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BSc (Hons) Psychology


UK Level 6


3 Years


About the Course


Psychology is the scientific study of the human behavior and thinking. Psychologists are actively involved in studying and understanding mental processes, brain functions, social and personal behaviors. The field of psychology is considered a "Hub Science" with strong connections to almost all the fields where human activity is involved.

Gaining a richer and deeper understanding of psychology can help people achieve insights into their own actions as well as a better understanding of other people.

Psychologists are involved in research on perception, cognition, attention, emotion, intelligence, subjective experiences, motivation, brain functioning, and personality. Psychologists' interests extend to interpersonal relationships, psychological resilience, family resilience, and other areas within social psychology. They also consider the unconscious mind. Research psychologists employ empirical methods to infer causal and correlational relationships between psychosocial variables.

While psychological knowledge is often applied to the assessment and treatment of mental health problems, it is also directed towards understanding and solving problems in several spheres of human activity. By many accounts, psychology ultimately aims to benefit society.

Many psychologists are involved in some kind of therapeutic role, practicing psychotherapy in clinical, counseling, or school settings. Other psychologists conduct scientific research on a wide range of topics related to mental processes and behavior. Typically the latter group of psychologists work in academic settings (e.g., universities, medical schools, or hospitals).

Another group of psychologists is employed in industrial and organizational settings. Yet others are involved in work on human development, aging, sports, health, forensic science, education, and the media.

Different fields in Psychology

Clinical Psychology                           Counseling Psychology                  Child Psychology

Educational Psychology                 Health Psychology                           Criminal & Forensic Psychology

Community Psychology                 Consumer Psychology                   Business & Organizational Psychology

Sports Psychology                           Cyber Psychology                            Neuroscience

Social Psychology                             Cognitive Psychology                     Coaching Psychology

Rehabilitation Psychology            Trauma Psychology                         Military Psychology

Political Psychology                         Aviation Psychology                        Experimental Psychology


BSc (Hons) Psychology

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.

This degree is designed to produce globally employable graduates, who could work in a multicultural, international setting and deliver the expectations of employers worldwide.

Program Highlights

1. Comprehensive coverage of international curriculum requirements within first two years

2. Curriculum mapped to match British and Australian Psychology Society requirements  

3. Complete coverage of Statistics and Computerized Data analysis in two separate modules

4. Qualitative & Quantitative research methods covered in two separate modules

5. Only program in Sri Lanka that covers a full module of Psychometric Testing

6. Specialized modules such as Neuroscience and Personality

 7. Program with the most number of Electives in Clinical, Counseling, Child and Forensic Psychology

8. Range of assessments aimed at developing transferable skills

9. Special emphasis on employability in each module

10. Placement module that provides real workplace exposure

Program Structure

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 the partner university in 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.

Program Title                   BSc (Hons) Psychology

Qualification Level           UK RQF Level 6

Credits                             360 UK Credits

Study Options                   On Campus

Delivery                             Onsite

Assessments                     Modular  

Schedule                           Weekdays or Weekends

Duration                            03 Years

Transfer Options              Available


Year 1 – DHEP Level 1 (UK Level 4 & 120 Credits)

1. Introduction to Psychology (15 Credits)

2. Biopsychology (15 Credits)

3. Cognitive Psychology (15 Credits)

4. Developmental Psychology (15 Credits)

5. Social Psychology (15 Credits)

6. Research Methods – Quantitative (15 Credits)

7. Research Methods – Qualitative (15 Credits)

8. Memory (15 Credits)


Year 2 – DHEP Level 2 (UK Level 5 & 120 Credits)

9. Personality (15 Credits)

10. Motivation & Emotion (15 Credits)

11. Statistics 1(15 Credits)

12. Statistics 2 (15 Credits)

13. Human Mind & Language (15 Credits)

14. Psychometrics (15 Credits)

15. Placement (15 Credits)

16. Basics of Neuroscience (15 Credits)

Year 3 – BSc (Hons) Final Year (UK Level 6 & 120 Credits)

1. Professional Skills for Psychology Graduates (20 Credits)

2. Independent Research Project 1 (10 Credits)

3. Independent Research Project 2 (30 Credits)

Electives (Each Student is able to select 3 elective modules)

1. Clinical & Counseling Psychology (20 Credits)

2. Criminal & Forensic Psychology ((20 Credits)

3. Business & Organizational Psychology (20 Credits)

4. Child & Educational Psychology (20 Credits)

5. Sports Psychology (20 Credits)

How is the program delivered?

Program is delivered using modern teaching methods and training techniques that inspires the minds of the students creating enthusiasm, interest and motivation to explore further in to the field. A variety of methods from face to face lectures to case studies, journal discussions, workshops and seminars, small group discussions and group activities are used to create and maintain passion of the students


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 the partner University.

Entry Requirements

Educational Qualifications - Standard Entry


Completed A/L  (SL / Edexcel / Cambridge / Recognized examinations body) with a minimum of 2 Passes in any Stream or have completed a Foundation  Program 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.


Language Requirement


A high level of English Proficiency is required to successfully complete this program.


English Proficiecny of the students will be assessed in the begining of the program 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

Award & Certificate

The Diploma of Higher Education is a qualification awarded by CIRP and is recognized by TVEC Sri Lanka. Certificate is issued by CIRP and you are able to get the certificate attested by TVEC Sri Lanka as a registered qualification when you apply for foreign universities. The final year top up program will be awarded by the partner UK university and is recosgnized by UGC Sri Lanka.


Student Life

CIRP offers and excellent campus life that provides students ample opportunities to enjoy their university life combining academic work with a range of other activities. Most are aimed at providing students the much required recreational time and sufficient time away from classrooms essential for psychological well-being. Working together with the students council, CIRP organizes many activities and events to bring out hidden talents in students, provide confidence, enhance social and interpersonal skills, embrace cultural diversity and have fun in a responsible  way in a safe environment. 

We invite all students to check out student life at CIRP.



Success Stories

Beverly Bastiansz

"Studying psychology gave me the ability to better understand others as well as myself. I really enjoyed learning psychology and relating what I learn to day to day life. Excellent curriculum specially CIRP's emphasis of research made me stand out from the rest when I applied for jobs after completing my degree. I am really happy that I performed well in my studies and managed to win the Gold Medal for Best performance in my batch and the award for Best undergraduate research project for 2022."

Beverly Bastiansz
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