West Suffolk College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of East Anglia


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Course summary

This course is designed to introduce students to the key principles, ideas, and techniques within the subject of psychology. In the first year, students will be introduced to core topics such as biological, cognitive, developmental, and social psychology, as well as the fundamentals of conducting research in psychology. In the second year, alongside learning about subjects related to the different divisions of and careers within psychology, students will explore the topics introduced in the previous year in greater depth. In the third year, students will continue to develop subject-specific knowledge, covering topics such as abnormal psychology and individual differences, and apply their understanding of research methods and data analysis as they complete a piece of empirical research. Overall, the course will provide students with a comprehensive grounding in the subject of psychology and the ability to understand and conduct relevant research. As well as subject-specific knowledge, students will also develop general academic and personal skills such as critical thinking, time management, teamwork and presenting to an audience.


The course is at an undergraduate level with sessions being run two days a week. The course will offer a wide range of teaching and learning opportunities throughout all levels. Students will be taught through a series of seminars, tutorials, group-based projects, practical exercises, and lectures. Using a mix of online teaching and resources as well as smaller, face-to-face classes will ensure that the current need for social distancing is possible, as well as futureproofing the teaching within this degree programme. Formative and summative assessment will include coursework, presentations, and a variety of practical exercises. Students will be able to engage using online platforms, as well as having the ability to meet with lecturers and peers in small seminar discussion groups. Feedback will be provided within UEA guidelines on all coursework submissions. Level 4 (Year one) - 6 modules, 20 credits each Introduction to research methods - Core Introduction to biological and cognitive psychology – Non-core Introduction to social and developmental psychology – Non-core Positive psychology – Non-core Psychology in the digital world – Non-core Environmental psychology – Non-core Level 5 (Year two) - 6 modules, 20 credits each Research methods: Design & analysis (Qualitative & Quantitative) - Core Biological and cognitive psychology – Non-core Social and developmental psychology – Non-core Employability & careers in psychology – Non-core Educational psychology – Non-core Forensic psychology – Non-core Level 6 (Year three) - 5 modules Major project – Core (40 credits) Individual differences: Personality & intelligence in the workplace – Non-core (20 credits) Atypical psychology – Non-core (20 credits) Health psychology – Non-core (20 credits) The psychology of marketing and persuasion – Non-core (20 credits)

Assessment method

A variety of assessment methods will be used including essays, literature reviews, case studies, examinations (seen or unseen), group and individual presentations and research reports.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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Non-standard applicants who do not meet the published entry requirements maybe considered on an individual basis and we encourage such applicants to contact [email protected] for further guidance.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8500 Year 1
England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1
Channel Islands £8500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Books and Materials £100
Psychology at West Suffolk College - UCAS