This degree offers a scientific approach to the study of human behaviour, with an emphasis on clinically relevant skills, knowledge and experience giving a broad understanding of psychological theory and research. Why study BSc Psychology with Clinical Psychology at Goldsmiths
- You’ll gain an understanding of how psychology is used in the treatment of a wide range of mental health conditions, learning difficulties and disabilities. This includes learning about psychological approaches to conditions such as dyslexia, eating disorders, anxiety, depression and autism.
- You’ll also be taught about research, conducting experiments and the software you’ll need for a future career in clinical psychology.
- You’ll have access to our fantastic facilities. These include laboratories, an EEG suite for brain research, an infant lab, and a visual perception and attention laboratory.
- Our academics are experts in their fields, and you’ll have the opportunity to get involved in the world-class research taking place in the department.
- We have well-established links with employers and also offer a mentoring scheme. You’ll be paired with a member of academic staff who'll support your psychological thinking and enhance your employability skills.
This degree deals with the broad themes of individual differences, social functioning, biological and evolutionary issues, cognition and development across the lifespan. The modules you take will develop your understanding of psychology’s everyday applications, such as studies of mental health and psychological disorders and the rationale for and use of psychological tests. At each level of the programme, you’ll have some opportunity to learn about the clinical applications of psychological research. You'll have the opportunity to develop your own particular interests by choosing from a wide range of specialist modules, and will carry out a research project on a clinically relevant topic of your choice with guidance and support from a supervisor. This allows you to apply the many skills you have learned throughout the programme to define and address new questions. This modular system allows considerable flexibility of choice in your final year when you can tailor your study according to your particular interests and ultimate aims. The precise list changes year by year (for example, a new member of staff may add a module). Year 1 (credit level 4) - you will take introductory modules covering the main topics within psychology. You will also receive practical training in the principles, methods and techniques of psychological research. The Psychology of the Person Biological and Comparative Approaches to Psychology Information Processing and Cognition Design and Analysis of Psychological Investigations Practical Issues in Psychological Research Extended Essay in Psychology Skills and Employability in Psychology Year 2 (credit level 5) - will provide you with a more in-depth knowledge and understanding of concepts, theories and relating to a broad range of psychological topics from social psychology to developmental psychology. You will also explore statistics and laboratory-based research. Small group teaching activities will give you the opportunity to discuss clinical applications of the core material. Biological Substrates of Behaviour Personality and Individual Differences Social Psychology Developmental Psychology Design and Analysis of Psychological Studies Cognitive Psychology Research Methods in Psychology Year 3 (credit level 6) - you will take the following compulsory modules: Psychopathology Neurodevelopmental Disorders You also complete an individual Research Project (45 credits), which should have a clinical focus. You will also gain experience of oral presentation of your work during the spring term or early in the summer term, to a small group of your peers and your supervisor. The project is a piece of original empirical research, conducted under the supervision of one of the academic members of the Department. Pure theorising, a literature review, or an exact replication study are not acceptable. You also choose five 15 credit modules (two clinically-relevant options and two free-choice options). Examples that could be selected include: Multivariate Statistical Methods in Psychology Applications of Attention Research Anomalistic Psychology Topics in Neuropsychology Psychology and Law Neurodevelopmental Disorders Behavioural Genetics Psychological Approaches to Music The Interpersonal Self Psychology and Education Social-Moral Development Cognitive Neuroscience Social Psychology of Social Problems Magic and the Mind Cross-cultural and Individual Differences in Attention and Awareness Psychology of the Arts, Aesthetics and Attraction Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.
You’ll be assessed by a variety of methods, depending on your module choices. These include coursework, examinations, laboratory reports, group work and research projects.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
120 credits at Level 4 and a 2:1 average in a comparable programme, and meet the standard qualification requirements for entry to Year 1 of the programme
You should normally have at least Grade B/Grade 6 in GCSE (or equivalent) in Mathematics or Statistics, and English.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||With a 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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