Our graduates thrive in careers where an understanding of societal issues is key – in criminal justice, education, social work, research, advertising, human resources and healthcare.
On the course you’ll study core areas including biological, cognitive, developmental and social psychology, and you’ll cover personality and intelligence, research methods, and historical perspectives.
- Study Psychology as a single honours programme
- We offer excellent facilities all supported by our psychology technicians
- Graduate careers include healthcare, research, social work, marketing, police services, teaching and human resources
- You will study a range of topics including psychology in context, social psychology, biological psychology, developmental psychology and employability skills and psychology.
- Introductory Research Methods in Psychology
- Core Areas of Psychology
- Historical Perspectives in Psychology
- Psychology in Context
- Empirical Psychology
- Further Research Methods for Psychologists
- Abnormal Psychology
- Biological Psychology
- Cognitive Psychology
- Developmental Psychology
- Personality and Intelligence
- Social Psychology
- Psychology Project
- Conceptual Issues and Critical Debates in Psychology
- Employability Skills and Psychology
- Elective Modules
Teaching and assessments
Teaching will be in the form of:
Lectures are primarily presentation-based. Seminars and workshops typically involve more interactive or practical exercises and demonstrations and commonly have around 10-20 students. Tutorials may be one-to-one or to small groups. In addition to timetabled teaching you are expected to engage in approximately 20-25 hours of self-directed study, including library research, group work and report or essay writing.
Assessment combines various methods including:
- Written exams
- Multiple choice exams
- Critical reviews
As well as more innovative methods such as oral presentations, research reports, critical reviews of research papers and portfolio assignments. In your final year you will also complete an 6000-8000 word dissertation. Modules use different assessment methods, although most employ a combination of examinations and coursework.
Teaching contact hours
Contact hours in a typical week will depend on your year of study and the optional modules chosen. However, typically you will have between 10-15 contact hours of teaching per week. As an example, within the second year of your studies you might typically have:
- Personal tutorial/small group teaching: approximately 1-3 hours of tutorials per semester, and as per request
- Medium group teaching: approximately 5 hours of practical classes, workshops or seminars each week
- Large group teaching: approximately 7 hours of lectures each week
- Personal study: approximately 20-25 hours each week