Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth

Psychological Studies

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Course summary

Students of psychology are generally interested in people, how they think, act, react and interact and the thoughts, feelings and motivations underlying their behaviour. It could lead you toward many careers, including teaching, research, counselling, HR and social work In the first year, you will study social, developmental and behavioural psychology, and cognitive and biological psychology. You will begin to develop your research skills as you learn how to apply psychology, particularly looking at psychology and crime. In the final year you will dig deeper into the subject, considering how individuals differ, what influences the social development of children, the psychology of health and illness, psychopathology and understanding techniques in counselling. Alongside the academic learning you will acquire broader graduate skills including reflective writing, and you’ll also take on a work placement.


First year modules include Social, Developmental and Behaviourist Psychology; Cognitive and Biological Psychology; Research Methods 1; Developing Graduate Skills; Applying Psychology; and, Psychology and Crime. Second year modules include Research Methods II; Individual Differences; Social Development of Children; Psychopathology; Counselling Studies; and, Psychology of Health and Illness. As the course is aimed at both those who have recently finished education and those who may have been out of an education setting for a while, we have a course aimed at developing the skills needed as a graduate, including reflective writing and a work placement. Modules are assessed by a variety of methods which include coursework, examinations, presentations, seminars and research reports.

Assessment method

Modules are assessed by a variety of methods which include coursework, examinations, presentations, seminars and research reports.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Unistats information

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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

Additional fee information

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Psychological Studies at Petroc - UCAS