Our BSc Psychology degree will give you a chance to learn a broad spectrum of contemporary psychological research and application, giving you the chance to find and explore the areas in psychology that you are most passionate about. The course also allows you to tailor your learning to your interests and by the end of the course, you will be equipped with all the necessary skills and knowledge to design and create your very own investigations and experiments, as well as an ability to recognise and apply psychological theory and research to the world around you. During the course you will learn about the many fascinating career options following a degree in psychology. You will explore professional psychology pathways such as clinical, forensic and health psychology as well as learn how you can apply your psychological knowledge to a range of different fields. Your placement year will give you a fantastic opportunity to develop and implement psychology specific transferable skills whilst getting experience in a professional working environment. You will get support in finding a suitable placement in an area that interests you, previous students have had placements in charities, as psychology support workers or education settings. You'll develop useful and transferable skills in problem solving, communication, critical thinking and evaluation. By the end of the course, you will be equipped with all of the necessary skills and knowledge to design and create your very own investigations and experiments. You will also be encouraged, where possible, to contribute new findings and theory to existing knowledge in your specialist area. There are lots of options to choose from in your final year, so you can follow your particular interests in different areas of psychology. A variety of teaching and learning methods are used to deliver the course and these include case studies, essays, reports, presentations and examinations. We have a long history (25+ years) of running British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited courses. We have recently refreshed and improved our courses and as a result of this we are currently awaiting the accreditation of our new courses being delivered from September 2022.
Level 4: Adventures in Psychology 1, Becoming a Researcher 1, Growing and Changing, Pathways in Psychology, Adventures in Psychology 2, Becoming a Researcher 2, Steps to Success 1. Level 5: Developmental and Biological Psychology Across the Lifespan, Theory and Application of Qualitative Research Methods, Exploring Difference: A Quantitative Approach, Contemporary Issues in Psychology, Steps to Success 2 and 1 optional module (see below) Level 6: Psychology project/dissertation, Society and the Mind, Applying Psychology in the Contemporary World, Personalised Psychology Portfolio, Steps to Success 3 and 1 optional module (see below). Level 5 Options (all 20 credits): People Behaving Badly (What makes people, organisations and systems behave in antisocial and atypical ways?) Psychological Interventions (how psychology can help with problems- families, counselling, health, in the workplace) Psychology Research Assistantship (gain valuable work experience by working with a member of staff on their research projects) Psychology of Social Perception (learn about how we make judgements about ourselves and others) Level 6 Options (all 20 credits): Advanced Quantitative Research Methods (learn how to make the very most of research, using expert techniques) Behavioural Medicine (the relationships between behavioural, physiological and psychosocial processes in well-being) Children and Pictures (children’s representation of pictures and the cultural, cognitive and clinical relevance of their art) Health Psychology (learn what healthy behaviour is and how can psychologists promote and manage that healthy behaviour) Neuropsychological Disorders (some of the neuropsychological problems experienced and how psychology can help) Parapsychology and Anomalous Experience (ghosts, possessions, out of body experiences through the psychologist’s lens). Psychology of Oppression and Empowerment (contemporary socio-political issues including mental health, poverty, gender/sexuality, war, politics)
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
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|