Psychology BSc

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Psychology BSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      3 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 14,250

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    A BSc degree Psychology is an excellent first step into a career as a practicing psychologist, a researcher in one of the world’s most fascinating fields or a wide range of commercial or industrial roles which require an understanding of the human mind. These include teaching, health care, social care or working as a human resources professional.

    You’ll learn the basic conceptual framework of psychology early in the program, and then go on to investigate complex psychological questions. In time you’ll learn how to help people with what you learn, and can choose one or more specialties in which to advance. As you do, you’ll have access to the university’s cutting edge psychological laboratories and equipment.

    This program is fully accredited by the BPS (British Psychological Society), and fulfils many of the requirements to become a chartered Psychologist. This is the preferred pathway for anyone who hopes to practice as an occupational psychologist, forensic psychologist or clinical psychologist.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over 3 years at full time. You’ll begin by learning about the concepts and methods psychology in general, and then go on to more detailed, specialist studies. You can even undertake an internship with one of the university’s partner organisations.

    Year 1 Modules Include:
    • Conceptual Issues in Psychology
    • Developing Psychological Knowledge
    • Psychology in Everyday Life
    • Thinking Like a Psychologist

    Year 2 Modules Include:
    • Applied Individual Differences
    • Challenging Injustice: Welfare, Policy and Control
    • Cognitive Psychology
    • Core Themes in Sport and Exercise Psychology
    • Crimes against Humanity
    • Development Across the Lifespan
    • Field Trip
    • Forensic Psychology
    • Gender, Culture and Society
    • Internship
    • Investigating Human Experience Through Technology
    • Psychology in the Classroom
    • Research Design and Analysis
    • Social Cognition and Social Identity
    • The Psychology of Wellbeing

    Year 3 Modules Include:
    • Applied Cognitive Psychology
    • Clinical Psychology
    • Cognitive Neuroscience
    • Counselling Models and Approaches
    • Critical Practice in Psychology
    • Critical Social Psychology
    • Educational and Child Psychology
    • Occupational Psychology
    • Professional Experience
    • Psychology Dissertation
    • Psychology of Gender and Sexuality
    • Working in Forensic Settings

    Learning & Teaching

    The University of Gloucestershire’s BSc in Psychology is delivered chiefly through modules (listed above), but you’ll also have several opportunities to work with outside organisations and to conduct meaningful research with a direct bearing on your intended specialty.

    Your progress will be assessed based on examination grades and coursework. That can include portfolios, blogs, presentations and reports as well as other related tasks. You’ll finish with 360 credits in 3 years.

    Career Possiblities

    This degree is presented by one of the University of Gloucestershire’s most respected schools. As such, few students have difficulty finding a suitable role. In fact, the vast majority of the university’s psychology graduates are employed or enrolled in higher degree programs within 6 months of graduation. Some students take rewarding roles in education, health services, or as occupational, clinical or forensic psychologists. Many others continue on to PhD or research degree programs.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 3 year BSc degree.

    Applicants must typically have earned 120 UCAS Tariff points, or the international equivalent. The full list of accepted qualifications can be found here.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. An excellent IELTS score would qualify, for example.

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