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Blackburn College

BSc (Hons) Psychology

UCAS Code: C800

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

80

In addition, for this programme, you will be required to have a GCSE (or equivalent level 2 qualification) at grade 4 (formerly grade C) or above in English and Mathematics. All applicants must show that they have a good level of spoken or written English, and if English is not your first language you'll need to demonstrate the ability to study in English. Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have relevant work / life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be invited to interview. All applicants will have to interview successfully

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Psychology

This three-year programme introduces students to psychological theory and research and their application to human thoughts and behaviours. Covering a range of topics, the course will help students investigate an extensive array of phenomena including social interactions, cognitive processes, developmental stages and biological influences on human activities.

In the first year, students will be introduced to the main disciplines in psychology: Biological, Cognitive, Developmental, Social and Individual Differences. Students will also be given an insight into the scientific methods and techniques used to conduct research in psychology, including the use of psychometric tests.

Tailored around the professional standards within psychology the second year will help students build on the insight gained during their first year and develop their skills in the practical workings of psychology and research. Modules studied include Introduction to Neuropsychology and Health Psychology. There will also be an opportunity for students to further their own individual interests through the Minor Research Project module, in which the student will determine their own research topic.

This personalised learning approach will be continued into the final year of study, with students being able to choose between a number of optional modules, covering topics including Cyberpsychology and Counselling. The main focus of the final year of study is the student’s own independent research in the form of the Major Project. This offers students the chance to undertake an independent piece of primary research into an area of psychology of their own choosing.

Modules

Modules could include:

First year (Level 4) modules (all modules are mandatory) include:
?History and Context
?Introduction to Developmental Psychology
?Introduction to Social Psychology
?Introduction to Biological Psychology
?Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
?Individual Differences
?Reseach Methods 1
?Psychometrics

Second Year (Level 5) modules (all modules are mandatory) include:
?Research Methds 2
?Minor Research Project
?Health Psychology
?Psychology of Society
?Applied Psychology
?Introduction to Neuropsychology

Third Year (Level 6) modules include (*denotes optional module):
?Literature Review
?Clinical Psychology and Mental Health
?Psychology of Education*
?Cyberpsychology and New Media*
?Positive Psychology*
?Psychology of Work*
?Counselling Psychology*
?Forensic Psychology*
?Negotiated Learning*
?Major Research Project

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment methods are used on the course. In the first year, all assessment will be by Multiple Choice Test or coursework, including written work, seminars and presentations. Year two has similar coursework requirements and some modules are assessed by coursework and an examination. In the third year, 50% of the assessment is by coursework and examination - the remaining 50% comprising an individual literature review and an original research project.

Students receive both formal and informal feedback. Formal feedback is through assessments, is usually in writing and given within 3 weeks following the submission date. However, some lecturers will provide group feedback, for example, following an examination they may choose to work through the exam paper in a tutorial. It should be noted that feedback is part of the ongoing learning cycle which is not limited to written feedback. Other forms of feedback include one-to-one meetings with a personal tutor, dissertation and project supervision meetings, a lecturer responding to learner questions or responses during topic or situation discussions.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£8,250
per year
EU
£8,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,250
per year
Scotland
£8,250
per year
Wales
£8,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Blackburn College

Department:

Business, Health and Technology

TEF rating:

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