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Start Date
Autumn 2018/January 2019
Duration
3 Years Full-Time
6 Years Part-Time
Application Deadline
1 September 2018 (Autumn Start)
1 November 2018 (January Start)
Campus
London
Distance Learning
UCAS Code
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BSc Hons in Psychology Programme Structure

 

Students who complete a psychology degree, are well prepared for a career in almost any profession. Studying psychology leads to the acquisition of transferable abilities such as skills in communication, numeracy, teamwork, critical thinking, computing and independent learning.

A psychology degree is one that is increasingly valued by employers who value the analytical and reasoning skills developed in a psychology programme. According to the recent statistics on the Prospects website (a website supported by the Higher Education Careers Services Unit), around two thirds of psychology graduates are in employment in the UK six months after graduating, while almost a quarter undertake further study or combine further study with work. Studying a discipline that develops a broad range of skills in both science and the arts, creates opportunities with a variety of employers.

This undergraduate degree programme has been designed for anyone interested in understanding and developing psychological skills and, who is from any academic background. The BSc is designed to gives you a wide panorama of psychological career paths and to enable you to study the historical and practical contexts of Psychology consisting of both compulsory and optional modules. Following a table showing our programme core and optional modules for each year.

More specifically, the aims of this proposed programme are to:

  1. Equip you with an understanding of the multiple perspectives in psychology, including a scientific understanding of the mind, brain and behaviour,
  2. Develop knowledge and abilities in various transferable areas, such as critical thinking and research and communication skills.
  3. Prepare you for a career in psychology and other associated professions.
  4. Prepare you for higher levels of academic study .

On completion of the programme, you will:

  1. Have gained knowledge of a range of psychological theories and apply them to everyday life.
  2. Critically evaluate theories, ideas and research and assess their strengths and weaknesses.
  3. Complete and write-up a research project
FIRST YEAR
FIRST YEAR(THERE ARE ONLY CORE MODULES) CREDITS
Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology 20
Introduction to Research Methods 20
Philosophical Foundations of Psychology 20
Biological Psychology 20
Developmental Psychology 20
Clinical Psychopathology 20
SECOND YEAR
SECOND YEAR CREDITS
CORE MODULES  
Intermediate Research Methods 20
Individual Differences 20
Qualitative Research Methods 20
Cognitive Psychology 20
OPTIONAL MODULES(YOU CAN CHOOSE 2 OF THEM) CREDITS
Clinical Psychopathology 20
Psychology of Sexuality and Gender 20
Consciousness and Language Sciences 20
Group Dynamics 20
Health Psychology 20
THIRD YEAR
THIRD YEAR CREDITS
CORE MODULES  
Social Psychology 20
Individual Differences 20
Forensic Psychology 20
Dissertation & Research Project 20
OPTIONAL MODULES(YOU CAN CHOOSE 2 OF THEM) CREDITS
Advanced Psychobiology 20
Individual Differences in Attention, Memory and Awareness 20
Advanced Research Methods 20
Psychodynamic Psychology 20
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