Psychology BSc

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Psychology BSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      3 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time/Part Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 13,000

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    Psychology is the scientific study of the way people think, act and behave. It requires an inquisitive, incisive mind as well as empathy and creativity. Psychology graduates today find employment in a wide range of industries and settings, applying their advanced communication, IT, numeracy and analysis skills to almost any profession.

    You’ll study advanced psychological theory and methods. You’ll also gaining vital hands-on experience in a wide range of practical situations, both simulated and clinical. In addition to gaining mentorship from a personal tutor and studying BPS approved modules, you’ll be able to undertake a range of work-based training experiences, including a full year of working placement. In addition, you’ll deliver a final Independent research Project within your field of specialisation.

    It is important to note that this program is accredited by the British Psychological Society. Completing the degree counts as the Graduate Basis for Chartership, which is the basic standard for working as a 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 BSc program is delivered over 3 years at full time. You can also take a year in a professional placement.

    Year 1 Modules:

    • Critical Thinking (Psychology)
    • Interpersonal Psychology
    • Introduction to Psychology
    • Psychology in Action
    • Research Design and Analysis 1

    Year 2 Modules:

    • Developing Self and Society
    • Identities in Psychology
    • Mind, Brain and Development
    • Research Design and Analysis 2

    Year 3 Modules:

    • Advanced Developmental Psychology: Theory and Practice
    • Applied Developmental Psychology
    • Clinical Aspects of Mental Health
    • Cognitive Neuropsychology
    • Constructing Gender in Society
    • Forensic Psychology
    • Health Psychology in Practice
    • Human Sexuality
    • Methods in Neuroscience
    • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
    • Neurophysiology and Brain Imaging
    • Principles of Counselling and Psychotherapy
    • Psychological Perspectives on Political Violence
    • Psychology and Social Justice
    • Psychology in the Community
    • Psychology of Addiction
    • Psychology of Appearance and Embodiment
    • Psychology of Consciousness
    • Psychology of Sport and Exercise
    • Psychology of Work, Business and Organizations
    • Psychology Project
    • Psychopharmocology
    • The Arts and Mental Health

    Learning & Teaching

    Over the course of the BSc degree in Psychology, you’ll learn directly from more than 40 members of academic staff, many of them internationally acclaimed psychologists and specialised researchers. You’ll attend traditional lecture classes, online learning sessions, tutorials and seminars, and engage in extensive laboratory based practical sessions For every hour you spend in class, you should expect to spend 3-4 hours reading, preparing for classes and exams, or conducting individual or group projects.

    Career Possiblities

    Many students of this program go on to a Master’s degree program, though many more go into training for professional practice. Many students eventually end up taking training contracts or job offers from their placement employers. Others have gone on to work for organisations in many different industries, from marketing to manufacturing. No matter what you preferred career path, the Careers Service can give you the skills you will need to succeed.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 3 year BSc degree, or a 4 year degree with a year in placement.

    Applicants must typically have achieved 2 A Levels in any subject. Other qualifications can be accepted – see the list here.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to demonstrate English language fluency by scoring well on an appropriate test.

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