Are you curious about people and their behaviour? Immerse yourself in this practical course - we believe you learn through doing so you'll do lots of practical research to help you understand theoretical concepts.
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National Student Survey (NSS) 2021
Three A-levels at grades BBC or above
Or BTEC triple grades DMM or above
Or Access 30-42 D/M with min 18D
Or T level M
And GCSE English Language at grade 4 or grade C or above
Applicants with other qualifications and/or experience will be considered on an individual basis
UCAS points 112
UCAS code R1D4
UCAS institution code P63
Duration Three years full time or six years part time
In this British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited course you can immerse yourself in the study of people and their actions, emotions and thinking. This wide-ranging psychology course allows you to select the areas which interest you, including education, criminology, mental wellbeing, leadership, sports and exercise and more.
Our BSc (Hons) Psychology addresses the main areas of psychology; developmental, cognitive, biological, social, individual differences and research methods. You'll also have plenty of opportunities to put this theory into practice, understanding how the theories apply to working with people, during placement and working with other students.
Alongside the core modules, you will be able to design your own unique pathway through the course, if you wish to, studying subjects such as sports and exercise psychology, education, criminology, mental well-being and leadership and management. In addition to the set modules, there is at least one module per year which invites you to negotiate the topics you want to study.
You'll be required to attend University three days per week. The days are fixed to be the same three days throughout the year which allows you to balance study with your other life commitments. You will be expected to undertake independent study outside of your timetabled sessions.
On our three year psychology programme, we get to do a range of different topics. So you look at things like child development, adolescence, but then also look at things like biological psychology. So looking at the internal workings of the brain and how that helps us processing things like Problem-Solving, your attention, your perception, But then we also look at how people are in themselves. So we look at topics like the self personality identity, but also how people kind of work in groups where people are particular leaders or they're perhaps more followers in groups. And what you'll find by doing our degree is we take you through the theory, but we have a real strong focus on how that then how we can interpret that and work with people. And so it's all about this kind of continual application when we're doing things like research methods We will often practise those skills you need. So we might do some interview skills, for instance, or like I've been working with the students this morning, we've been looking about how we sample for research, how do we identify the people that we want to interview? How do we kind of look and pull a focus group together, which pulls in all sorts of theories. So thinking about a focus group, we're using our social psychology theory example in how people, working groups, we're using our research skills for and asking those questions and making sure the quiet people have their space to talk. But also all those management skills around kind of coordination, your leadership skills. So it's kind of building give you a future workplace.
What made you choose it was that it was small university in the Southwest. And of course the course modules with the degree look really interesting. That's what mainly drove me and really was the fact that I was a small university and being some one that left home for the first time going somewhere big was quite daunting so I chose Marjon, one, because I wanted to go into the future and become a psychologist and two because it's a very friendly community. university for undergraduate psychology, we have like 50 hours a placement and we mainly had to look for a placement in second year where we could like choose the place ourselves. It was very useful though, because we could kind of like see the outside world really from, from, you know, being an assistant or just being working there alongside the person So it was it was really useful because we could pick up all those skills and we could use the skills that we learnt in class and to modules to, you know, to kind of put it into the placement world.
It was completely different to anything that I've done before. I was at that stage of my career, I was in property and I thought I need to do something else now, but it's going to be too late. Otherwise, when I look to the descriptions and when I went on the website for Marjon and everything and it was just that exploration really of why we're here. And that just drew me in. I love the idea, the fact that it's really small and that it is friendly, and you do get to know people in that respect. It's just been great. I find it it's very welcoming and again, it sounds trite, but all the lecturers and the tutors are so helpful. You know, you never feel that if you go to them with a problem or you just don't understand something, you don't think you're bothering them, you know, they really do want you to come to them. So I would always say, come here because I've been to two other universities and they were great, but you don't get that one to one that you do here.
Dedicated psychology lab spaces on campus
Small groups for teaching and learning
93% student satisfaction (NSS, 2021)
Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)
Learn through doing - practical approach to understanding theoretical principles
Immerse yourself in the study of people and their actions, emotions and thinking
“ In the first year we mostly covered the basics of psychology; learning about key theories and research methods. During the second year we got to specialise more in the areas we were interested in and we went out on placement. We looked at thinking, learning, memory and language but had more freedom in choosing essay titles. In our final year we chose some of our modules and looked more closely at neuroscience and adolescent mental health alongside our dissertation research.”
Please note: optional modules are marked with an *
“I think this is a fantastic course and the psychology labs are a great place to study. I’ve developed on this course into a more confident person, and continue to grow in this relaxed and supportive environment.”
“The idea of going to university was always scary but with a mix of lovely friends, amazing lecturers and insightful and interesting lecturers the fear was minimised and the excitement grew! I'm surprised at the amount of concepts I now know and understand, I can talk about different theories and I am able to see things from other perspectives.”
"We do a 50 hours placement that we pick ourselves. You can either do it all at once or spread it out over the year. You can find your own placement or get advice from lecturers."
Is intelligence genetic or influenced by the environment?
Does the media portrayal of teenagers contribute to anti-social behaviour?
Does exercise improve mental health?
Does over protective parenting influence parent-child attachment?
Medication or mindfulness? Which treatments reduce the symptoms of schizophrenia?
What is dyslexia? And what causes it?
"University taught me to have confidence in my own ability. It allowed me to become a critical thinker which is extremely beneficial and I feel confident to challenge events that I disagree with. Learning about psychological theories has broadened my understanding of the potential causes of behaviour and enables me to appreciate how we are all different which has made me an understanding support worker. I love it when I have made a positive difference to someone."
Support Worker, Priory Group Adult Care.
This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) which is one of the pre-requisites to becoming a Chartered Psychologist. Further postgraduate experience is also required to become a Chartered Psychologist.
Your psychology degree will give you the transferrable skills that employers want, whether you are looking at private or public sector careers. You could continue to postgraduate study and/or a career as a psychologist or working in research or academia.
BPS accreditation ensures an engaging experience and means that upon graduation, students will be eligible for Graduate Basis Chartered Membership of the BPS which is required of applicants to the postgraduate training programmes that lead to becoming a Chartered Psychologist.
With lectures each week, most teaching and learning is in smaller seminar groups and practical workshops, supported by online materials and tutorials. Alongside taught sessions, you'll look at case studies and project work. In line with BPS accreditation you will learn how to do research in labs and workshops.
Our assessments are throughout the year and include essays, research lab reports, presentations and producing leaflets, posters and other materials. There is one exam in every year. Assessments are designed to offer you the ability to demonstrate your knowledge and provide you with skills for your career.
Course leaderView full profile
Hazel is a chartered member of The British Psychological Society (BPS). Her research has focused on how students in Higher Education best learn; investigating how various techniques from using technology to reflective practice and wellbeing can enhance students’ experiences and skills.
Fees UK students: £9,250 per annum
Fees for International students: £12,500 per annum
This fee covers your tuition and access to course-specific equipment and facilities, as well associated services including access to the library, study skills support, IT support, student support and wellbeing services and membership of the Student Union. There may be additional costs by course.
Students need to fund a DBS check to attend some placements.
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Lecturer in PsychologyView profile
Dr Katheryn Edwards is a BPS Chartered Psychologist and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her PhD investigated a dual process account of human mind-reading. Katheryn teaches across a number of modules relating to cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, research methods and study skills.
Lecturer in PsychologyView profile
Senior LecturerView profile
Rosanna specialises in the psychology of sporting performance, examining the critical perceptual cognitive factors that enable elite performance. Her research fields are cognitive psychology, performance psychology and quantitative methods.
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