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 :

      £ 13,400

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    A BSc in Business Psychology from the University of Westminster is delivered by course tutors who are themselves experienced researchers in this exciting, rapidly evolving field. Many of the department’s teaching staff have won awards for the quality of education they deliver, and all believe strongly in the importance of research-led teaching in the sciences.

    This course is composed of a mixture of applied and theoretical option modules as well as a ‘core’ curriculum common to all students. That means you’ll be able to select your own specialty and career pathway. You might explore clinical psychology, counselling occupational psychology or even forensic psychology, just to name a few options.

    No matter what your chosen specialty, your studies will cover everything required to meet the British Psychological Society’s Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, setting you well on your way to becoming a Chartered Psychologist and giving you many options as to how to direct your 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. In addition to a ‘core’ curriculum shared by all students of the program, you’ll be able to select from a range of optional modules.

    Year 1 Modules Include:

    • Social Psychology
    • Introduction to Psychological Research Methods
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Cognitive Psychology
    • Biological Psychology

    Year 2 Modules Include:

    • Work Experience in a Psychological Setting
    • Self and Society: Applications from Social and Developmental Psychology
    • Psychological Research at Westminster
    • Individual Differences
    • Data Analysis for Psychology
    • Brain, Mind and Behaviour

    Placement or Study Abroad Year

    A year in professional placement is a great opportunity to learn real world skills.

    A year abroad will give you an international perspective which could be very valuable both professionally and personally.

    Year 3 Modules Include:

    • Understanding Psychological Diversity
    • Psychology of Education
    • Psychology of Counselling and Psychotherapy
    • Project in Psychology
    • Occupational and Work Psychology
    • Health Psychology
    • Forensic Psychology
    • Cognitive Disorders
    • Clinical Psychology

    Learning & Teaching

    The University of Westminster has developed a detailed Learning and Teaching Strategy which was designed to dovetail with their 2020 Strategy. Essentially, their goal is to ensure that every degree program they offer includes a strong focus on the employability of their graduates. Each should turn out highly skilled, effective practitioners and professionals who can apply a global perspective to their specialty and its place in an ever shifting economy.

    Career Possiblities

    As satisfactory completion of this program entitles you to GBC membership in the BPS, you’ll be well on your way to chartered status, and the ability to begin your practice in fields like Sport and exercise Psychology, Occupational Psychology, Health Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Counselling Psychology or Clinical Psychology. Also, this program supports a year in professional placement between years 2 and 3. Taking the option is a huge boost to your employability.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 3 year BSc degree.

    Applicants must typically have earned 3 A Levels at BBB or higher, but other qualifications are also accepted. 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 such as the IELTS.

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