Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Psychology (with Foundation Year) Glyndwr University, Wrexham Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Glyndŵr University (Prifysgol Glyndŵr)

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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.

*Subject to Validation in 2019. The University reviews its courses on a regular basis to ensure that they reflect the needs of students and employers. To do this we have a schedule for approving new programmes, and updating existing ones. Some are awaiting their turn in the approval cycle and are shown as 'subject to validation'. As soon as the award is validated, details will be amended automatically. For those courses listed as subject to validation, please contact the Admissions Office on 01978 293439 for further information. Once a programme that you have applied for is validated, details will be communicated to you. If you are not happy with the changes made and wish to withdraw your choice, the University will assist you with finding an alternative programme.

You can also choose to study this course as a three year degree (without a foundation year) BSc Psychology UCAS code: C800

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1 (FOUNDATION YEAR)

The foundation year aims to provide you with an introduction to Psychology, whilst also developing your key skills and introducing you to research methods.

MODULES

• Writing and Presenting for Psychology: 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.
• A Mini Project in Psychology: Introduces students to the principles, research areas and ethics in psychology and enables students to develop their research skills through conducting a small scale research project within the class environment. This is an essential module for the personal and professional development of Foundation year students and for future employer requirements as it enable students to gain knowledge and understanding of the well-established principles and research in areas of psychology.
• Introduction to Psychology 1: Provides students with a Foundation–level introduction to the major theoretical approaches and applications in psychology. These approaches include biological, behaviourist, cognitive, psychodynamic, and humanistic. Students will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the different approaches and apply these to a range of research methods through an examination of a range of classic and contemporary studies.
• Introduction to Psychology 2: Introduces students to a range of applied areas of psychology such as Forensic Psychology, Health Psychology, Educational Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Sport Psychology. Students are directed to explore issues in the practical application of psychology within these areas.
• The Skills You Need:
• Contextual Studies:

YEAR 2 (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 of key psychological theories and concepts.
MODULES

• Fundamental Psychology
• Introduction to Research Design
• Essential Psychology
• Introduction to Data Analysis
• Study Skills for Psychology
• Scientific Writing and Communication

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 5)

In your third year, you will continue to develop your research method skills and apply them to different areas of Psychology. During this year you will complete some core modules that will build on the knowledge gained in the second year.

MODULES

• Developmental Psychology
• Intermediate Research Methods
• Advanced Research Design
• Cognitive Psychology
• Individual Differences

YEAR 4 (LEVEL 6)

In your 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.

Assessment method

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.

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)


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code 1C47
Institution code G53
Campus name Wrexham
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

This course is not currently available to those requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points Our general entry requirement for the foundation year is 48 UCAS tariff points but all applications are considered individually and we consider work experience, vocational training/qualifications as well as motivation and potential to succeed.

The programme welcomes applications from anyone who can demonstrate a commitment to the subject and the potential to complete their chosen programme successfully. This can be established by showing appropriate academic achievements or by demonstrating that they possess the knowledge and ability equivalent to the academic qualifications.
A level EEE
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
Access to HE Diploma 48 UCAS Tariff points
Scottish Higher 48 UCAS Tariff points
AS Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 48 UCAS Tariff points
Extended Project Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 48 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 48 UCAS Tariff points
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MP
Scottish Advanced Higher 48 UCAS Tariff points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

Wrexham Glyndwr University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at enquiries@glyndwr.ac.uk for further advice and guidance.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 * Year 1
EU £9,000 * Year 1
England £9,000 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 * Year 1
Scotland £9,000 * Year 1
Wales £9,000 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Glyndwr University, Wrexham
Plas Coch
Mold Road
Wrexham
LL11 2AW


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