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BSc (Hons)Psychology

University of Bradford
United Kingdom, Bradford
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Bradford offers a single Honours BSc Psychology degree. This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, provided the minimum standard qualification of second-class Honours is achieved. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

Teaching on the course includes lectures, small group seminars and laboratory-based practicals where you will have the opportunity to participate in and organise psychological research.

In the first year you will be given a foundation in a number of ‘core’ subjects such as social psychology, research methods, cognitive psychology, psychobiology and perception, lifespan development and personality. Practical classes will give you training in quantitative, laboratory-based and experimental methodology in psychology. Alongside these core areas a Psychology of Learning and Study module will ensure that you develop your abilities to evaluate and manage your own learning.

In the second year, you will study new topics such as developmental psychology, and personality and individual differences. There is greater emphasis on original practical work, and you will start to design and carry out your own investigations in the Psychology Laboratories. You will continue to develop experimental skills but you will also study and use qualitative methods; observational techniques, interviewing and more critical modes of inquiry such as discourse analysis.

In Year Three we offer a wide choice of options which may include: Forensic Psychology, Psychological Health and Treatment Interventions, Occupational and Business Psychology, Advanced Neuroscience, Advanced Problems in Visual Perception, and the Psychology of Health and Eating Behaviour. You will also complete a dissertation under the direction of an academic staff member with relevant expertise, which will comprise half of the work for the final year.

Programme structure

Year one:

Lifespan Development & Personality
Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
The Psychology of Learning & Study
Psychobiology and Perception I
Essentials of Social Psychology
Cognitive Psychology 1

Year two:

Cognitive Psychology 2
Social Psychology
Quantitative Research Methods and Data Analysis
Methodological Issues and Qualitative Research
Developmental Psychology
Personality and Individual differences
Psychobiology and Neuroscience

Year three:

Research Project in Psychology
Psychological Health and Treatment Interventions
Forensic Psychology
Occupational and Business Psychology
Advanced Issues in Neuropsychology
Psychology of Health and Eating

Career opportunities

The university has an excellent graduate employment record, with 89% of the 2009 BPS-accredited graduates were in Psychology in employment or further study in six months after graduating.

An ability to examine issues in depth and to make constructive judgements on them is required in any number of careers, as is the capacity to work in groups to resolve problems, or research issues. Both are important aspects of these courses, and both are highly valued by employers.

There are a wide range of opportunities available in local authorities, social service departments, voluntary sector organisations, advice centres, health and housing, the civil and public services and private organisations, as well as graduates going on to further study, teaching and research.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 2, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States