BSc (Hons) Psychology

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Awards

BSc (Hons)

Code

C801-D

Mode of attendance

Full-time

Duration

3 years

Overview

Studying  on  the  course  will  give  you  a  strong  foundation  in  understanding  the  science  of psychology. You will learn about the theories and concepts of psychology that apply to a wide range of human behavior including language acquisition, learning, personality, relationships and gain an understanding of the philosophical, historical and social issues that have influenced the study and practice of psychology.

You will have the opportunity to learn about the practical relevance of psychology across the broad spectrum of human activity including abnormal psychology, mental health, criminal behavior, the psychology of cyberspace, therapeutic practices and group and individual behavior. You will learn the methods of psychological research, for example collecting and analyzing data and you will also be taught key skills such as accessing and evaluating information and effective communication skills.

The course includes an opportunity to carry out a work placement module in an approved setting and, in your second year, you may complete a period of study in the United States of America or Europe.

Throughout the course you will devise, implement and write up research projects that focus on psychological phenomena.

Entry requirements

For January 2017 entry, 280 UCAS points from at least three A2-levels (or equivalent) in any subjects. You should also fulfil the additional entry requirements below (where appropriate).

From September 2017, 112 UCAS points from at least two A2-levels (or equivalent) in any subjects.

You must also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English and mathematics.

If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent).

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course you may wish to consider one of the following courses: BSc (Hons) Psychology with Foundation or Access to HE Diploma (Social Sciences).

Course Content
PSC4001 Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
PSC4003 Cognitive and Biopsychological Perspectives
PSC4004 Exploring Psychology I
PSC4005 Exploring Psychology II
PSC4008 Applied Psychology
PSC5007 Research Methods in Psychology
PSC5008 Occupational Psychology
PSC5003 Personality and Developmental Psychology
PSC5004 Cognitive Psychology
PSC5005 Biopsychology
PSC5006 Social and Critical Psychology
PSC6001 The Honours Project
PSC6020 Applied Experience
PSC6006 Abnormal Psychology
PSC6007 Children’s Learning and Development
PSC6008 Psychology of Loss and Trauma
PSC6011 The Therapeutic Process
PSC6019 Social Neuroscience
PSC6018 Cyber Psychology and New Media
PSC6013 Evolutionary Psychology
PSC6022 Psychological Assessment
PSC4009 Understanding the Person