THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTHAMPTON

Psychology

BSc (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   No

You will learn new ways of understanding how and why people think and act as they do. This course will also equip you with transferable critical and analytical skills that will enhance your employability. Studying Psychology offers you considerable flexibility and choice within a supportive environment, through teaching staff and your personal academic tutor. You will have access to excellent facilities and resources for research in social, cognitive, biological, developmental, and personality psychology.

Our Psychology programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society, granting our students as eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered membership provided that they achieve a minimum of a second class honours degree. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

If you are studying this course full-time you will take six modules for each stage for three years. Some modules are mandatory whilst others are selected from a range of options. In stage one important core ideas, evidence and methods are introduced. This basic knowledge is built upon in stages two and three to foster an advanced understanding of topics.

Programme description

You will learn new ways of understanding how and why people think and act as they do. This course will also equip you with transferable critical and analytical skills that will enhance your employability. Studying Psychology offers you considerable flexibility and choice within a supportive environment, through teaching staff and your personal academic tutor. You will have access to excellent facilities and resources for research in social, cognitive, biological, developmental, and personality psychology.

Our Psychology programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society, granting our students as eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered membership provided that they achieve a minimum of a second class honours degree. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

If you are studying this course full-time you will take six modules for each stage for three years. Some modules are mandatory whilst others are selected from a range of options. In stage one important core ideas, evidence and methods are introduced. This basic knowledge is built upon in stages two and three to foster an advanced understanding of topics.

Key Modules

Career Opportunities

Psychology is applied to many professional contexts. Upon completion of this course, and depending on degree classification, you can progress to postgraduate training to obtain British Psychological Society (BPS) ‘chartered’ status as a counselling, clinical, educational, occupational, health or forensic psychologist. You could pursue a career as an academic psychologist, conducting research and teaching in higher education.

It is widely acknowledged by employers that psychology degrees provide an excellent grounding for a diverse range of non-psychological careers. Our graduates are employed in education, the health service, the police force, human resources management, marketing, the civil service, broadcasting, social work and many other professions.

Module & Subject
  • Introduction to Psychology (20 Credits)

    • Module code: PSY1003
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    • Core module Y

    Introduces the key areas of psychology (such as social, biological, cognitive and developmental psychology) and provides… More

  • Becoming a Psychologist (20 Credits)

    • Module code: PSY1006
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    • Core module Y

    Actively involves you in a range of practical problem-solving exercises, all of which will develop your knowledge of the… More

  • Psychology in Practice (20 Credits)

    • Module code: PSY1001
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    • Core module Y

    Provides an overview of the various roles of professional psychologists in areas such as health, sport, work, forensics,… More

  • Investigating Psychology (20 Credits)

    • Module code: PSY1004
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    • Core module Y

    Exposes you to original psychological articles and major current debates to support your understanding of lecture course… More

  • The Science of Crime and Criminals (20 Credits)

    • Module code: CRI1007
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    • Core module N
  • True Crime and Other Fictions (20 Credits)

    • Module code: CRI1006
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    • Core module N
  • Introduction to Education Studies (20 Credits)

    • Module code: EDU1011
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    • Core module N
  • Criminal Law (20 Credits)

    • Module code: LAW1008
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    • Core module N
  • Concepts of Health (20 Credits)

    • Module code: SLS1016
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    • Core module N
  • Volunteering (20 Credits)

    • Module code: SWK1003
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    • Core module N
  • Positive Psychology (20 Credits)

    • Module code: PSY1011
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    • Core module N
  • Psychology for Life (20 Credits)

    • Module code: PSY1012
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    • Core module N

stage2

  • Social Psychology (20 Credits)

    • Module code: PSY2016
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    • Core module Y

    Looks at the psychological processes influencing behaviour within groups and relationships.

  • Developmental Psychology (20 Credits)

    • Module code: PSY2013
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    • Core module Y

    Increases students' appreciation of the interactions among the social, biological and psychological processes shaping hu… More

  • Personality Psychology (20 Credits)

    • Module code: PSY2014
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    • Core module Y

    Provides a thorough grounding in the psychology of why each of us in certain respects is like all other people, like som… More

  • Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology (20 Credits)

    • Module code: PSY2015
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    • Core module Y

    Considers key debates within psychology that continue to have a major impact today.

  • Biological Psychology (20 Credits)

    • Module code: PSY2011
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    • Core module Y

    ​Looks at the many insights into human psychology that come from understanding fundamental processes taking place in our… More

  • Cognitive Psychology (20 Credits)

    • Module code: PSY2010
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    • Core module Y

    Examines the mechanisms by which individuals think, perceive, remember, use language and attend to the world.

  • Research Methods and Data Analysis in Psychology (20 Credits)

    • Module code: PSY2005
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    • Core module Y

    A 20 credit, coursework-only module that builds upon the skills developed in stage one, looking at intermediate level st… More

  • The Psychology of Wellbeing (20 Credits)

    • Module code: PSY2007
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    • Core module N

    Focuses on the exciting developments within the field of positive psychology which aims to help us all to live happier, … More

  • The Human Animal (20 Credits)

    • Module code: PSY2006
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    • Core module N

    Explores the idea that our understanding of human thinking and behaviour can be complemented if we understand them in te… More

  • Independent Practical Work (20 Credits)

    • Module code: PSY2003
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    • Core module Y

    Helps students to develop from carrying out research in groups to individually undertaking their own extended project ba… More

  • The Psychology of Teaching and Learning in Educational Settings (20 Credits)

    • Module code: EDU2013
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    • Core module N

stage3

  • The Psychology of Health (20 Credits)

    • Module code: PSY3013
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    • Core module N

    Allows you to advance your understanding of human behaviour through an exploration of two related aspects of applied psy… More

  • Forensic Psychology (20 Credits)

    • Module code: PSY3013
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    • Core module N

    Explores the ways in which psychological models and theories can be applied to the understanding of offending behaviours… More

  • Understanding the Social World (20 Credits)

    • Module code: PSY3024
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    • Core module N

    Introduces of the most recent developments within psychology and to new areas of the discipline (particularly discursive… More

  • Psychology of Mental Health (20 Credits)

    • Module code: PSY3004
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    • Core module N

    Focuses on the work of clinical psychologists. The module looks at the contrasting psychological and medical approaches … More

  • The Developing Adult (20 Credits)

    • Module code: PSY3011
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    • Core module N

    Draws on diverse areas of psychology such as social, clinical and health, in order to offer you a range of perspectives … More

  • The Developing Child (20 Credits)

    • Module code: PSY3012
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    • Core module N

    Studies a range of contemporary issues concerning typical and atypical development in childhood and adolescence. The mod… More

  • Motivation and Emotion (20 Credits)

    • Module code: PSY3021
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    • Core module N

    Looks at findings and explanations regarding motivational and emotional phenomena with an emphasis on biological and eth… More

  • Occupational Psychology (20 Credits)

    • Module code: PSY3006
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    • Core module N

    Designed to help you to acquire knowledge of the psychological research and theory underpinning the work of organisation… More

  • Parapsychology and Anomalous Experiences (20 Credits)

    • Module code: PSY3007
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    • Core module N

    Enables you to understand and evaluate aspects of experience that seem to challenge conventional scientific ideas and fo… More

  • Consciousness (20 Credits)

    • Module code: PSY3019
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    • Core module N

    Aims to increase your understanding of the mysterious and perplexing problems of explaining how we can experience the wo… More

  • Psychology Dissertation (40 Credits)

    • Module code: PSY4001
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    • Core module N
  • Psychology Library Based Dissertation (20 Credits)

    • Module code: PSY4004
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    • Core module N
  • Educational Psychology (20 Credits)

    • Module code: PSY3023
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    • Core module N
  • Psychology of Spirituality, Religion and Wellbeing (20 Credits)

    • Module code: PSY3027
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    • Core module N
  • The Psychology of Advertising (20 Credits)

    • Module code: PSY3025
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    • Core module N
  • Investigating and Applying Memory (20 Credits)

    • Module code: PSY3029
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    • Core module N
Entry Requirements
  • In addition to the standard entry requirements, applicants are normally expected to hold GCSE Mathematics at grade C or above. Typical offers are BBC at A Level or DDM at BTEC.
  • For study at undergraduate level – minimum standard – IELTS6.0 (or equivalent
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 41-45 Months
Course Fee:  12000.00
Course Level:  UNDERGRADUATE
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Park Campus, Boughton Green Rd, Northampton NN2 7AL, UK. Phone:+44 1604 735500
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER