Applied Psychology at University Centre Truro and Penwith - UCAS

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Course summary

HND Applied Psychology will give you an insight into areas of both theoretical and applied psychology. You will learn how theory can be applied to the profession as well as developing skills that are transferable to the workplace. This course provides you with a unique opportunity to learn about behaviour and its origins, from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Highly interactive teaching sessions allow for healthy debate and practical activities that enhance the learning experience. Laboratory classes utilise purpose built facilities and let you take an active role in hands-on experiments. Course modules also develop subject-specific, employment-related and generic skills to enhance professional and personal development within the workplace. Assignments include real employer briefs, giving you a working understanding of the theory and how best to put it into practice. the course has been designed to ensure you have a broad range of experiences that may lead to teaching, health, social care or business. To complement the knowledge base we ensure that students develop a range of transferable skills and become reflective practitioners. Real employer briefs are integrated into the set assignments, giving you a working understanding of the theory learned and putting it into practice. Students will be involved in an applied week, whereby a range of activities are undertaken, for example, data collection at the Zoo. No previous qualifications in psychology are required, but an interest in psychology and a commitment to two years of study is essential. There are a range of assessment methods applied with an emphasis on applied assignments. The course appeals to a wide range of students, from those who have completed a traditional route through A levels or vocational courses and others who enter as mature students via Access courses. Progression from the course is typically to the BA (Hons) Human Behavioural Studies 1-year top up degree offered at the University Centre Truro and Penwith.


First Year Research Methods The Great Debate Biological Psychology Information Processing Relationships Personal and Professional Development Second Year Group Project Educational Psychology Mental Health and Wellbeing Data Analysis and Interpretation Business Psychology Criminal Psychology Modules may be subject to change.

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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International applicants

Unfortunately, we are unable to consider international applicants.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements


Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £4112 Year 1
EU £4668 Year 1
England £4112 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4112 Year 1
Scotland £4112 Year 1
Wales £4112 Year 1
Channel Islands £4112 Year 1
International £4668 Year 1

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Applied Psychology at University Centre Truro and Penwith - UCAS