Psychology is a popular subject because it has relevance to so many areas of everyday life. It is of interest to anyone who wants to understand what causes certain elements of human behaviour and how knowledge of that behaviour can be applied. As a psychology student here at Solent you will explore how people act and interact, both as individuals and in groups, while analysing the thoughts and feelings that underlie specific behaviours. The curriculum will see you exploring key areas of psychological study including education; crime; sport and exercise; social behaviours; therapy and counselling. You’ll also carry out intensive study of scientific approaches to psychology. These topics, which include research methods, problem solving and manipulation of data, provide useful tools for careers in healthcare, law enforcement, finance, research and IT. This British Psychology Society accredited degree emphasises the practical application of psychology, with real-world assessments integrated throughout. You’ll also have the option to undertake work-based learning as part of your studies. To reflect the wide range of careers that are open to graduates, the course can be tailored with optional modules that suit your specific ambitions. As you learn, you’ll benefit from access to Solent’s dedicated psychophysiological recording equipment, eye-tracking facilities and psychology labs. The teaching team, made up of academics with extensive industry and research experience, will guide you as apply your newly founded research skills to a range of experiments and projects. This hands-on training eventually leads to a final applied psychology project, acting as the perfect springboard into graduate employment or further study. Psychology at Solent is accredited by the British Psychological Society. Students benefit from access to dedicated computing facilities, specialist software, psychophysiological recording equipment, eye-tracking apparatus and a range of experiment spaces. What does this course lead to? Psychology graduates are well placed for a range of essential roles in mental health support, therapy, counselling, social work, research and criminal justice. Graduates would also be able to continue their studies, moving onto higher level degrees or working towards chartered psychologist status. Who is this course for? Solent’s psychology programme is ideally suited to students from a wide range of academic backgrounds. Candidates should be interested in human behaviour and aspiring to a career where that interest can be put to use. This may be in social work, psychological practise, the justice system or any of the many other relevant sectors.
YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Thinking and Writing Psychologically Beginning as a Researcher Perspectives within Psychology Developing as a Researcher Current Issues in Psychology Psychology and Social Change YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Behaviour and the Brain Individual Differences and Social Psychology Psychological Research Training A Flourishing Life Psychological Research in Action Community Psychology YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Applying Psychology to Professional Practice Applied Psychology Research Project YEAR 3 OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Cognition and Consciousness Conceptualising Psychopathology Quality Stats: An Assortment of Advanced Analytical Methods Behaviour Change Cyberpsychology Animal Behaviour Mindfulness-Based Practice and Approaches Issues in Educational Psychology Critical Psychology Issues in Forensic For specific module information, please visit the course page.
Students will be assessed using a blend of practical assessment (presentations) exams and coursework, with the majority of the final grade being determined by coursework elements.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- British Psychological Society
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
For information about applying to Solent as an International applicant, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/help-for-international-students
• Direct entry to years 2 (Level 5) or 3 (Level 6) We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses. • Level 5 (year 2) entry To directly enter the second year of this course you will need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 120 undergraduate credits at Level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area. • Level 6 (year 3) entry To directly enter the third year of this course you need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 240 undergraduate credits (at Levels 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with 5.5 in each individual component.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||with a minimum of 20 in each individual compoenent.|
Solent University can also accept the following English Language Test: Duolingo English Language Test 115 overall with a minimum of 95 in each component. All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Solent University offers a number of bursaries, grants and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/finance/grants-bursaries-scholarships/bursaries
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