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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.
Three A-levels at grades BBC or above.
Or BTEC triple grades DMM or above.
Or Access 30-42 D/M with min 18D.
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
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.
The course 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 programme, 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.
The Psychology lab is used for lectures, seminars and for hosting open events such as a regular Memory Cafe. It offers comfy chairs and tables as well as tea and coffee making facilities. There is a one-way mirror between the main area and an observation room.
Dedicated psychology lab spaces on campus - quiet spaces, ideal for data collection.
Small groups for teaching and learning.
93% student satisfaction (NSS 2021)
Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
Learn through doing - we take a 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.”
“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.
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.View full profile
Fees UK students: £9,250 per annum
Fees for International students: £12,500 per annum
Students need to fund a DBS check to attend some placements.
Lecturer - Developmental PsychologyView profile
Technician - Psychology LaboratoryView profile
Tracy is the Senior Psychology Technician overseeing the specialist Psychology facilities. She supports undergraduate and postgraduate students in areas such as the application of statistical analysis, writing skills and presentation skills.
Senior LecturerView profile
Alister teaches psychology and its applications to sport, exercise, and health. His main research interest is how psychological interventions can be used to improve the performances of people who participate in endurance events, such as middle- and long-distance running, cycling, swimming, and triathlon events.
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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