The BSc (Hons) Psychology explores the relationship between the human mind and behaviour. You will study the origin of psychology and how it has evolved over time as an empirical science across the core domains of biological, cognitive, developmental and social psychology. You will learn to integrate ideas and findings from diverse perspectives, applying this knowledge to unravel complex psychological issues to consider the inner workings of the human psyche, decipher patterns of behaviour and how this knowledge helps us to understand contemporary societal issues. You will acquire knowledge of various paradigms, methods, and research techniques and learn to recognise the limitations and appropriate use of these methods. The course instils a strong sense of ethical conduct in research adhering to ethical standards and guidelines. You will be challenged to critically evaluate psychological research and theories using evidence-based and scientific reasoning, to develop your ability to conduct rigorous analysis and a deep appreciation for the empirical nature of psychology. In addition to subject-specific knowledge, you will develop a wide range of transferable skills such as critical thinking, ethical research practices, communication, and problem-solving abilities which are valuable for employment opportunities both within and outside the field of psychology.
- Introduction to Research Methods
- Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology
- Introduction to Social and Developmental Psychology
- Positive Psychology
- Psychology in the Digital World
- Environmental Psychology
A range of assessment methodologies are utilised and designed to enable you to explore your discipline and personal interests. Assessment methods include both formative and summative submissions. Formative assessments are designed to develop your critical thinking and subject skills in a regular and directed manner. The tasks also enable you to develop safely, freely and creatively without the pressure of a formal assessment. You will participate in group discussions, give presentations and jointly explore themes and arguments. Group discussions and debates are aimed at improving your understanding and skills sets rather than the acquisition of knowledge per se and are structured in such a way as to maximise effective participation and engagement. They are normally preceded by a prescribed course of reading and preparatory exercises. These formative assessments will deepen your understanding of the theme or subject and develop communication skills; encourage a critical (but tolerant) self-critical approach to discussions and build self-confidence to think quickly on your feet, to communicate articulately and persuasively with others, and to recognise the value of close collaboration and exchange of ideas. Summative assessments include written assignments in the form of essays and reports; psychological reports, document analysis; individual presentations as well as timed constrained exams both seen and unseen.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Applicants who do not meet the published entry requirements will be considered on an individual basis based upon prior learning and relevant experience.
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
GCSE Maths and English at Level 4 and above.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8500||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8500||Year 1|