BSc (Hons) Psychology (UK)
A bachelor’s degree in Psychology is the best pathway for individuals interested in any field that requires understanding, predicting and influencing human behavior and thinking. Traditionally a BSc (Hons) in Psychology was considered as a degree taken by individuals who wish to pursue a career a mental health. But with the emergence of new fields such as Child Psychology, Business Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Sports Psychology and Neuroscience, a graduate in psychology is able to select a wide range of professions as their career. BSc degree in Psychology is considered a qualification that empowers the student with the most number of transferable skills.
Students who start their higher education in psychology are able to take up rewarding, satisfying and respected professions such as Psychotherapists, Special Needs Teachers, Clinical Psychologists, Counseling Psychologists, Child Psychologists, Forensic Psychologists, Sports Psychologist, Neuroscientists, Researchers, Coaching Psychologists and many other careers.
BSc (Hons) Psychology offered by CIRP is awarded by University of Northampton UK. This degree is designed to produce globally employable graduates, who could work in a multicultural, international setting and deliver the expectations of employers worldwide.
This program is delivered in two stages. First two years of the program is delivered as a Diploma of Higher Education in Psychology (DHEP) awarded by CIRP. Upon completion of the DHEP, students enter the Final Year awarded by University of Northampton UK. At the end of the program students will receive a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, a 3 years Bachelor of Science honors degree in Psychology which is equal in recognition, credibility and acceptance of a degree in Psychology awarded by any recognized UK university.
BSc (Hons) Psychology Program delivered at CIRP is the most popular and the most demanded Psychology degree program in Sri Lanka, and also it is the leading psychology degree offered by a private university in South Asia. Key features that makes the CIRP program stand out from the rest include:
Comprehensive coverage of international curriculum requirements within first two years
Statistics 1 , Statistics 2, Quantitative Research, Qualitative Research
Only program in Sri Lanka that covers a full module of Psychometric Testing
Students trained on conducting assessments appropriate for their competence
In depth coverage of curriculum with lectures, workshops and tutorials
Range of assessments aimed at employability of students
Recognition & Accreditation of the Qualification
BSc (Hons) Psychology is awarded by University of Northampton. University of Northampton is a fully accredited, public university in UK and is currently given “Gold” rating by the Teaching Excellent Framework (TEF) of the UK government. Gold is the highest rating in TEF. Compared to many private organization rating systems, TEF is considered more reliable, credible and more objective.
University of Northampton is recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC) Sri Lanka an awarding body , therefore the qualifications are recognized by UGC.
First two years of this Program, DHEP is awarded by Colombo Institute of Research & Psychology. This qualification is fully recognized by the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC) of Sri Lanka, therefore a qualification recognized by the government of Sri Lanka.
Assessments are designed to ensure that the students have achieved the required learning outcomes. Students are provided opportunity to take a range of assessments including written examinations, essays and assignments submitted online, individual and group presentations, social media projects, mini research projects, case studies and individual research project (dissertation). These will empower students to face the various different challenges and demands of their work life upon graduation.
First two years (DHEP) assessments are governed by CIRP and the Final year assessments are governed by University of Northampton UK.
Most of the students who complete the first two years will enter the final year of the BSc (Hons) Psychology program delivered at CIRP in Sri Lanka in affiliation with University of Northampton UK.
Some students opt to transfer to different countries and universities around the world. As a result of DHEP curriculum meeting international standards, students are able to get exemptions with almost all the universities they apply to. CIRP has already established transfer pathways to many universities in UK, Australia, Canada , Dubai and many other countries.
In order to support students, CIRP has established it’s international office and you could get more information by contacting them.
|First Two (02) Years (DHEP Modules)||240|
|Introduction to Psychology||15|
|Research Method (Quantitative)||15|
|Research Method (Qualitative)||15|
|Motivation & Emotion||15|
|Human Mind & Language||15|
|Basics of Neuroscience||15|
|Final Year (BSc Final Year Modules)||120|
|Psychology of Mental Health||20|
|Psychology of Health||20|
|Life Span Development||20|
|Number of DHEP Electives||1|
|Introduction to Counseling||15|
|Introduction to Forensic Psychology||15|
|Introduction to Sports Psychology||15|
|Disorders of Childhood||15|
|Principles of Marketing||15|
|Principles of HR||15|
|Dynamic Business Environment||15|
|*Select one of the electives given above|
Educational Qualifications - Standard Entry
Completed A/L (SL / Edexcel / Cambrdige / Recognized examinations body) with a minimum of 2 Passes in any Stream or have completed a Foundation Programme awarded by a recognized College /University
Educational Qualifcations - Special considerations for mature students
A professional qualification with two (02) years work expereince ina relevant field
or follow the Access Diploma to Higher Education at CIRP.
A high level of English Proficiency is required to successfully complete this programme.
English Proficiecny of the students will be assessed in the begining of the programs and students who do not meet the expected standard will be asked to follow the English Language Proficient Program (ELPP) offered by CIRP and obtain the required level of mastery before commencing the program
CIRP Virtual Learning Enviorenment (VLE) facilatates students to enagae in studies from anywhere in the world. CIRP Online Library which holds the largest collection E- textbooks, research papers and journal articles could be accessed through Virtual Learning Environment. You no longer have to borrow print versions, you can read and refer to these resources though your computer or phone.
You can request for a guest tour in the CIRP VLE from a student admissions officer.
If you like printed books you have access to the largest collection of psychology textbooks in Sri Lanka at CIRP Library. You could study at the library or borrow books to study at your convinience.
University Partner Resources
During the final year of the BSc (Hons) psychology program, student will be enrolled with the University of Northampton UK and they will have access to the learning resources of the university.
Academic Writing Centre
A dedicated academic writing center to guide and train students in scientific communication to improve writing, referencing and citations. Students could visit the center by making an appointment and recive one on one support on their academic writing skills.
Internships & Training
CIRP offeres a range of internship, placement and training opportunites to make them globally employable. You are able to enhance your social, PR, leadership, organizing skills by taking part in these programs. You are able to select these opportunities based on your interests and future career ambitions.
Course Fee may vary based on the intake, please contact CIRP for fee and funding information.
For information on Fees and application process please contact
Manager - Student Admissions
Mobile : +97 070 341 8002
Whatspapp : +94 070 431 8001
Direct Line +94 117 221 727
Email : [email protected]
Funding through Banks
Many leading banks in Sri Lanka have collaborated with CIRP to offer various forms of funding options for Sri Lankan students including student loans, credit card installments ect. . You may find out the details of the banks speak to a student adviser to get more information.
CIRP offers a range of scholarships to both Sri Lankan and international students. You may find out the details of the scholarships Here or speak to a student adviser to get more information.
Students are also offered various discounts. You may find out the details of the discounts relevant to the current intake Here or speak to a student adviser to get more information.