Course Overview Half of your course will be practical, focusing on research techniques, qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods, data handling and analysis skills, laboratory reports and communication skills. You’ll learn from industry-expert tutors through lectures, seminars, and field trips. You’ll be encouraged to engage in career-enhancing voluntary work, giving you hands-on experience. Flexible module choices mean you can carve out your degree to suit your interests. You will be eligible to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). The skills, knowledge and understanding you gain from the course will help you access a range of rewarding professions within psychology. You will be in the ideal position for a career in clinical, forensic or educational psychology, health education and promotion, counselling, social work, teaching, organisational behaviour, human resources, and prison or probation work. On this course you will:
- Explore and apply psychological literature to current issues, contexts and experiences.
- Be taught and given high-quality support and guidance by our lecturing team, who are active in research and practices.
- Learn valuable transferrable skills in research, which are highly sought after by employers.
- Have the opportunity to choose topics and areas that you want to learn more about to tailor your learning experience.
- Be able to shape your degree experience to your interests and career goals, allowing us to help you to reach your ideal future career.
- The contextualised bio-psychosocial nature of human development and experience
- Ethical decision making and professional values
- Gathering and analysing evidence using robust, population relevant and ethical research techniques
- The pivotal role of academic, professional and graduate skills
- Experiential problem-based learning
- Guest speaker sessions
- Liaising with professional bodies
- Staff-student research participation projects
- Evening seminars
- Psychology film clubs
- Field trips
Year one - Compulsory modules: Psychology in Action, Introduction to Psychological Research Methods, Introduction to Data Analysis, Perspectives in Psychology, Professional and Academic Skills, Experimental Design. Year two - Compulsory modules: Research Methods and Statistics, Development, Brain and Cognition, Advanced Research Design, Social and Community Psychology. Optional modules (subject to availability and demand): Animal Behaviour, Contemporary Issues in Human Development, Social Cognition, Independent Study, Cross Cultural Psychology. Year three - Compulsory modules: Critical Psychology, Individual Differences: Abilities, Personalities and Measuring Differences, Dissertation. Optional modules (subject to availability and demand): Independent Study, Psychology of Violent Behaviour, Understanding Memory Disorders, Applied Zoology, Preparing for a Career in Research and Teaching, Applied Zoology Qualificatory Unit.
How to apply
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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- Carlisle - Fusehill Street
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|