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The BSc (Hons) Psychology course offers theoretical knowledge and practical application of psychology to real world problems. Students will learn about the mind and behaviour, enabling them to understand the way people act, react and interact. They will consider the roles of the brain and the nervous system upon behaviour, perception, mood and memory. The overall aims of the programme are to:

> Provide a stimulating and supportive learning environment that gives the opportunity to develop potential;
> Provide an up-to-date curriculum in psychology that emphasises the development of skills and knowledge related to the scientific and empirical aspects of the discipline;
> Provide choice and flexibility in the curriculum while maintaining those core aspects of the syllabus needed to secure British Psychological Society recognition;
> Foster the development of key skills that will facilitate further academic and vocational training and sub sequent employment;
> Provide students the opportunity to get involved in research, in collaboration with research active psychology faculty, thereby learning first-hand about the scientific method.

The programme also includes specialised optional modules which provide students the opportunity to concentrate on specific areas of study within the field of Psychology:

Forensic Psychology modules can support students in beginning to develop theoretical and practical considerations that can be helpful for future careers in Forensic psychology.

Sport & Exercise Psychology modules can support students in specialising their study in the application of psychology in sport contexts. It is particularly relevant to those wishing to pursue future careers in Sport & Exercise Psychology.

Modules

YEAR 1

CODE MODULE TITLE ECTS MODULE DETAILS
COMPULSORY
PS1710 Historical Foundations of Psychology 10   More Details
PS1720 Understanding Behaviour 10   More Details
PS1640 Psychology of the Media 5
PS1650 Turning Goldfish into Elephants 5   More Details
OPTIONS
EF1228 English for IELTS 10   More Details
MA1601 Introduction to Maths and Statistics 20   More Details
EF1498 Academic Writing 10   More Details
EF1705 English Language I 10   More Details
EF1706 English Language II 10   More Details

YEAR 2

CODE MODULE TITLE ECTS MODULE DETAILS
COMPULSORY
PS1010 Methods & Practices of Psychological Inquiry 10   More Details
PS1020 Introduction to Development & Social Psychology 10   More Details
PS1030 Introduction to Psychobiology & Cognition 10   More Details
PS1500 Current Topics in Psychology I 10   More Details
OPTIONS
PS1610 An Introduction to Evolutionary Psychology 10   More Details
PS1630 Topics in Forensic & Criminal Psychology 10   More Details
PS1690 Mind Games: Topics in Sport & Exercise Psychology 10   More Details
Current Topics in Psychology II 10

YEAR 3

CODE MODULE TITLE ECTS MODULE DETAILS
COMPULSORY
PS2010 Psychological Research I: Design & Quantitive Methods 10   More Details
PS2015 Psychological Research II: Qualitative Methods 5   More Details
PS1100 Social and Developmental Psychology 10   More Details
PS2030 Cognitive Psychological Psychology 10   More Details
PS2040 Individual Differences 5   More Details
OPTIONS
PS2350 Health Psychology 10
PS2650 Applying Psychology 10   More Details
PS2850 Topics & Techniques in Neuroscience 10   More Details
FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY
PS2800 Forensic Psychology 10   More Details
SPORT & EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY
PS2900 Sports Psychology 10

YEAR 4

CODE MODULE TITLE ECTS MODULE DETAILS
COMPULSORY
PS3900 Psychology Project 20   More Details
OPTIONS
PS3050 Applying Psychology to the Educational Setting 10   More Details
PS3060 Interpersonal and Organisational Psychology 10   More Details
PS3070 Psychology Placement Module 10   More Details
PS3020 Neuropsychological Disorders & Techniques 10   More Details
PS3025 Brain, Treatments & Behaviour 10   More Details
PS3040 Health Psychology in Practice 10   More Details
PS3045 Health Promotion 10   More Details
FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY
PS3010 Violent and Sexual Offending 10   More Details
PS3015 Crime: Impacts and Consequences 10   More Details
SPORT & EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY
PS3030 Theory and Practice in Sport Psychology 10   More Details
PS3035 Psychology of Diet and Exercise 10   More Details

CAREER OPTIONS

Psychology graduates possess a wide range of skills, both transferable and subject specific, that are attractive to employers.

Graduates can be employed by the government, schools, social services, police forces, prisons, health and fitness clubs, sports teams, human resources departments, marketing companies, hospitals/clinics, and commercial and industrial companies.