Psychology BSc (with foundation year)

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Psychology BSc (with foundation year)

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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 :

      £ 11,750

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    Wrexham Glyndŵr University offers a BSc in Psychology which is particularly approachable, even if you don’t have A Levels or other certification in the field. It is fully certified by the British Psychological Society and is a great first step towards eventual status as a Chartered Psychologist.

    You’ll learn how people think, feel and react to situations, as well as the way the human mind develops and reacts to trauma or injury. As you learn, you’ll have full access to the uiversity’s facilities, which include simulation and psychometric labs,

    This course includes an integrated foundation year. This is of particular appeal to anyone who has been out of formal education for some time or who might not have the credentials necessary to begin a BSc course otherwise. The foundation year program will quickly bring you up to speed on modern university learning, and ensure that you have the academic and scientific background you’ll need to succeed in a psychology-oriented role.

    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.

    Year 1 (Foundation Year) Modules Include:

    • A Mini Project in Psychology
    • Contextual Studies
    • Introduction to Psychology 1
    • Introduction to Psychology 2
    • The Skills You Need
    • Writing and Presenting for Psychology

    Year 2 Modules Include:

    • Essential Psychology
    • Fundamental Psychology
    • Introduction to Data Analysis
    • Introduction to Research Design
    • Scientific Writing and Communication
    • Study Skills for Psychology

    Year 3 Modules Include:

    • Advanced Research Design
    • Biological Psychology
    • Cognitive Psychology
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Individual Differences
    • Intermediate Research Methods

    Year 4 Modules Include:

    • Clinical Psychology (optional)
    • Counselling Psychology (optional)
    • Forensic Psychology (optional)
    • Negotiated Learning (optional)
    • Social Psychology (core)
    • Work Based Learning (optional)

    Each of the modules above represents approximately 36 ‘contact hours’ and at least 160 additional hours of independent study.

    Research Project

    This will be the capstone of the psychology program. Here you’ll conduct and evaluate an independent research project which should consolidate what you’ve learned so far.

    Learning And Teaching

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

    You will receive detailed instruction on and experience using the university’s extensive collection of psychological testing labs and facilities. Academic skills tutors will also be available to all Wrexham students.

    Career Possibilities

    Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s Psychology BSc program was created with input from the healthcare profession and related industries to ensure that it provides exactly the skills employers demand.

    Recent graduates have gone on to work in health care, law, law enforcement, and education. Others have continued their studies, working towards Master’s degrees or Chartered Psychologist status.

    You can receive advice and support at the Careers Zone. Participating in the optional work placement program will increase your employability even further.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a full BSc degree.

    Students must typically have been awarded at least 48 UCAS Tariff points to apply. The full list of accepted qualifications can be found here.

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