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BSc Applied Psychology

This degree is awarded by Hull University

BA Psychological Studies aims to produce a scientific understanding of the mind, brain, behaviour and experience, and of the complex interactions between these. It also aims to present multiple perspectives in a way that fosters critical evaluation and leads to an understanding of real life applications of theory to the full range of experience and behaviour. Other key elements of this degree involve the development of an understanding of the role of evidence and its relationship to theory. In relation to this, students will acquire knowledge and experience of a range of research skills and methods for investigating experience and behaviour. Students will also develop knowledge, leading to an ability to appreciate and critically evaluate theory, research findings and applications.

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Duration of Course:

3 Years

Entry requirements:

You will need a minimum of 120 UCAS points or hold a relevant Access Certificate / Diploma with appropriate units. In line with the widening participation brief, however, the Institute will also encourage applications from students who lack formal qualifications.

International Students also require an IELTS score of 5.5 in all areas or a B2 equivalent English Language qualification

What you will learn:

Level 4
Study Skills for Psychology
Research Methods I
Introduction to the Biological Approach
Basic Cognitive Processes
Introduction to Psychology
Developmental Psychology - Early Socialisation

Level 5
Research Methods II
Social Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Individual Differences

Level 6
Clinical Psychology
Forensic Psychology and Cognitive Neuropsychology
Environmental Psychology and Work Psychology
Health Psychology and Sport Psychology
Personal Development Planning and Psychology and Education
Elective (choose 1 of the below)

How is the course assessed:

Whilst on this programme students will be assessed using a variety of methods: examinations (pre-release and closed book), essays, case studies, reports, individual and group presentations, preparation of a research proposal, final dissertation. All assessment methods are designed to incorporate key skills which are transferable to the workplace.

Employment information:

Upon successful completion of this degree, graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to pursue a new career, or advance an existing one in educational, social caring, mental health, occupational, human resource, market research, social research and personnel contexts. Graduates may also progress onto specialisms within psychology through further study at Masters level, for example, child psychology, applied psychology, forensic psychology.


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Equal Opportunities

The Grimsby Instutute Group guarantees that it will deal fairly and effectively with all students, staff and visitors and offer equality of opportunity on the basis of age, creed, gender, impairment, learning difficulty, marital status, national origin, race, religion or sexuality.

Students have the right to expect that this will apply to them without prejudice or discrimination and that they also have the obligation to deal fairly and effectively with other students and staff regardless of age, creed, gender, impairment, learning difficulty, marital status, national origin, race, religion or sexuality.

The Grimsby Institute Group will endeavour to comply with the Equality Act 2010 and additional duties, which requires public bodies to make every effort to support persons with disability.

Course was last updated on 6/11/2013