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Psychology

Duration
3 Years
Study mode
Full-time
Attendance
Study on site
Qualification
BSc (Hons)
Course code
C800
Sections

Summary

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Contact

  • Clearing Contact
  •  Tel: 0121 204 4444
  •  Website: www.aston.ac.uk/clearing
  • Availability: Thursday 17th August: 7am-8pm Friday 18th August: 8am-7pm Saturday 19th August: 10am-4pm Monday 21st August: 9am-5pm Tuesday 22nd August 9am - 5pm

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  • 18 September 2017

Open to applicants from:

  •  Open to applicants from England
  •  Open to applicants from Northern Ireland
  •  Open to applicants from Scotland
  •  Open to applicants from Wales
  •  Open to applicants from Rest of EU
  •  Open to applicants from Outside the EU

Why study this course

Psychology is a diverse discipline and appropriately trained psychologists are increasingly in demand in both the public and private sectors. This exciting programme of study, which is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), is designed to provide students with a thorough grounding in the principles and research methods of psychology. In addition to developing the requisite subject-specific knowledge, there is an emphasis on developing a wide range of analytical and communication skills through the use of innovative learning experiences and assessments. Our course has a particularly practical and professional orientation with excellent opportunities to undertake work-based placements during the degree in order to gain graduate level experience and skills whilst still a student. Please note you do not need to apply for both the 3 year and the 4 year course. Both courses have the same entry requirements.

Location

Registry

Aston Triangle

Birmingham

West Midlands

B4 7ET

United Kingdom

Who’s this course for?

This course is designed for students who want to gain an understanding of human behaviour. It is especially useful for those with a desire to work as a professional psychologist. However, it is also suitable for anyone with a scientific or social scientific background who wants to develop a wide range of analytical and communication skills. Note: studying psychology at A-level is not a prerequisite to studying this subject at degree level.

Modular structure

This course is divided into core and elective modules over 3 years (or 4 years if students take a placement). Year 1 modules include: abnormal psychology, psychology & the brain, social psychology and cognitive psychology. Year 2 modules include: cognitive neuropsychology, individual differences, language & communication, and developmental psychology. In addition, across the first two years of the course students take modules in psychological research methods and data analysis. Final year options typically include: health psychology, psychosis, neuropsychiatric disorders, efficacy of psychotherapy, music & the brain, psychology & work, motivation & emotion, and autism.

Equipment needed

Other than textbooks, students are not required to provide any of the equipment required for this course.

Skills and experience gained

Students taking this course will gain a wide variety of skills relating directly to psychological research (both quantitative and qualitative approaches) and counselling skills, as well as transferable skills like data analysis, report writing, effective presentation, problem-solving and team work. During their 3rd year, students will be strongly encouraged to take a work-based placement for around 30 - 40 weeks. We have strong links to the business community and to professional psychology and hence are able to provide outstanding opportunities for our students to gain graduate level experience and skills whilst still a student. During their final year, students will work closely with a member of academic staff in order to conduct a substantial piece of psychological research on a topic largely of their own choosing.

After the course

Our Psychology graduates tend to enter business and commercial careers, caring and social careers, teaching and local government careers and many others. Many of our graduates go on to study for higher degrees (e.g. masters and PhD). This further study, combined with supervised practice, is a prerequisite to working as a professional psychologist. The growth of the service sector puts Psychology graduates at a premium and our graduates have gone on to work in organisations including the Civil Service, the Police Service, local government, clinical services within the NHS, Nestlé, Deloitte and IBM.
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