Course title: BSc (Hons) Psychological Studies
Final award: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychological Studies
Stage three of the programme is delivered as a top-up award by Aventis School of Management in Singapore. Students who successfully complete 120 credits will receive the award above.
The BSc Psychological Studies degree is designed for students who wish to specialise in psychology but require greater flexibility than is possible within a programme which meets the requirements of the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society. In order to do this the programme was developed to provide broad and detailed knowledge of theories and applications within contemporary psychology. Consistent with the university's teaching and learning strategy, the programme is also intended to provide students with a coherent range of transferable skills. These will include an appreciation of the application of psychological knowledge and techniques; information technology; critical thinking; the ability to work both independently and co-operatively; and effective communication and presentation skills. The course is also intended to produce graduates who can compete effectively in the graduate careers market, though engagement in personal development planning and supporting activities.
Programme Aims and Learning Outcomes.
The degree BSc (Hons) Psychological Studies is designed for students who wish to specialise in psychology and is therefore designed to be distinctive in the range, depth and integration of skills, knowledge and applications of psychology offered. This programme aims to provide a substantial training in the discipline and to allow students to develop a wide range of skills and knowledge that will prepare them for a range of vocational destinations. Specifically the degree focuses particularly on equipping students with:
- a scientific understanding of the breadth of contemporary psychological theories, findings and debates and of the ways in which psychological knowledge can be applied;
- an understanding of research methodologies associated with psychological investigation, and their applications, as well as an appreciation of the professional, ethical and scientific responsibilities associated with psychological enquiry;
- the ability to critically evaluate theories, research findings and applications in psychology;
- a coherent range of subject-specific and transferable skills which can facilitate continued personal and professional development;
Students who successfully complete the BSc (Hons) Psychological Studies programme will meet the following learning outcomes, commensurate with level H in the framework for higher education qualifications. Outcomes are grouped into the four headings of Knowledge and Understanding, Intellectual Skills, Subject-Specific Skills, and Transferable skills.
Knowledge and Understanding
- Students will be able to demonstrate a comprehensive and critical knowledge of the scientific basis of psychology.
- Students will be able to demonstrate a comprehensive and critical understanding of contemporary knowledge, methods and practices of psychology as a theoretical and as an applied discipline in a range of areas within the discipline.
- Students will be able to demonstrate a thorough grasp of the fundamental concepts of psychological analysis and explanation, including multiple psychological perspectives, and an ability to apply those concepts to a broad range of topics.
- Students will be able to demonstrate critical, analytical and creative abilities in scholarly thinking, problem solving, and communication as a result of their engagement with course material and their involvement in the planning, execution, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of independent research within psychology.
- Students will be able to select and synthesise appropriate psychological literature to the investigation of psychological phenomena.
- Students will be able to demonstrate an appreciation of the professional, ethical and scientific responsibilities associated with psychological enquiry.
- Students will be able to use information technology effectively and be familiar with a range of relevant applications.
- Students will be able to confidently communicate complex ideas and findings in a variety of modalities
- Students will be able to demonstrate personal skills relating to interpersonal communication, leadership and teamwork as a consequence of reflexive application of psychological knowledge.
- Students will be capable of independent learning, demonstrating effective planning and project management skills.
The top-up programme is designed to be taken over a nine months period. Classes will be conducted on the 2 selected weekdays evenings from 7pm to 10pm. The maximum period of registration on the programme is three years for full time students and four years for part-time students.
The list below identifies the modules available to you. All students take four single modules, plus the double project module.
Students on the top-up programme will be offered a defined set of modules as shown below.
- Addictive Behaviours (20 credits)
- Clinical Applications of Psychology (20 credits)
- Family Health Psychology (20 credits)
- Psychology in Education (20 credits)
- Psychology Research Project (40 credits)