Staffordshire University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Psychology

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Course summary

Why do we think and behave the way we do? Human behavior influences every facet of our everyday life, from the decisions we make, to how we respond to our environment and those around us. Our Psychology degree will help you to apply scientific knowledge of the mind to recognise people's behavior and to understand why they act in the way they do. You'll develop useful and transferable skills in problem solving, communication, critical thinking and evaluation. By the end of the course, you will be equipped with all of the necessary skills and knowledge to design and create your very own investigations and experiments. You will also be encouraged, where possible, to contribute new findings and theory to existing knowledge in your specialist area. There are lots of options to choose from in your final year, so you can follow your particular interests in different areas of psychology. A variety of teaching and learning methods are used to deliver the course and these include case studies, essays, reports, presentations and examinations. The BSc (Hons) Psychology degree is accredited with the British Psychological Society (BPS) meaning that successful completion of this programme (with a minimum of a 2:2 degree) will enable you to claim Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) after graduation, which is the first stage towards becoming a professional psychologist.

Course details

Modules

Level 4: Adventures in Psychology 1, Becoming a Researcher 1, Growing and Changing, Pathways in Psychology, Adventures in Psychology 2, Becoming a Researcher 2, Steps to Success 1. Level 5: Developmental and Biological Psychology Across the Lifespan, Theory and Application of Qualitative Research Methods, Exploring Difference: A Quantitative Approach, Contemporary Issues in Psychology, Steps to Success 2 and 1 optional module (see below) Level 6: Psychology project/dissertation, Society and the Mind, Applying Psychology in the Contemporary World, Personalised Psychology Portfolio, Steps to Success 3 and 1 optional module (see below). Level 5 Options (all 20 credits): People Behaving Badly (What makes people, organisations and systems behave in antisocial and atypical ways?) Psychological Interventions (how psychology can help with problems- families, counselling, health, in the workplace) Psychology Research Assistantship (gain valuable work experience by working with a member of staff on their research projects) Psychology of Social Perception (learn about how we make judgements about ourselves and others) Level 6 Options (all 20 credits): Advanced Quantitative Research Methods (learn how to make the very most of research, using expert techniques) Behavioural Medicine (the relationships between behavioural, physiological and psychosocial processes in well-being) Children and Pictures (children’s representation of pictures and the cultural, cognitive and clinical relevance of their art) Health Psychology (learn what healthy behaviour is and how can psychologists promote and manage that healthy behaviour) Neuropsychological Disorders (some of the neuropsychological problems experienced and how psychology can help) Parapsychology and Anomalous Experience (ghosts, possessions, out of body experiences through the psychologist’s lens). Psychology of Oppression and Empowerment (contemporary socio-political issues including mental health, poverty, gender/sexuality, war, politics)


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C800
Institution code:
S72
Campus name:
Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

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Psychology at Staffordshire University - UCAS