This degree will provide you with an exciting and unique learning experience, and you will be taught by active researchers who are passionate and knowledgeable about their subject. A number of our staff have won prestigious awards for their teaching, and we believe strongly in maintaining close links between our research and teaching, which means that you will be taught by international experts in psychology. We are committed to understanding the place of psychology in contemporary society and our course content is constantly updated to provide a fresh perspective into the human mind.
The course is designed to enhance your chances of successfully gaining employment once you graduate, and many of our past students have pursued careers in clinical, forensic, counselling or occupational psychology. Others have used their degree in related professions, including public relations, marketing and market research, education, social work, business and management, human resources, and the law.
The course is structured to provide a strong psychology base from the start of your studies. At Year 1 (Credit Level 4) you take a range of core psychology modules that introduce you to the main areas and methods of psychological study.
At Year 2 (Credit Level 5) you take core modules that cover areas central to the discipline of psychology, including social, cognitive, biological and developmental psychology and the study of individual differences. Advanced Research Methods further develops your knowledge and skills in both quantitative and qualitative research methods and analysis.
At Year 3 (Credit Level 6) you undertake a Research Project on a topic of particular interest to you and, working with a supervisor, devise, conduct and report on a research investigation relevant to this topic. You choose from a wide selection of option modules that introduce you to cutting-edge research and applications of psychological knowledge and research in the modern world.
Option modules include:
Applied Work Experience in Psychology
Cognitive Disorders and Neuropsychology
Music and the Mind
Psychology and the Internet
Psychology of Counselling
Psychology of Education
Psychology of Prejudice
Psychology of Sport and Exercise
Psychology of Sustainability
Psychology of Women
Studies in Consciousness
At each of the credit levels you may take a non-psychology module, for example in social sciences, biological sciences or a language module.
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