BA Philosophy with Applied Psychology


Philosophy with Psychology is an innovative major/ minor programme, that marries two popular subjects which together will explore some of the big questions in life the nature and meaning of humanity in its broadest sense, its rituals, habits, customs thoughts, behaviour and inner workings.

Key Facts

UCAS Code: 4H62
Institution Code: T80
Course Length:
3 years full-time; part-time study available

Tuition Fees for 2018/19:
£9000 (Home/EU students)
£11000 (Overseas students)
Scholarships and Bursaries

Faculty of Humanities and Performing Arts
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The programme combines Psychology with Philosophy in an innovative approach to study. The programme offered presents an exciting combination that explores the full range of human behaviour(s), attitudes and relationships, their internal dynamics within the mind and how those emotions impact upon the wider cultures and communities around them and of which they are part of.

The programme look to explore and analyse a broad sweep of different human activities and the mechanics of those activities (be that faith, ritual, socialisation, spiritualism, violence, love, etc ) both for individuals as well as for different societies and cultures across the world. It will explore the big questions of life: why are we here? Who are we? How do we relate to the environment and the world around us? In total this makes for an innovative blend of cognate subjects that taken together examine and unlock the human condition in a variety of ways, forms and contexts.

The programme offered here are composed of an 80 credit major, which will be Philosophy, combined with a 40 credit minor formed of two modules for Psychology. At level 6 students will complete a 40 credit dissertation on a subject and methodology that combines both Psychology and their choice of Humanities.

  • Political Philosophy
  • The Rational World
  • Philosophy of Social Science
  • Sex and Violence
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Continental Philosophy
  • Applied Ethics
  • Media, Religion and society
  • Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology
  • Comparative and Evolutionary Psychology
  • Media and Consumer Psychology
  • Individual Differences, Personality and Intelligence
  • Criminology and Forensic Psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Small seminar-based classes
  • The teaching teams are friendly and supportive, and is renowned for providing a welcoming, stimulating, and socially enriching environment for the new student.
  • Opportunity for work placement
  • Broad range of options
  • All students have a personal academic tutor
  • Opportunity for independent research project
  • Annual undergraduate conference

Assessment methods for the course draw upon a range of different forms and approaches that include a variety of written formats from essays (ranging from 1500 words up to 3500 words in length), book reviews, literature surveys, short 1000 word analyses, reflective journals, document analysis, projects, data analysis, oral presentations delivered both in a group and individually, and both seen and unseen examinations. In addition to summative assessments the programme also undertakes a range of formative assessments that may include one or more of the following: peer assessed work, group presentations, journals, internet searches, document analysis, and bibliographic exercises.

Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.

Specifically the course offers employment opportunities in the following areas:

  • Social work
  • Voluntary work
  • Environmental agencies
  • Equality and diversity
  • Education and welfare officers
  • Teaching and widening access
  • Civil service
  • Charity work
  • Administration

UK/EU Tuition Fees

Visit our UK/EU Tuition Fees section to find out more.

Overseas Tuition Fees

Visit our Overseas Fees section to find out more.

Bursaries and Scholarships

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships section.

For any students considering studying BA Philosophy with Applied Psychology at UWTSD it is worthwhile attending a Visit Day or Open Day. You can take a tour of the Lampeter campus, meet some students, and question the lecturers to get a comprehensive understanding of the university and its teaching. To find out more about forthcoming dates visit the Open Day and Visit Day pages.