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

    • Start Date:

      01 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 12,500

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    The BSc degree in Psychology offered by the University of West London is a great way to find out more about how and what people behave, think and feel the way they do. The program is fully accredited by the BPS – the British Psychological Society – and makes a great stepping-off point for a career as a practicing psychologist, either in a clinical, social or research context.

    This is a very well-respected program. The Complete University Guide for 2018 ranked West London as the #2 Psychology course in London for student satisfaction, and the Guardian University Guide for 2019 lists them as the #2 Psychology course in London overall.

    In addition to the core modules common to almost all psychology programs at the undergraduate level, you’ll have the option of taking a wide range of elective modules. These will let you explore specialties which patch your personal interests an will better prepare you for your chosen career.

    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.

    Year 1 Modules Include:

    • Behaviour and Mind
    • Growing Up
    • History of Psychology
    • Psychology in the Real World
    • Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology
    • Quantitative Research Methods in Psychology
    • Think Psychology

    In addition, you’ll be able to select one of the following optional modules:

    • Addictive Behaviours
    • Criminal Minds
    • Understanding Mental Health

    Year 2 Modules Include:

    • Biological and Atypical Psychology
    • Cognition in Action
    • Further Research Methods
    • Individual Differences
    • Lifespan Development
    • Social Psychology

    Year 3 Modules Include:

    • Experiencing Psychology in Practice
    • Dissertation

    In addition, you’ll be able to select four of the following electives. These should reflect your intended career path, as well as inform your dissertation work:

    • Violent Relationships
    • Psychology of Mental Health
    • Occupational Psychology
    • Neuropsychology and the Broken Brain
    • Introduction to Theories of Counselling
    • Health Psychology
    • Gender Psychology
    • Forensic Psychology
    • Double Dissertation (If selected, this takes the place of the Dissertation module plus one your four optional modules)

    Learning & Teaching

    The University of West London’s Psychology degree program is delivered through a range of ‘core’ and ‘optional’ modules. The majority of the modules include a mix of practical skills workshops, interactive tutorials, small seminars and large, formal lecture classes. The exception is the Experiential Learning section, where you will engage in experimentation with application to the real world. This could involve market research, drug support schemes or support for the victims of crimes.

    Career Possiblities

    Psychology is a very broad discipline, and it is of use in a wide range of industries and in both the private and public sectors. Recent graduates have founded careers in social or welfare organisations, mental health settings, management, marketing, advertising, finance, education or the charitable sector. This program is also a good way to move towards Chartered Membership in the BPS and the potential for a clinical practice.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 3 year BSc degree.

    Applicants must typically have earned 112-120 UCAS Tariff points or the international equivalent. The full list of 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 such as the IELTS.

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