FAQs

At every stage of your degree, you may have inquiries where you would find answers for them below:

Why should I study Psychology?

There are several great reasons to study psychology, for example:
  • To develop a greater understanding of yourself and others
  • To become a better communicator
  • To develop analytical, research, and critical thinking skills
  • To prepare yourself for a career as a psychologist
 

Why would I choose the Department of Basic and Applied Psychology at the BUE over other institutions?


The Department of Basic and Applied Psychology at the BUE has an outstanding programme that allows students to benefit from our nationally and internationally recognised scholars, and which follows British education philosophy and offers graduates two degrees, one validated from Egypt, and one from the UK. This programme is also the only one in Egypt to offer an internship component with its degree in order to better prepare students for their future careers.   

How many students are admitted each year to the Department of Basic and Applied Psychology?

The number of students accepted depends on the quality of the applicants, but the maximum number of students that can be admitted is 100.  

Where do I go if I need further help?

The admin office 

Where are the offices of my module leaders?

Please check the profile of your module leader, and you will find his/her office number and exact location.

How many years does it take to complete any given specialism at the Department?

It takes you 4 years to complete your degree.  

Can I fail the Preparatory year and still go on to the degree?

No. If you fail the Preparatory year, you must repeat the year. If you fail it a second time, you have to leave the University.

Will my degree be accepted inside and outside Egypt?

All degrees at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities are subject to validation by London South Bank University, the BUE’s partner University in the UK.

How many modules do I have to study?

Each semester you will study six modules, with a total of 60 credits per semester. Each module is worth either 10 or 20 credits.

Can I apply for a Master’s degree anywhere if I get my BUE degree?

Definitely. Once the Faculty is fully validated by a UK University, you graduate with two degree certificates – one from the BUE and one from the UK University.  The UK certificate is accepted throughout the world. 

Will I be taught by British staff at the Department of Basic and Applied Psychology?

The degree is taught by staff from Egypt, Britain and other countries. All staff are fully acquainted with the UK system of higher education. 

If I have problems during my studies what help is available to me?

Every student is allocated a personal tutor who they can talk to about any issues. He/She will try to solve any problems that you face in relation to your studies. 

Is there a lot of coursework and exams that I have to do?

The number of assessments for 10 and 20 credit modules are in the range of 3 to 4 assessments per module. 

What kind of job could I get with my degree?

There are many career fields available for our department’s graduates. To name just a few examples:
  1. Teaching, publishing and research
  2. Clinical interventions in clinics and hospitals
  3. School Interventions  
  4. Consultation and organisational interventions
  5. Armed forces  
  6. Police forces  
  7. Intelligence
  8. Forensic psychology  
  9. Family court 

What types of courses are offered by the Department?


The department offers a variety of courses, including but not limited to:
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Developmental Psycholog
  • Cognitive Psycholog
  • Theories of Personality
  • Psychological Testing
  • Organizational Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology   

Are the Students going to get a validated Degree?


The University offers the students the opportunity of having two certificates- one from BUE validated by the Egyptian Supreme Council, and the second is from London South Bank University.     

What is the Impaired Performance, and when should I use it?

The Impaired Performance form is very important in emergency situations. Students should fill the Impaired Performance form if they were sick, if someone died, if they missed an assessment or if they had an accident which affected their performance during the semester. Then, a committee will take place to decide whether the assessment they missed is going to be re-done or will be considered as 2nd attempt.      

Are there available scholarships for undergraduate students, and what are the required scores to obtain these scholarships?

Students are instructed to contact the Student Admission to ask about the necessary information because they are the specialised committee in these matters.