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University Centre Grimsby

Psychology

UCAS Code: C810

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

P:45

UCAS Tariff

80
50%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Psychology

The Psychology course at Grimsby is well established and has an excellent reputation for providing high quality provision. Staff have knowledge in both pure and applied aspects of psychology, with research interests in several areas.

Psychology aims to deliver and credit students with the diverse knowledge and range of skills that make them highly employable across a range of professions that offer real prospects. BSc Psychology aims to deliver skills employers value, such as numerical skills, the ability to understand and work with statistics and to design and conduct research, effective communication and the ability to work productively in teams. BSc Psychology will allow the student to progress onto master’s programmes not only in psychology but in other subject areas. Psychology graduates for example, can move into careers in Management, Finance, Social Work, Probation, Prison Services, Health Promotion, Neuroscience, Advertising, Counselling, Education, Health Professions, Human Resources. They also have the option to progress in professional areas of psychology, such as Forensic Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Sports Psychology and Health Psychology.

Psychology is a broad subject area, and can operate as a 'hub' subject, contributing to many of the big questions and challenges facing society. Whatever the particular topic of study, and wherever the origins of its methods, Psychology attempts to analyse and explain behaviour in a systematic, reproducible way. There is a strong relationship between theory and empirical data, the results of which may find their expression in applications to education, health, industry/commerce and other situations. To summarise, Psychology is a discipline concerning experience, thought and behaviour that is of immense range and depth. It has evolved its own methodologies from those found in cognate areas. A degree in Psychology implies an understanding of historical and contemporary psychological research alongside an appreciation of current and previous theoretical efforts to integrate and interpret empirical findings. A particular strength of training in Psychology is the acquisition of critical thinking skills, which are developed within a context of rigorous empirical methodology. Psychology can enable other subjects to converge on shared solutions.

The degree follows the recommended curriculum of the British Psychological Society (BPS) but does not offer Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC), this would need to be achieved by undertaking a conversion programme at Masters level.

Modules

This programme is covers a 3 year period and consists of study at level 4, 5 and 6. The modules at each level are as follows:

Level 4 modules:
Study skills for Psychology
Research Methods 1
Introduction to the Biological Approach
Basic Cognitive Processes
Introduction to Psychology
Developmental Psychology – Early Socialisation

Level 5 modules:
Research Methods 2
Social Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Individual Differences
Biopsychology

Level 6
Clinical Psychology
Forensic Psychology and cognitive neuropsychology
Environmental Psychology and Work Psychology
Health Psychology and Sports Psychology
Personal Development Planning and Psychology and Education

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Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£8,500
per year
England
£8,500
per year
EU
£8,500
per year
International
£10,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,500
per year
Scotland
£8,500
per year
Wales
£8,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Nuns Corner Campus

Department:

HE Education and Social Sciences

TEF rating:

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