Psychology BSc

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Psychology BSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Start Date:

      01 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,000 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 12,600

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    A BSc in Medical science from the University of South Wales is designed to give future doctors a slid understanding of the life sciences as well as the general scientific knowledge they’ll need to forge a career in evidence-based medicine or any of the other specialities of the medical sciences.

    You’ll study a wide range of topics, from human physiology and dissection to biological anthropology, tropical medicine and of course clinical practice. You’ll be able to select optional modules in order to specialise your learning in one or more areas, and to better prepare you for the rigours of whichever area of healthcare or the medical sciences your chosen career requires.

    This course is essentially a pre-med program. Ten places are reserved at Cardiff University’s A101 Medicine Program for USW Medical Science graduates, and of course you’ll have the option of applying to medical schools all over the country or the world upon graduation.  

    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 program is typically delivered over four years at full time, including the integrated foundation year. It can be taken without the foundation year, if your qualifications are high enough. The main course content consists of 3 years at full time but can be taken over up to 6 years at part time.

    Foundation Year Modules Include:

    • Childhood Studies
    • Investigative Project
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
    • Statistics and Mathematics
    • Study Skills

    Year 1 Modules Include:

    • Biological and Cognitive Psychology
    • Investigating Methods and Evidence in Psychology
    • Psychological Development in the Social World
    • Thinking Psychologically

    Year 2 Modules Include:

    • Advanced Methods and Evidence in Psychology
    • Current Research in Biological and Cognitive Psychology
    • Developmental and Social Perspectives on Identity
    • Finding Things Out: Approaches to Psychological Investigation
    • Professional Practice and Employability

    Year 3 Modules Include:

    • Applications of Social Psychology
    • Cognitive Neuropsychology and Neuroscience
    • Forensic Psychology
    • Health Psychology Across the Lifespan
    • Psychological Disorders and Therapeutic Interventions
    • The Psychology of Education and Work

    Learning & Teaching

    This degree program includes a foundation year which is designed to prepare students for the rigorous pursuit a BSc degree in Psychology. The study skills module will be very helpful in establishing the academic standards of the later program.

    The University of South Wales delivers its degree programs through a mixture of different teaching methods. These will include a great deal of self-directed reading and study, e-learning assets, practical skills workshops, interactive tutorials and large scale lectures.

    Career Possiblities

    The University of South Wales offers an in-depth exploration of psychology and the many careers available in the field. If your goal is to become a practicing psychologist, you’ll need to pursue a Master’s level program or specific professional certification after graduation. Otherwise, you’ll be qualified to take on a wide range of roles I police work, marketing, journalism, business, teaching, social work, human resource management or nearly anything else you can imagine.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a full BSc degree.

    Students must typically have been awarded 2 A Levels at EE or better to apply. 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 IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no section scoring less than 5.5 would qualify, for example.

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