BSc Psychology

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  • Objectives
    The BSc(Hons) Psychology degree is offered as a three year full-time programme. It has been designed to give a thorough understanding of Psychology, its theories, applications and the wide variety of research approaches to the study of human thought, action and behaviour.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements GCSE: Maths, English, Biology/Double Science Tariff points range: 280-320 Specific subjects: None specified Access: Yes Baccalaureate EB %: 70-74
  • Academic title
    BSc Psychology
  • Course description

    Years 1 and 2

    The first two years (Levels 1 and 2) cover the core content areas required for BPS recognition. These include social, developmental and cognitive psychology, psychobiology, conceptual and historical issues, research design and statistical analysis.
    In addition to the lecture programmes for each module students also gain extensive first hand experience of carrying out and participating in psychological research. This experience is gained through taught practical sessions delivered in our well-equipped undergraduate laboratory. All students also join the Psychology research participant pool and gain course credit for taking part in a number of undergraduate and staff research projects. A comprehensive series of computer based workshops designed to help students learn the range of statistical analytic procedures necessary to support psychological support is also provided.
    All first and second year students are supported by an academic tutor with whom they have regular contact through weekly seminar sessions.

    Year 3

    All students complete a research project in Psychology. The focus of the project is your own choice and you receive extensive supervision from a member of academic staff who also acts as your personal tutor for the year. Four further options from a wide and varied selection are also taken. Module titles currently include: Individual Differences in Development; Developmental Psychopathology; Advanced Developmental Psychology; Identities in Social Psychology; Psychology of Religion; Critical Sexualities; Gender and Psychology; Qualitative Research Methods; Critical Psychology; Health Psychology; Psychology of Sport and Exercise; Psychological Issues in Mental Health; Learning Disabilities; Counselling Theory and Practice; Issues in the Psychology of Education; Issues in the Psychology of Work; Psychometrics and Psychological Test Construction; Psychology of Consciousness; Psychology of Addiction; Cognitive Neuropsychology; Perception; Psychology and Evolution; Psychopharmacology; Language and Mind.

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