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The Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

LSE is the world’s leading university for social science. Human psychology and behaviour are at the heart of social science. Our BSc in Psychological and Behavioural Science will help you to explore this exciting topic. The programme will give you all the skills and training you would expect from a degree at LSE. We are also committed to providing you with the best student experience possible and we fully expect you to experience lots of pleasure alongside huge doses of purpose by studying with us.

Professor Paul Dolan, Head of Department

Welcome to the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science. Here you can meet us virtually and find out more about the Department and your programme. Take your time to browse through the information and follow the links to our Department webpages to really get to know us. A good place to start is to take a look at the FAQs on our Department webpage.

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Watch this video for an introduction to studying BSc Psychological and Behavioural Science at LSE

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Watch our BSc Psychological and Behavioural Science Virtual Open Day video to find out more about the programme, teaching and assessment methods and life in the Department.  

Top three reasons why you should study psychological and behavioural science at LSE

  1. You’ll learn the core approaches to psychological and behavioural science from a world-leading department.
  2. We incorporate cutting-edge research methods and statistical training throughout your studies.
  3. You can join an interdisciplinary environment that builds on LSE’s excellence in the social sciences and relates your learning to real-world policy and practice.

You can find out more about us as a Department on our webpages. As a student you can also get involved in extra activities in addition to your academic studies. Find out more about the LSESU Behavioural and Psychological Science Society (BPS) on the SU webpages.

Our programme: BSc Psychological and Behavioural Science

Psychological and behavioural science examines the different ways that people think and behave, both as individuals and in societal context. Students will learn about core psychological and behavioural science approaches, including cognitive, neuroscientific, social, developmental and individual differences. Students will apply these approaches to a range of real-world contexts, including politics, communication, health and development. The programme also provides scientific training in research methods, including statistical analysis, quantitative methods and qualitative approaches such as interviews and focus groups.

This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society for students starting in 2020. We are awaiting confirmation from the British Psychological Society for the 2021/22 academic year.

For detailed information regarding entry requirements, programme content, preliminary reading and accreditation please visit our BSc Psychological and Behavioural Science programme page and the Department's FAQ page.

Key facts

  • Academic year 2021/22: September 2021 - June 2022
  • Application deadline: 15 January 2021
  • Duration: Three years full-time
  • Applications/offers/intake 2019: 372/109/32
  • Careers: Likely graduate employment sectors for this programme include communications, public policy, management consultancy, international development, charities and NGOs, organisational development and change, behavioural insights research, teaching, mass media, marketing and finance.

Entry requirements

Here we list our entry requirements in terms of A-levels and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. We also accept a wide range of other qualifications from the UK and from overseas, so if you are not studying these qualifications please follow the relevant link. For our GCSE requirements please see the BSc Psychological and Behavioural Science programme page.

Please also note that LSE has subject preferences and some programmes may have specific requirements in terms of subjects you are required to take. Please see the programme page for this information.

UCAS code: C800
A-levels: A*AA, including at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Psychology
IB Diploma: 38 points overall, including 766 at higher level, including at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Psychology at higher level

*The data was collected through an annual Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, aggregated over five years (2011-2016). The survey was completed by graduates approximately six months after their graduation ceremony. The median salary is calculated for those whose main activity is working full-time and includes those working outside the UK.

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