If you are fascinated with behaviour and wonder why people do what they do, then our psychology course – which is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) – will be ideal for your questioning mind. As a psychology student at Wrexham Glyndŵr University, you will have access to a diverse range of facilities including our psychometric lab, flight simulator, high-tech sports performance lab, experimental cubicles and simulation lab. On this hands-on, practical degree, you’ll discover the fascinating science behind how people think, act, react and interact. Throughout the course, you will gain a greater understanding of social interaction, individual development and the way in which the brain interprets information that we deal with on a daily basis. The scientific nature of psychology is emphasised throughout the course with specific modules relating to social psychology, developmental psychology, individual differences, cognitive psychology, and psychobiology. You will develop your statistical and research skills through regular laboratory-based practicals and in the final part of the course, you will complete a substantial final project on a topic of your choice. You can also choose to study this course as a foundation year BSc Psychology (four years including foundation year) UCAS code: 1C47 Key Course Features: •Small and friendly department with a research-active academic team. •Fully supportive of student research interests. •Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) – students will also have the opportunity to attend and present at the BPS conference at level 6. •Facilities used on the course include a psychometric lab, teaching laboratories with modern computing facilities, a high tech sports performance lab, experimental cubicles and a simulation lab. •Practical sessions in each module to give hands-on experience of the applicability of theory and/or develop students research skills. We believe that as psychology is about real life, formal lectures should be enhanced by experiential learning. All set lectures in the morning are supplemented by a practical exercise in the afternoon. These practicals relate directly to the theory studied in the morning session and use the excellent and varied resources available at the university.
YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) Over the course of your first year you will develop study and research methods skills that are key to the degree programme, whilst also to learning and developing your understanding about key psychological theories and concepts. MODULES • Fundamental Psychology: This module aims to provide students with an outline of traditional and contemporary psychological theories through the examination of its historical development and key theoretical perspectives. • Introduction to Research Design: This module introduces students to the nature, philosophy and scope of research methods in psychology. It aims to enable students to acquire a basic level of knowledge and understanding of the research process and research methods. As well as providing students with an introduction to statistics and qualitative data analysis. • Essential Psychology: This module builds on the knowledge acquired within Fundamental Psychology; it enables the students to provide an outline of traditional and contemporary psychological theories through the examination of its historical development and key theoretical perspectives. • Introduction to Data Analysis: Within this module, students will further their understanding of the nature and scope of research methods in psychology. This module will build on the students’ knowledge of data collection and analysis within psychology that was introduced within An Introduction to Research Design. • Study Skills for Psychology: This module encourages students to develop the necessary skills for studying psychology at HE level and the study of selected key research. This will include generic and subject-specific skills. • Scientific Writing and Communication: This module builds on the Study Skills for Psychology module. It supports the students to develop their academic writing and presentation skills, whilst consolidating skills such as referencing and learning from feedback. YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5) In your second year you will continue to develop your research method skills and apply them in different areas of Psychology. During this year you will complete some core modules that will build on the knowledge gained in the first year. MODULES • Developmental Psychology • Advanced Research Design • Biological Psychology • Cognitive Psychology • Intermediate Research Methods • Individual Differences YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6) In your third and final year, you will design your own research project with supervision from the Academic team. This year will see you complete the final core module, Social Psychology, and also allow you to choose optional modules to study based on your own preferences and interests. MODULES • Research Project (core) • Social Psychology (core) • Clinical Psychology (optional) • Negotiated Learning (optional) • Forensic Psychology (optional) • Counselling Psychology (optional) • Work Based Learning (optional) The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.
You will be assessed by a combination of coursework (essays, portfolios and practical reports), presentations and examinations. You will be required to do a dissertation as part of your final year assessment. TEACHING AND LEARNING Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available. The degree will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical classes, project work and computer-based exercises (e.g. in research methods and statistics)
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- British Psychological Society
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