Psychology

University of Huddersfield

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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**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). Part of the reason why our psychology courses scored 93% for learning resources in the National Student Survey 2018
  • 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

Course details

Modules

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 Peer Mentoring for Psychology Research Apprenticeship Year 3 Core modules: Psychology Final Year Project Option modules. Choose four from a list which may include: Psychological Disorders Behaviourism and Positive Behaviour Change Forensic Psychology Profiling and investigating Serious Crime The Neuroscience of Cognition Psychology of Health and Wellbeing Psychology of Education Investigative Psychology States of Consciousness Exploring Clinical Psychology Work and Organisational Psychology Alternative Psychologies Personal Relationships

Assessment method

Assessment will include coursework and examination. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Professional bodies

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

  • British Psychological Society

Unistats information

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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

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeC800
Institution code H60
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 120 points from a combination of level 3 qualifications.
A level BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 120 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications including a Higher Level at grade 6 and Maths and English Language GCSE at grade 4 or above or grade C if awarded under previous GCSE grading scheme (can include IELTS for the English GCSE grade 4 equivalency).

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. 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/pre-sessional-english/ You may be eligible to gain accreditation for your prior learning towards this course - http://www.hud.ac.uk/hhs/ 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.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/howtoapply/entryrequirements/


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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees may rise by RPI-X, which is set by the Government. We anticipate that we will be able to confirm the exact amount of the 2020/21 tuition fees in the Spring of 2020 and will update these web pages accordingly. The University operates a fair fee policy which offers a guarantee about the costs of studying on your course. Please find out what's included in your tuition fee here -https://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/whats-included-tuition-fees/ Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/ If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - http://www.hud.ac.uk/international/tuition-fees/ Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship information

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

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Psychology at University of Huddersfield - UCAS