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Psychology

UCAS Code: C800 Duration: 3 years

Overview

Hear from one of our tutors about studying Psychology at Liverpool Hope.

BPS LogoPsychology is the exciting scientific study of the mind and behaviour. Psychologists investigate how people perceive the world, structure their thinking, solve problems, interact with other people and much more. Concepts such as perception, memory, personality and interpersonal relationships are central concepts in the psychological theories you will study. Psychology has a major impact on society in many aspects of public life, including health, education, occupation, economy and justice.

The Psychology Department offers a comprehensive undergraduate programme in Psychology (Single and Combined Honours).

Our programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and upon completion of your studies you will become eligible for Graduate Basis of Chartered Membership (GBC). This will give you access to the postgraduate training courses of the BPS and will be your first major step in becoming a professional psychologist. In addition to high quality teaching, we are known for the pastoral care and academic encouragement we provide for our students that help them to achieve, often beyond initial expectations.

Why choose this subject?

  • The programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society. This gives access to post-graduate training programmes in professional areas of psychology offered by the Society.
  • 93% of students were satisfied overall with Psychology at Liverpool Hope University (National Student Survey 2015).
  • The focus on theories, research and applications in Psychology provides a global understanding of the subject.
  • Strong methodological work is strength of psychological research. Therefore, research skills of Psychology graduates are highly valued transferable skills in a lot of other fields.
  • The department has excellent research facilities including labs for experiments in cognition and perception, a colour vision lab, an Eye tracker lab, an EEG lab, an fNIRS lab, observational and transcription labs.
  • The Department has a vibrant student-led Psychology Society which stages events and supports students with their academic and social life.
  • 86% of the Psychology Department’s research activity is internationally excellent or recognised (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

 

Subject Guides

You can read more about studying Psychology at Liverpool Hope in our Psychology subject guides.

Psychology Subject Guide 2016

Psychology Subject Guide 2017

 

The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below.

Psychology

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

Level 1

All Psychology students (single and combined honours) will study a 60 credit, year-long course called Foundations of Psychology, plus a 60 credit course from another subject.

The Psychology course consists of a broad introduction to basic and applied topics of Psychology and Research Methods.

Level 2

All Psychology (single and joint honours) study the core topics that the British Psychological Society (BPS) considers as fundamental for a Psychology degree. The core topics include Biological, Cognitive and Social Psychology as well as Research Methods & Statistics. In addition, single honours students will have the opportunity to choose optional elements in accordance with their interests and career plans. Students can choose two out of three optional courses per semester. Options include topics such as Evolutionary Psychology, Health and Clinical Psychology, Applied Psychology, Perception and Action, Psychopathology and Current Issues in Psychological Research.

Level 3

All students will continue with the study of the core topics as defined by the BPS. This includes Developmental Psychology, Personality and Individual Differences and a major Empirical Research Project carried out under supervision.

The research project leads to the Dissertation. In addition, single honours students will have again the opportunity to choose Optional Courses in accordance with their interests and career plans.

The options cover a variety of different areas in basic and applied research such as Cognitive Neuroscience, Learning, Expertise and Talent, Psychology of Peace and Conflict, Psychology of Religion, Work Psychology, Psychology and Education, Applied Issues in Sport Psychology and Social Issues in Sport Psychology.

Assessment

This course includes a range of assessments so that students can demonstrate their competence in a variety of situations and formats. Assessments include written exams, computer-based exams, presentations, coursework, group projects, individual projects, and participation in research activities.

You may also be interested in...

Health and Wellbeing

Human Biology

Social Policy

Sociology

Sport Psychology

Entry Requirements

2016 Entry Requirements

For further information please contact the Clearing hotline on 0151 291 3899.

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - BBB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

In addition, applicants should have a minimum of GCSE grade C (Grade 4 or above in the new grading system) in Mathematics (or equivalent).

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BBC or above
  • Two A Levels with grades AB and one AS Level grade A
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points

If you have any questions about your qualification, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Psychology is available as a BSc Single Honours course UCAS code C800

It is also available to study as a combined honours degree in combination with the following subjects:

Psychology and Accounting & Finance (BA) UCAS code N4C8
Psychology and Art & Design History (BA) UCAS code VC38
Psychology and Biology (BSc) UCAS code CC18
Psychology and Childhood & Youth (BA) UCAS code LC98
Psychology and Christian Theology (BA) UCAS code VC68
Psychology and Computer Science (BSc) UCAS code S5D5
Psychology and Creative Writing (BA) UCAS code C278
Psychology and Criminology (BA) UCAS code LC38
Psychology and Dance (BA) UCAS code W5C8
Psychology and Early Childhood (BA) UCAS code CXV3
Psychology and English Language (BA) UCAS code CQ83
Psychology and Film & Visual Culture (BA) UCAS code F567
Psychology and Geography (BSc) UCAS code FLC8
Psychology and Health & Wellbeing UCAS code L5C8
Psychology and History (BA) UCAS code VC1V
Psychology and Information Technology (BSc) UCAS code GC58
Psychology and International Relations UCAS code LC2V
Psychology and Law (BA) UCAS code MC18
Psychology and Marketing (BA) UCAS code NC80
Psychology and Mathematics (BSc) UCAS code GC18
Psychology and Music (BA) UCAS code WC38
Psychology and Nutrition (BSc) UCAS code CB84
Psychology and Sociology (BA) UCAS code LC83
Psychology and Special Educational Needs (BA) UCAS code XC18
Psychology and Sport and Physical Education (BSc) UCAS code CC86
Psychology and World Religions (BA) UCAS code CV68

 

Employability

A degree in Psychology from Liverpool Hope prepares you to take the next step towards a professional career in Psychology. Your degree will confer eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society, so you can apply for training as a professional psychologist.

The main areas include clinical, educational, forensic, counselling, health and occupational psychology. Studying Psychology also develops a number of transferable skills that are highly valued by employers in many areas such as health and social care, marketing and PR, human resources and education.

Overview

Hear from one of our tutors about studying Psychology at Liverpool Hope.

BPS LogoPsychology is the exciting scientific study of the mind and behaviour. Psychologists investigate how people perceive the world, structure their thinking, solve problems, interact with other people and much more. Concepts such as perception, memory, personality and interpersonal relationships are central concepts in the psychological theories you will study. Psychology has a major impact on society in many aspects of public life, including health, education, occupation, economy and justice.

The Psychology Department offers a comprehensive undergraduate programme in Psychology (Single and Combined Honours).

Our programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and upon completion of your studies you will become eligible for Graduate Basis of Chartered Membership (GBC). This will give you access to the postgraduate training courses of the BPS and will be your first major step in becoming a professional psychologist. In addition to high quality teaching, we are known for the pastoral care and academic encouragement we provide for our students that help them to achieve, often beyond initial expectations.

Why choose this subject?

  • The programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society. This gives access to post-graduate training programmes in professional areas of psychology offered by the Society.
  • 93% of students were satisfied overall with Psychology at Liverpool Hope University (National Student Survey 2015).
  • The focus on theories, research and applications in Psychology provides a global understanding of the subject.
  • Strong methodological work is strength of psychological research. Therefore, research skills of Psychology graduates are highly valued transferable skills in a lot of other fields.
  • The department has excellent research facilities including labs for experiments in cognition and perception, a colour vision lab, an Eye tracker lab, an EEG lab, an fNIRS lab, observational and transcription labs.
  • The Department has a vibrant student-led Psychology Society which stages events and supports students with their academic and social life.
  • 86% of the Psychology Department’s research activity is internationally excellent or recognised (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

 

Subject Guides

You can read more about studying Psychology at Liverpool Hope in our Psychology subject guides.

Psychology Subject Guide 2016

Psychology Subject Guide 2017

 

The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below.

Psychology

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

Level 1

All Psychology students (single and combined honours) will study a 60 credit, year-long course called Foundations of Psychology, plus a 60 credit course from another subject.

The Psychology course consists of a broad introduction to basic and applied topics of Psychology and Research Methods.

Level 2

All Psychology (single and joint honours) study the core topics that the British Psychological Society (BPS) considers as fundamental for a Psychology degree. The core topics include Biological, Cognitive and Social Psychology as well as Research Methods & Statistics. In addition, single honours students will have the opportunity to choose optional elements in accordance with their interests and career plans. Students can choose two out of three optional courses per semester. Options include topics such as Evolutionary Psychology, Health and Clinical Psychology, Applied Psychology, Perception and Action, Psychopathology and Current Issues in Psychological Research.

Level 3

All students will continue with the study of the core topics as defined by the BPS. This includes Developmental Psychology, Personality and Individual Differences and a major Empirical Research Project carried out under supervision.

The research project leads to the Dissertation. In addition, single honours students will have again the opportunity to choose Optional Courses in accordance with their interests and career plans.

The options cover a variety of different areas in basic and applied research such as Cognitive Neuroscience, Learning, Expertise and Talent, Psychology of Peace and Conflict, Psychology of Religion, Work Psychology, Psychology and Education, Applied Issues in Sport Psychology and Social Issues in Sport Psychology.

Assessment

This course includes a range of assessments so that students can demonstrate their competence in a variety of situations and formats. Assessments include written exams, computer-based exams, presentations, coursework, group projects, individual projects, and participation in research activities.

You may also be interested in...

Health and Wellbeing

Human Biology

Social Policy

Sociology

Sport Psychology

Entry Requirements

2016 Entry Requirements

For further information please contact the Clearing hotline on 0151 291 3899.

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - BBB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

In addition, applicants should have a minimum of GCSE grade C (Grade 4 or above in the new grading system) in Mathematics (or equivalent).

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BBC or above
  • Two A Levels with grades AB and one AS Level grade A
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points

If you have any questions about your qualification, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Employability

A degree in Psychology from Liverpool Hope prepares you to take the next step towards a professional career in Psychology. Your degree will confer eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society, so you can apply for training as a professional psychologist.

The main areas include clinical, educational, forensic, counselling, health and occupational psychology. Studying Psychology also develops a number of transferable skills that are highly valued by employers in many areas such as health and social care, marketing and PR, human resources and education.

Course Contact Details

Student Recruitment

+44 (0) 151 291 3111

enquiry@hope.ac.uk

Department: Psychology

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