501–600 th
World University Rankings 2020
57 th
University Impact Ranking 2019
61 st
Young University Rankings 2012
Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, United Kingdom

Biology and Psychology

At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We’re proud to be ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, in addition to having been ranked No.1 in the National Student Survey 2014-2016. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too.At Keele, studying a combined honours degree will include some modules from both of the single honours degrees. In this case, your programme will be made up of a combination of modules from both Biology and Psychology. This popular combination integrates an understanding of our biology and physiology with the more holistic and behavioural approach of psychology. You will choose from a variety of modules in both subjects, spanning social psychology, cognitive psychology, biological psychology and research methods. You will examine the diversity of life and its evolution from the geological past and exploring the behaviour and physiology of whole organisms. In Psychology, you will study social and developmental psychology, cognitive and biological psychology and research methods. In Biology you learn about the amazing world of organisms – from how they’ve evolved to their relationships with the environment and each other. You’ll consider the complexity of biological processes and mechanisms at molecular, cellular, organismal and ecosystem levels, exploring related philosophical and ethical issues. You’ll sample, record and analyse data in the field and in our excellent labs, and learn how biology can improve the quality and sustainability of life. In your final year you will carry out a research project in each subject under the expert guidance of an academic staff member. Examples include the psychological impact of pain or stress, the effects of sleep duration on recall, the detrimental effects of school bullying, the effects of group housing on learning in rats, the behaviour of thrips larvae or how small mammals can be tracked in the wild. You’ll benefit from a supportive environment as well as fantastic lab facilities and equipment. The psychology modules on this course are accredited by the British Psychological Society, a necessary first step for many professional careers in psychology, such as clinical, counselling, educational, forensic, occupational or sports psychology, and a prerequisite to becoming a Chartered Psychologist. Combining psychology and biology prepares students for these psychology careers as well as becoming a research scientist, an environmental consultant, conservationist, working in quality control areas of the food industry, in the pharmaceutical industry or as a scientific writer.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Sandwich with time abroad
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-26
  • Location
    Main Site,KeeleUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250