Psychology is the scientific study of the mind, brain, and behaviour. Psychology can be applied to a variety of real-life settings and is important to many careers and occupations. As part of the British Psychological Society (BPS) accreditation, the course covers the core areas of psychology over two terms of taught courses.
Term 1 (September - December) introduces you to cognitive psychology, biological psychology, and individual differences.
Term 2 (January - May) covers developmental psychology and social psychology.
In addition, a postgraduate course in Research Methods introduces you to quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques that provide you with the necessary skills to undertake your Masters project in the summer months (June - August).
Those exiting the course after successful completion of the taught component (i.e. Postgraduate Diploma) would be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) Psychology.
How you learn and are assessed
An integrated programme of lectures, seminars, group discussion and lab work is used to enhance your understanding of the core areas of psychology. You will analyse how this knowledge is applied in real world settings and in a variety of occupations. Web-based learning provides a virtual learning environment that allows you to access teaching and library materials and to interact with staff and fellow students.
A combination of written submissions, presentations, laboratory reports and formal examinations are used throughout the course. The research project is written in the style of a scientific research article.