The BSc Applied Psychology programme (accredited by the British Psychological Society) explores multiple perspectives to psychological issues, recognising that psychology involves a range of research methods, theories, evidence and applications. You will examine patterns in behaviour, both normal and abnormal, across the lifespan. In your first and second year, there will be opportunities to carry out and participate in empirical studies involving a variety of research methods which will prepare you for your final year dissertation. The course also provides you with a placement opportunity at level five, which allows you to see psychology in practice, and provides valuable work-based, transferable skills.
Year One – Level 4 (Cert HE, Dip HE & BSc) • An Introduction to Research Methods (20 credits; core) • Children’s Mental Health and Development (20 credits; compulsory) • Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology (20 credits; compulsory) • Learning in the Digital Era (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Media Psychology (20 credits; compulsory) • Psychological Approaches and Perspectives (20 credits; compulsory). Year Two – Level 5 (Dip HE & BSc) • Adolescent Mental Health and Development (20 credits; compulsory) • Education in Action: Work placement (20 credits; compulsory) • Individual Differences: Theory and Practice (20 credits; compulsory) • Intermediate Research Methods (20 credits; core) • Social Psychology (20 credits; compulsory) • Sport and Health Psychology (20 credits; compulsory). Year Three – Level 6 (BSc) • Biological and Cognitive Neuroscience (20 credits; compulsory) • Forensic Psychology and the Criminal Mind (20 credits; optional) • Mental Health and Development in Later Life (20 credits; compulsory) • Psychology Empirical Project (40 credits; core) • Psychopathology (20 credits; compulsory) • Skills for Life: Employability and Future Pathways (20 credits; optional).
Essays, exams, portfolios, empirical research reports, presentations, poster presentations, promotional campaigns and briefing reports.
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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|