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 :

      £ 22,110

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    Newcastle University’s Psychology BSc degree will see you studying people, the human mind and human behaviour. After ‘getting your feet wet’ with basic theory and knowledge classes, you’ll have the chance to explore developmental, social, personality, abnormal and clinical psychology as well as how psychology interacts with genetics and evolutionary theory.

    Later, you can include elective modules form outside the core psychology curriculum, building specialisms in:

    • Consumer and organisational behaviour
    • Animal behaviour
    • Language acquisition and speech disorders,
    • Hormones and sleep disturbances,
    • Brain structure and function

    …and many more options.

    Lastly, you will have the option of applying to spend either 9 or 1 months in professional or work placement as part of this program. This is highly advisable, as it will give you vital, highly marketable real-world work experience and valuable professional contacts besides.

    Your degree will be accredited by the BPS (British psychological Society), and if you graduate with lower second class honours or better, you will be eligible for a Chartered Membership in that body.

    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 course is delivered over 3 years in three distinct stages.

    Stage 1:

    Your first year will see you studying a set of core modules, including:

    • Cognitive Psychology
    • Developmental and Social Psychology
    • Evolution and Genetics for Psychologists
    • History of Psychology
    • Instinct, Learning and Motivation
    • Personality and Abnormal Psychology
    • Psychological Enquiry 1
    • Research Methods and Skills 1
    • Research Methods and Skills 2
    • Sensation and Perception

    Stage 2:

    Similarly, you’ll take the following modules in year 2, in addition to 40 credits of electives:

    • Biological Psychology: Sex, Drugs, Rhythms and Blues
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Individual Differences
    • Introduction to Professional Skills
    • Methods in Psychology 2A
    • Methods in Psychology 2B
    • Psychological Enquiry 2: Principles of Psychology
    • Social Psychology
    • Statistics for Experimental Psychology

    Placement Year (optional):

    You are highly advised to compete for a placement position. This takes place over 9 or 12 months, and will give you vital professional or career experience.

    Stage 3:

    Stage 3 will have only 2 compulsory modules, one of which represents your final Empirical Project. The remainder of your credits are to be selected form elective modules.

    Learning & Teaching

    Newcastle University uses many different learning and teaching methods. These involve research-led taught classes, early research opportunities, and either a career or professional placement to give you real-world skills and experience. Throughout the degree program you’ll have the support of a personal tutor who will support you both academically and personally.

    Career Possiblities

    Of course this degree program prepares graduates for further academic studies or a position working professionally or commercially in psychology. However, it also gives you the transferrable skills you need to pursue a career with the NHS, the Institute of Neuroscience, the Prison Service or the Northumbria Police, as well as many similar organisations nationwide.

    Entry Credit

    Entry Requirements for UK and EU-nationals

    Newcastle University’s BSc in Psychology requires applicants to have attained 3 A Levels at AAB or better. These must include at least one of Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Statistics, or Mathematics.  

    Entry Requirements for overseas (non-EU) students                         

    International students must be fluent in written and spoken English. This can be demonstrated by an IELTS score of 6.5 or better overall, and with no sub-section scoring less than 6.5.

    International students must also have undergraduate accreditation equivalent to that required for UK and EU students. The exact requirements can be found here.

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