The BSc Psychology undergraduate degree, accredited by the British Psychological Society, adopts a psychological perspective which is enriched by interdisciplinary influences. This approach reflects the growing consensus that human behaviour is best understood as the interaction of nature and nurture, biology and culture, genes and environment. The identity of the programme parallels the emergence of psychology as a robust scientific enterprise, and an applied endeavour within the context of an increasingly psychologically literate public.
The programme has a central core of psychology, introducing a range of theoretical ideas and research evidence from fields such as developmental psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology, biological psychology and the study of personality and individual differences. We encourage the bridging of conventional disciplinary boundaries to promote explanation of complex processes in contemporary life. We expect our students to develop their own psychological understanding by assimilating ideas from the diverse behavioural and social theories which structure the subject of psychology. We also encourage students to comprehend how psychological theories throw light on real world experience and activities, and explore how psychological scholarship and research can be used in practical situations.
The School of Social Work and Psychology works closely with the University Careers Centre and, together with the School's Academic Careers Adviser, we will help students to choose their career path and develop their employability skills.
The BSc Psychology degree will be attractive to employers because it provides a psychological programme within the context of a broader social and applied knowledge base. Psychology graduates are employable because of their statistical numeracy and factual literacy - students will also acquire key transferable skills such as good communication, IT and research techniques. These are combined with proficiency in people-related analytical abilities and enhance your overall graduate skills profile.
The theoretical and research components lay strong foundations for postgraduate study, while elements relating to the understanding of cotemporary social issues mean that you are well prepared to pursue diverse occupational opportunities. As the course focuses on psychosocial knowledge that underpins many areas of everyday life and professional practice, our graduates can enter a range of careers in human resources, teaching, media, communications, marketing and management, health care, criminal justice, psychology and social welfare.
UK/EU Students: £9,000. International Students: £12,300Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
Teaching methods are designed to provide an in-depth knowledge of Psychology, as well as developing the analytical, presentation, teamwork and communication skills sought by employers. The School employs a range of interesting and innovative teaching approaches and a careful balance of assessment methods including personal research projects and examination.
The academic year consists of two 12-week semesters. A typical BSc Psychology module has two lectures and about one seminar per week. While lectures are attended by all students, seminars are held in smaller groups where you can interact more directly with the tutor and address any problems which have arisen. We stress the role of personal tutors who will take an active interest in your development.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
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Candidates will be expected to have 3 A levels (see below for typical offer).
Candidates with equivalent qualifications to the A level requirement are encouraged to apply (eg International Baccalaureate; Access to Higher Education certificate). International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the University's International section of our website.
Students should hold GCSEs in English, Science and Mathematics at grade C or above.
The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant and applications are actively encouraged from those who want to return to academic study.
We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading). Recognised English Language qualifications include:
If you do not meet the University's entry requirements, our INTO Language Learning Centre offers a range of university preparation courses to help you develop the high level of academic and English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study.
The course begins in September each year.
Key factors used to assess an application include:
All applications are considered on their own individual merits.
No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
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