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UCAS code:C800

BSc Psychological and Behavioural Science

Learn why people think, feel and behave the way they do and how this impacts on our society. Study in a university ranked number one in the UK for Psychology.
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Why do people think and behave the way they do in certain situations? What role does our environment have on decision-making? How does an individual’s behaviour affect wider society? These are all questions explored on our BSc Psychological and Behavioural Science.

This programme is unusual in bringing together psychology and behavioural science in one degree and exploring these subjects from both social science and natural science perspectives. As well as developing your core knowledge, you’ll learn how psychological and behavioural science theories can be applied in the real world to address social issues in areas such as health and education.

You’ll learn how to conduct high-quality empirical research, including research design and qualitative approaches such as interviews and focus groups. You’ll also study statistical analysis and interpretation and learn how to present your findings effectively.

LSE was recently ranked number one in the UK for Psychology in the Good University Guide and in the Complete University Guide. Our graduates progress to rewarding and interesting careers in government, NGOs and the private sector – contributing to national and international policy debates.

This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society.

Entry requirements

Here, you can check our entry requirements for GCSEs, A-levels (please read them alongside our information about subject combinations) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. We also consider applications from students with a range of other UK qualifications and from overseas. Please select the overseas button below and choose your country from the dropdown list to find the equivalency to A-levels of your qualification.


We welcome students from all walks of life at LSE. We want to recruit students with the very best academic merit, potential and motivation. So, whatever your background, please do apply. Get all the details on our general entry requirements.

Competition for places at LSE is high. We cannot guarantee you an offer of a place even if you’re predicted or achieve our standard entry requirements.

Our standard offer requirements are intended only as a guide and, in some cases, you’ll be asked for different grades.

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Student stories

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Thanks to LSE’s interdisciplinary curriculum and supportive faculty, I've gained the confidence to tackle real-world challenges.
Alina Tuzova, UK, BSc Psychological and Behavioural Science
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This course represents what higher education in the modern day should look like.
Indira Ray, UK, BSc Psychological and Behavioural Science
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At LSE, each assignment is a chance to make tangible contributions to in real-world contexts, bridging theory with practice and enriching my academic journey with purpose.
Magdalena Kutela, Poland, BSc Psychological and Behavioural Science

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We consider each application carefully, taking into account all the details you’ve included on your UCAS form, such as:

You may also have to provide evidence of your English proficiency, although this is not needed at the application stage. See our English language requirements page.


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You're charged a fee for each year of your programme. Your tuition fee covers registration and examination fees payable to the School, lectures, classes and individual supervision, lectures given at other colleges under intercollegiate arrangements and, under current arrangements, membership of the Students' Union. It doesn't cover living costs or travel or fieldwork.


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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.

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