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
Main Study Themes
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.
How abilities and behaviours emerge, develop and change over the lifespan.
How humans interact and seek to influence and understand one another’s behaviour
The mental processes and representations that underpin perception, memory and complex thought.
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.
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.