BSc (Hons) Psychology

University of Plymouth, UK

Duration - 3 Years (Full time)

Psychology is the field of scientific study that focuses on the mind and the behaviors. Aim of the psychology degree program is to well prepare the undergraduates to collaborate on scientific investigations of human mind and behavior.

You will gain the skills you need to understand and investigate human mind and behavior and make a difference to psychological health and wellbeing in a wide variety of career paths.


  • The programme includes both coursework and research components.
  • Students can gain experience in workplaces outside university through the final year internship training.
  • The lectures will be delivered by lecturers from NSBM as well as by the flying faculty members of the Plymouth University, UK.

Aims of the Program

  • To encourage students to acquire knowledge and understanding of a range of topics in psychology, relevant research methods and their associated techniques of analysis.
  • To prepare the undergraduates to collaborate on scientific investigations of human mind and behaviour.
  • To foster an understanding of how psychological theory and expertise may be applied to selected problems and issues arising in contemporary society, as well as an awareness of the limitations of psychological knowledge.
  • To provide learning experiences and appropriate support which enable students to become rational, independent, effective, and adaptable learners through a variety of settings and experiences including internship opportunities.


Year 1

  • Fundamentals in Psychological Science
  • Science of Learning
  • Debates in Psychology
  • Psychology of Relationships
  • Topics in Psychology
  • Connecting Psychology

Year 2

  • Research Skills in Practice 1
  • Research Skills in Practice 2
  • Individual Differences, Social & Developmental Psychology
  • Cognitive and Biological Psychology
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Applied Psychology

Year 3

  • Current Topics in Psychology 1
  • Current Topics in Psychology 2
  • Advances in Psychology
  • Internship
  • Research Project


Students should have either of the following qualifications

  • Minimum 3 passes in a single attempt for core subjects at one of the following examinations:
  • G.C.E. Advanced Level examination conducted by the Department of Examinations, Sri Lanka.
  • G.C.E Advanced Level examination conducted by Pearson Edexcel, UK (London A/L)
  • International Advanced Level examination conducted by Pearson Edexcel, UK.
  • G.S.E Advanced Level examination conducted by Cambridge International Examinations, UK.
  • Completion of NSBM Foundation programme
  • Completion of any other foreign university-affiliated foundation programme (*Subject to the approval of program director)
  • AND
  • English requirement (IELTS 6.0 or equivalents such as internationally recognised qualifications and/or including NSBM English Language Assessment)

* Candidates with impressive results at a foreign examination held outside Sri Lanka, deemed equivalent to G.C.E. (Advanced Level) Examination of Sri Lanka are eligible to apply for admission to universities in Sri Lanka.

  • Year 1 - 1,200,000 LKR
  • Year 2 - 700,000 LKR
  • Year 3 - 700,000 LKR
  • Registration Fee - 10,000 LKR
  • Library Fee - 5,000 LKR
Three Years (Full Time)
2,600,000 LKR
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