Course Overview

A bachelor’s degree in psychology is a great foundation for careers in areas such as marketing, social work, journalism, human resource management, education, politics, and countless others. This course is also a stepping stone to more specialised training for those who want to work in areas such as child psychology or counselling.

Program Mission

On the course, you’ll study modules that have been designed to engage you in fascinating topics and will enable you to develop a variety of unique skills along the way. Your knowledge will be further developed in your final year, where you’ll choose an area of psychology that interests you the most and then complete your own research project. By the time you graduate, you’ll have the confidence and ability to apply your knowledge of psychology to a range of exciting career paths and further learning opportunities.

Admission/Entry Requirements

We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study. In order to achieve 16 years of education equivalence from Higher Education Commission Pakistan, it is essential to have completed 12 years of local education (Metric/Intermediate) or 8 O-levels and 3 A-levels. In other instances, you will normally need to have the following one of the following:

  • At least 50% in HSSC (intermediate)
  • At least 2 A level passes at C or above
  • At least Merit/Pass/Pass in the BTEC Extended Diploma
  • A completed Access to Higher Education Diploma Equivalent qualifications such as International Baccalaureate
  • Completion of a recognised access programme or equivalent

Non-standard entry is also considered. Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry: Admissions open for semesters commencing in January and September of every year. Ensure you allow adequate time for your application to go through the normal admission procedure of two weeks. Visit your nearest campus in time for securing a place in the programme.


Year 1 – Level 4

Introduction to Studying Psychology Compulsory Introduction to Social and Developmental Psychology Compulsory
Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology Compulsory Introduction to Research Methods I Compulsory
Introduction to Research Methods II Compulsory Key Studies in Psychology Compulsory

Year 2 – Level 5

Quantitative Research Methods Compulsory Qualitative Research Methods Compulsory
Personality and Intelligence Compulsory Social Psychology Compulsory
Brain and Behaviour Compulsory Advanced Topics in Cognitive Psychology Compulsory

Year 3 – Level 6

Research Project Compulsory Contemporary Developmental Psychology Compulsory
Cross-Cultural Psychology Compulsory Occupational Psychology Compulsory
Mental Health and Illness Compulsory


The numerous assessment tools are used to provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a variety of ways. That’s why we choose a range of different methods to keep track of your progress. These include Assignments, Essays, Presentations, Case studies, Portfolios of work, and Exams.

Fees and Funding

Arden University fee will be directly payable to the university on the given deadline, which will be communicated to the student in the Acceptance Letter when the student successfully secures a place in the programme. The fee will be due annually for the duration of the degree. IVY fee will be charged on a semester-wise basis. There will be two semesters in one academic year, starting in January and September of each year. Contact the admissions team at your nearest IVY campus:

We have a limited number of scholarships that we offer to different students on the basis of the categories they fall into. Fee waivers are offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please access the Scholarship Policy and Form for further details.

Career Prospects

This course sets you up with a range of universal skills that will allow you to apply your knowledge in a huge variety of sectors. This means that when you graduate, you’ll have the confidence to make life-changing decisions about which professional career path is best for you to take.With a variety of topics to learn about and a range of different skills to master, you’ll be spoilt for choice for your next career move after graduating. While studying, you will: 

  • Learn how to communicate effectively
  • Comprehend and use data effectively
  • Retrieve and organise information effectively
  • Handle primary source material critically
  • Problem solve and reason scientifically
  • Make critical judgements and evaluations
  • Be sensitive to interpersonal factors
  • Use effective personal planning and project management skills

After successfully completing your BSc psychology degree, you’ll have acquired a range of skills that will be appealing to several industries. Employers know that a successful psychology graduate can write coherent and logical reports, understand statistical forms of evidence and have a good understanding of human behaviour. With that in mind, a few career options for you could include: 

  • Counsellor
  • Life Coach
  • Psychotherapist
  • Support Worker
  • Detective
  • Lecturer
  • Researcher

Further Study

On completing this course, you are well-placed to develop your academic knowledge by pursuing the following:

  • Post-graduate study, for example, Taught Masters courses in Business Administration, Business and Management, Human Resource Management, and Project Management
  • MSc accredited courses in Psychology specific disciplines if you want to continue your journey towards becoming a registered Practitioner Psychologist.
  • PGCE Applied Social Sciences
  • Research degrees

Mode of Study

The programme is taught using face-to-face learning. Students will have access to IVY tools and resources as well as Arden University’s iLearn/VLE to complete their studies/modules. Support will be provided by local and link tutors at IVY and AU.