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BSc Psychology

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Course Overview

The BSc (Hons) Psychology undergraduate course is a distinctive and unique course which utilises a broad range of teaching and learning strategies to provide students with an opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills in a popular area for undergraduate study. The course utilises internationally relevant ‘real-life’ themes and students will have the opportunity to learn about the applicability of Psychology in a global context, whilst also ensuring that students study the required level of subject content to meet the standards and subject benchmarks of the UK Quality Assurance
Agency (QAA).

Main Study Themes

Biological Psychology

How our thoughts, feelings and behaviours are underpinned by biological processes occurring in the brain, such as neurotransmission, the passing of messages between neurons and the functions of neurons, such the functions of neurotransmitters, such as serotonin or dopamine.

Developmental Psychology

How abilities and behaviours emerge, develop and change over the lifespan.

Social Psychology

How humans interact and seek to influence and understand one another’s behaviour

Cognitive Psychology

The mental processes and representations that underpin perception, memory and complex thought.

Individual Differences

How key psychological traits, like extraversion and introversion, neuroticism or conscientiousness, skills and abilities vary from person to person, and how different traits combine to shape our personalities.

Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology

How psychology emerged and developed as a field of scientific inquiry.

Course Information

The general ethos of BSc (Hons) Psychology is to explore human behaviour in a global context and engages with both the theories and application of psychological perspectives and methods/techniques. The course aims to develop a professional level of transferable, practical and
cognitive skills which give graduates the necessary qualities to confidently embark on graduate employment and/or postgraduate study in a global arena.

  • Introduction to Counselling, Coaching, and Mentoring
  • Global Perspectives on Psychology and Behavioural Sciences
  • Smart Phone Apps From Concept to Design and Market
  • Applied Anatomy, Physiology and Psychology
  • Foundation Academic English Skills 1
  • Foundation Academic English Skills 2
  • Academic English Skills 3
  • Mathematics Foundation for Psychology
  • Developing as a Psychologist (1)
  • Human Behaviour
  • The Darker Side of Psychology
  • Psychology of Popular Culture
  • Psychology of Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Research into Human Behavior
  • One Add+Vantage Module
  • Developing as a Psychologist (2)
  • Psychological Perspectives (1)
  • Applied Research Methods in Psychology (1)
  • Psychological Perspectives (2)
  • Applied Research Methods in Psychology (2)
  • Professional Experience
  • One Add+Vantage Module
  • Developing as a Psychologist (3)
  • Project Ethics
  • Independent Research Project
  • Educational Psychology and Psychology of Special Needs
  • Drug Use and Addiction
  • Criminal Behaviour and its Contexts
  • Clinical Neuroscience
  • Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Psychology of Gender and Sexuality
  • One Add+Vantage Module

We regularly review our course content to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

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