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 :

      £ 13,300

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    Psychology is a fascinating and extremely wide ranging field. Anyone who is fascinated by human behaviour, has an urge to explore how and why people act, think and respond the way they do, and understands the necessity of applying a precise, rigorous scientific process is a good candidate for a degree – and an exciting career – in Psychology.

    The University of Winchester’s Psychology BSc degree program is designed around a supportive academic environment. Not only will you be assigned a personal tutor to assist you throughout the program, you’ll have a great deal of one-to-one contact and supervision when it comes to delivering your final year Extended Project.

    In addition to what you learn in the classroom, you’ll gain highly marketable laboratory and experimental design skills working in the university’s modern, fully equipped psychology labs, assisting top researchers in potentially world-changing work. Of course, you’ll have the same space and support at your disposal when you do your own work.

    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, or up to six years if taken at part time.  

    As you progress through the modules of this course, you’ll come to understand the latest thinking on all aspects of human experience, behaviour and motivation. You’ll learn to explore these aspects of the mind through different perspectives, including the biological, cognitive, social and developmental approaches.

    You’ll be able to choose a specialty for yourself by selecting from optional modules in later years of the program and by selecting a research topic for your final project.

    Year 1 Modules Include:

    • Applied Psychological Skills for Career Development
    • Introduction to Psychological Disorders
    • Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics
    • Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics
    • Perspectives in Psychology
    • Psychology in Contemporary Society

    Year 2 Modules Include:

    • Brain, Behaviour and Cognition
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods
    • Society and Communication

    Year 3 Modules Include:

    • Research Project: Empirical
    • Optional Modules – Various

    Learning & Teaching

    You’ll be taught via large lectures and smaller, more interactive seminars where you’ll be encouraged to discuss what you’ve learned in lecture within a group of your peers. Your workload in year one will feature around 240 hours of teaching, learning and assessment, as well as approximately 960 hours of independent learning. Year 2 works out to approximately 240 hours of teaching and assessment with the remaining and 960 hours in independent study. Your final year is typically divided between 168 hours of teaching, learning and assessment with 1032 hours of independent learning.

    Career Possiblities

    Graduates of Winchester’s BSc degree in Psychology are eligible to join the BPS under Graduate Basis for Chartered membership, the first step towards practicing as a Chartered Psychologist.

    This degree is designed specifically to improve your employability by giving you highly transferrable skills such as critical thinking, numeracy, communication and data analysis. As a result, some 94% of graduates find employment or enter into higher degree programs within 6 months of successful completion.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 3 year BSc degree.

    Applicants must typically have earned 112+ UCAS Tariff Points or the international equivalent. 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 and at least 5.5 in writing would qualify, for example.

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