University of East London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Environmental Psychology

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Course summary

Our BSc (Hons) in Environmental Psychology will provide you with the fundamentals of human behaviour within all the core areas of Psychology : 1. Bio-psychology 2. Cognitive Psychology 3. Social Psychology 4. Developmental Psychology 5. Individual Differences 6. Neuropsychology 7. Research methods In addition to these core topics, you will develop specialist knowledge and skills of psychology applied to environmental sustainability. You will learn about the environmental issues that we face today, and what we can contribute as psychologists to encourage pro-environmental behaviour. You will learn how to apply your theoretical and research knowledge to practical problems. This programme is led and hosted by the School of Psychology, and we work in collaboration with the UEL’s centre of excellence - the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) - to deliver some of the material, placement work and co-supervise projects. In joining us at UEL, you will have a unique student experience as well as learning the requisite knowledge-base and skills to contribute to the creation of a sustainable future. Upon graduation, you will be able to progress your career in central and local government focused on research-based policies on a variety of environment-related behaviour issues, climate science and environmental communicators, private sector in the research and design of behavioural interventions, or further study at MSc or PhD level. This course is currently seeking accreditation from the British Psychological Society (BPS) and covers the core content you need to apply for graduate membership.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 1. PY4001 - Thinking like a Psychologist (incorporating Mental Wealth) 2. PY4002 - Introduction to Biological Psychology, Social Psychology and Individual Differences (Personality and Intelligence) 3. PY4003 - Introduction to Cognitive and Developmental Psychology 4. PY4004 - Psychology in Applied Contexts 5. PY4005 - Researching with Small Samples 6. PY4006 – Researching with Large Samples 7. Year 2 1. PY5001 – Individual Differences and Diversity (incorporating Mental Wealth) 2. PY5002 – Psychological Research Methods 3. PY5203 – Topics in Developmental and Cognitive Psychology 4. PY5004 – Applications of Psychobiological and Social Psychology 5. PY5201 – Work-based learning in Psychology 6. New Module: PY5*** Principles and Practices for Environmental Psychology – Core for this pathway Year 3 1. PY6001 – Psychology and Social Engagement (incorporating Mental Wealth) 2. PY6002 – Research Dissertation focused on Environmental Psychology 3. PY6005 - Psychology of Mental Health 4. New Module: PY6*** Psychological Approaches to Environmental Sustainability – core for this pathway 5. Option module from School’s portfolio of option modules

Assessment method

Each year you will spend around 300 hours of timetabled learning and teaching activities. These may be lectures, workshops, seminars and individual and group tutorials. Contact hours may vary depending on each module.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C822
Institution code:
E28
Campus name:
Stratford Campus
Campus code:
S

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements. Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication) Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email [email protected]


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13320 Year 1
International £13320 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

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Environmental Psychology at University of East London - UCAS