinical Psychology
Coaching Psychology
Counselling Psychology
Educational Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Health Psychology
Positive Psychology

You will learn how to

This course will equip you with both the analytical problem solving skills of the mathematician and a deep understanding of Psychology and its increasing importance in modern society.

You will benefit from the formal and rigorous approach of mathematics alongside core psychological principles.

The study of mathematics will deepen your understanding of a range of psychological subjects including research methodology and statistics, perception, computer simulation of cognitive processes and detailed analysis of eye-tracking studies. 

Teaching approach

The first year mathematics modules start with ‘transition’ material aimed at providing a solid base for your three-year study of the subject.

Similarly, first year psychology modules cover core aspects of the subject including cognitive, biological, development and social psychology, alongside core principles of research methodology and analysis.

Psychology is based on the principle of knowledge in the first year, knowledge and criticality in the second year and the application of knowledge and critical thinking in the third year.

In both subjects there is a gradual move through the three years from fundamental processes to the application of knowledge and understanding to address issues of real importance in modern society.


The study of psychology at the University of Worcester has been designed to develop a range of skills valued by employers including; self-reliance, critical thinking, specialist IT skills, research design and presentation skills, alongside a detailed knowledge of subject material with increasing impact across society.

The combination of mathematics with psychology will equip graduates with even stronger skills in problem solving and data analysis that will serve them very well in their future careers both directly within their chosen subject areas and in the broader range of career opportunities within the private and public sectors.

Graduates could expect to follow careers in the business and financial sectors, accountancy and psychology.

How to apply

Apply through UCAS

Mathematics and Psychology BSc (Hons) GC18

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.

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