Module
descriptions

for BSc (Hons) Psychology with integrated Foundation

Introducing Psychology

This introductory module is designed to provide you with a settling in period, as well as focusing on study skills, and providing an introductory overview or 'sampler' of what psychology has to offer as a subject. Importantly, this module also offers the opportunity to write a practice essay and so get to grips with the subject matter and put newly acquired skills into practice.

Applied Psychologies

This module consists of units comprised of health psychology and psychology of sport and performance. Applied psychology is, as the name suggests, about applying the insights and ideas that psychology offers to real life. Theory alone can sometimes seem distant and this course has been especially designed to include examples of how psychology can be implemented in real life.

Brain and Behaviour

This module introduces the study of biopsychology, focusing on neurological anatomy, functions and disorders. It will give you a firm basis for the study of some typical first-year psychology BSc topics, developing your skills in IT and statistical analysis.

Introduction to Counselling

This module will familiarise you with counselling and therapy practice in Britain today and the theoretical ideas underlying these approaches.  It will also help you to start evaluating these approaches from a scientific point of view.

Research Methods and Experimental Design with Statistics for Beginners

This module will enable you to develop practical skills in research, design and statistics that will underpin your study at degree level.  You will learn about the principles of experimental design and different types of research methods. You will also have experience of running an experiment and writing up the results.

Social and Developmental Psychology

This module gives you an overview of some core aspects of social and developmental/lifespan psychology. You will learn to evaluate the impact of the main psychological theories on issues such as childcare and the understanding of human group/crowd behaviours, as well as gaining a thorough understanding of the relevant research conducted.