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Psychology

Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Teesside University

Course summary

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Summary: Psychology studies human thoughts, feelings, motivations and behaviour from a range of perspectives using empirical methods. You consider the neurological and cognitive mechanisms that underlie actions and internal mental processes, as well as the social and developmental factors that influence human behaviour. Course details: You study how psychology can be applied to a range of settings and topics to inform our understanding of complex issues such as living with mental health conditions, improving education practices, apprehending offenders, improving workplace satisfaction and enhancing athletic performance. Our staff work in clinical practices and provide expertise for organisations including the NHS, the criminal justice system, local charities and businesses – so you are taught topical issues by experts in the field. Your enhanced understanding of interpersonal behaviour and communication leaves you ideally placed for a career in sales, marketing or education. Our emphasis on rigorous research training means you develop excellent research design and analytic skills, prized in professions from accounting to personnel. With British Psychological Society accreditation, you are well placed for further study to become a registered psychologist. After the course: Although this is an academic course rather than a professional training course, on successful completion, with a 2.2 or above, you will be eligible to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) status with the British Psychological Society (www.bps.org.uk). The skills and knowledge developed on this course are particularly suited to postgraduate training to become a Chartered Psychologist in any area of psychology. You can also enter a broad range of careers including health and social welfare, the probation service, the prison service, the police, voluntary organisations and the public sector as well as more business related roles. All programmes are designed to incorporate employability skills development alongside your degree course. Our staff utilise their extensive connections to provide many and varied opportunities to engage with potential employers through fairs, guest lecture sessions, live projects and site visits. In addition we offer a series of workshops and events in the first, second and third year that ensure all students are equipped with both degree level subject knowledge PLUS the practical skills that employers are looking for in new graduate recruits. Our award winning careers service works with regional and national employers to advertise graduate positions, in addition to providing post-graduation support for all Teesside University alumni.

Course details

Modules

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Assessment method

Teaching is delivered using a range of lectures, seminars and laboratory classes. We emphasise study skills so you learn how to use all our extensive facilities such as electronic journals, virtual learning environments and computer programs. You also have access to our computer suites and specialist laboratories where you develop practical skills in the investigation of human behaviour. Our varied assessments develop the skills most valued by employers. They include essays, exams, group and individual presentations, poster presentations, portfolios and a dissertation. There is even opportunity to write a psychological expert witness report.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Psychological Society

Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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Employment after 6 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeC800
Institution code T20
Campus nameTeesside University
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 88 - 112 points
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject area.

88-112 tariff points from at least two A levels or equivalent. GCSE English Language and maths at grade C or above (grade 4 or above for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onward) or equivalent.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Find out more about fees and funding if you are from the UK/EU here: tees.ac.uk/fees, or if you are an international student here: tees.ac.uk/international/fees. If you live in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man contact your education office: gov.uk/student-finance.
Psychology at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS