Why study Psychology? What makes people behave in certain ways? What are the mental and physical processes that underlie our actions? How do we perceive and understand things? What role does the unconscious mind play in our day-to-day lives? This course provides valuable insight into the nature of human behaviour, and will help you gain the skills that can be applied to a large number of situations, careers and further study. Perception, cognition, emotions, motivation, personality, interpersonal relationships, this course gives you the flexibility to explore a wide range of topics to do with mental processes and social behaviours. You’ll look at current and sometimes controversial issues by examining case studies. How will you learn?
- Taking a hands-on approach you'll be encouraged to think and apply your knowledge, looking at how psychological theories actually apply in the real world.
- We’ll help you broaden your skills and experiences to make you attractive to potential employers in your chosen career.
- You’ll have the opportunity to build your communication skills, assertiveness, ability to work in teams and presentation techniques, all of which are useful in many careers and professions.
- You’ll be able to take advantage of excellent facilities to enhance your studies, including our EEG system which monitors brain activity, our eye tracker, biopsychological testing systems and a specialist polygraph (lie-detector machine).
- This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), so you’ll be able to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership if you graduate with a Lower Second Class Honours or higher.
Year 1 Core modules: Exploring Contemporary Issues in Psychology Introduction to Social Psychology and Personality Child Development Introduction to Cognitive and Biological Psychology Introduction to Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods Year 2 Core modules: Social Psychology and Personality Cognition; Brain and Behaviour Developmental Psychology Psychological Research and Data Analysis Option modules. Choose two from a list which may include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Health Psychology Research Apprenticeship The Psychology of Judgement and Decision Making The Psychology of Victimisation and Survivorship Contemporary Debates in Gender and Sexuality Peer Mentoring for Psychology Psychology and the World of Work Year 3 Core modules: Psychology Final Year Project Option modules. Choose four from a list which may include: Behaviourism and Positive Behaviour Change The Neuroscience of Cognition Psychology of Health and Wellbeing Psychology of Education Investigative Psychology States of Consciousness Exploring Clinical Psychology Alternative Psychologies Social Cognition Personal Relationships Forensic Psychology
Assessment will include coursework, examination and practical reports. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- British Psychological Society
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
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This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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In addition you must have Level 2 Maths or Numeracy or GCSE Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme. You may be eligible to gain accreditation for your prior learning towards this course - (http://www.hud.ac.uk/hhs/apl) If you have alternative qualifications you may wish to contact us for advice before applying. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements. We are willing to consider mature applicants with non-standard entry qualifications. We run a week-long summer course where students who lack the standard qualifications can be assessed on an essay and/or statistical exam, depending upon the degree course applied for. Entry to the summer course is dependent upon the particular experience and qualifications that applicants have. For further information please contact us at the e-mail address above.
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English language requirements
If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. If you have alternative qualifications or do not meet the IELTS requirement we also offer a range of Pre-Sessional English Programmes (http://www.hud.ac.uk/international/enquirer/pre-sessionalenglishprogramme/).
Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
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