MSci Psychology with Innovation (C804)

2016 entry

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UCAS code C804
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course

About MSci Psychology with Innovation

The innovators of the 21st Century will bring together arts, science, engineering, humanities and enterprise to deliver innovative products, services and ways of living. They will be team-players with a breadth enabling them to work across specialisms and cultures.

This course combines in-depth subject specialism in psychology with interdisciplinary breadth, creative teamwork and entrepreneurial skills. You will study psychology to gain a solid discipline strength while alongside this, apply your subject knowledge to innovate and translate your ideas into plans for digital and creative enterprises, both social and commercial.

The course will equip you to use the critical, theoretical and practical skills central to psychology, allowing you to develop your knowledge and skills across a range of areas as you proceed through the course. 

You will come together with students from other innovation disciplines such as computer science and history to learn and apply design and systems thinking to digital and creative ideas and put this into practice working in transdisciplinary teams, ultimately creating new ventures together.

More about Innovation

Find out more about studying Innovation and Psychology at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Course structure

First year

  • Foundations of Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychological Experiments and Statistics
  • Design and Systems Thinking for Innovation
  • Transdisciplinary Group Project I: Being Human

Second year

  • Social Psychology and Individual Differences
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology and Language
  • Biological Psychology
  • Past, Present and Futures
  • Transdisciplinary Group Project II: Solving someone else's problem
  • Open units up to a maximum of 20CP

Third year

  • Psychological Experiments and Statistics
  • Advanced Psychological Experiments and Statistics
  • One of the following (subject to change):
    • Neuropsychiatry 
    • Nutrition and Behaviour
    • Developmental Disorders of Communication
    • Psychology of Language
    • Clinical Psychology
    • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Enterprise Case
  • Transdisciplinary Group Project III: Doing something completely new

Fourth year

  • Research Project 
  • In the Wild
  • New Venture Creation
  • Transdisciplinary Group Project IV: Building a demonstrator

Further details about the course structure for Psychology with Innovation

Typical offer for MSci Psychology with Innovation

(including international A-levels)
A*AA at least one Science subject (may include Psychology or Geography)
(including international A-levels)
(contextual offer)
AAA at least one Science subject (may include Psychology or Geography)
IB Diploma 38 Including 18 points at Higher Level with 6 in a science subject at Higher Level (may include Psychology or Geography)
IB Diploma
(contextual offer)
36 Including 18 points at Higher Level with 6 in a science subject at Higher Level (may include Psychology or Geography)
Cambridge Pre-URequirements for Principal Subjects are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
AccessPass Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits at Distinction, including 12 credits in science and 15 credits at Merit, including Level 3 Mathematics or GCSE Mathematics at grade B
BTEC D*DD in Science plus grade A in A-level Mathematics or a lab-based science. Other pathways may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
SQASH: AAAAA and AH: AA in two science subjects
Welsh BaccRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
EB88% overall with 8.5 in at least one science subject (may include Psychology or Geography)
International qualificationsQualifications, scholarships and local information sources for your country
English language requirements Profile C
Further information about English language requirements
Subjects required at GCSE or equivalent:Mathematics and English at grade B

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Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1639

Fees and funding

For information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit fees and funding.


This course is recognised by the following organisations:

British Psychological Society (BPS) Accredited against the requirements for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

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