Applied Psychology at UCEN Manchester - UCAS

Applied Psychology

UCEN Manchester

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Sheffield Hallam University

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Applied Psychology at UCEN Manchester offers a comprehensive programme that explores multiple theories and practical application. The first two years of study are spent covering the following topics: • History of Psychology • Developmental psychology • Social psychology • Biopsychology • Research methods and Practical investigations • Cognitive psychology • Individual Differences A wide range of transferable skills, for example in personal development planning, time management, report writing, and presentation skills are integrated into the programme at all levels. The study of key psychological themes and practical applications is set within the context of a range of appropriate theoretical underpinnings. The aim of the programme is to provide the key underpinning knowledge of psychology and psychological areas such as the 5 core psychology modules at level 4. These involve lectures, tutorials, seminars and statistical workshops. Students will also study a module of Professional and Academic Development. Students will build to more specialised areas including 4 psychology modules in addition to Research Methods. These involve a mixture of lectures, tutorials, workshops and seminars. In the final year students will have the opportunity to study specialist topics relevant to career progression in various psychological areas. Students will also undertake a substantial, empirical study resulting in a dissertation. The course is ideal for those with a passion for psychology and a desire for a career where psychology underpins the entire job, subject to achievement at Postgraduate study, (including Clinical Psychologists, Educational Psychologist) or key aspects of a career for example, Management and Human resources. The program has been developed in response to student demand.

Course details


There are 120 credits in each level of study. You could expect to a typical course of study to comprise- On level 4 you will study 6 units, each at 20 credits: - Introduction to Biopsychology - Introduction to Cognitive - Introduction to Developmental and Social Psychology - Introduction to Research Methods and Practical Investigations - A history of Psychology - Professional and Academic Development. On level 5 you will study 6 units, each at 20 credits: - Psychology of Crime - Individual Differences - Developmental Psychology - Psychopathology - Contemporary Issues - Practice Based Research On level 6 you will study: - Forensic Psychology - Health Psychology - Organisational Psychology - Psychology and Education - Dissertation.

Assessment method

You will have to complete two or three assessments for each module which will be submitted over four assessment periods throughout the year. Methods will include:

  • Individual report
  • Group presentation
  • Group project
  • Individual presentation
  • Essays
- Exams

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How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeP216
Institution code M10
Campus nameOpenshaw Campus
Campus code7

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

UCEN Manchester is unable to consider international applications due to UKVI regulations.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 80 points

Three GCSE subjects including English Language and Mathematics grades A*-C or level 9-4. A recognised Access programme containing elements of study in relevant subjects or associated areas. Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have previous learning towards a degree-level qualification or relevant industry or life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be invited to interview. Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity will be considered and may be invited to interview.

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Applied Psychology at UCEN Manchester - UCAS