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PSYCHOLOGY BSC (HONS)

UCAS Code: C800|Duration: 3 years|Full Time|Hope Park|UCAS Campus Code: L46
Accredited|International students can apply|Study Abroad opportunities
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Curriculum
Entry Requirements
Careers
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ABOUT THE COURSE

In the Department of Psychology at Liverpool Hope University, we study how people think, feel and behave. Psychology is based on scientific principles and involves a range of teaching, reading and practical work to investigate how people perceive the world, structure their thinking, solve problems, interact with other people and much more.

Study with us and you will join a department that provides research-oriented teaching by lecturers with publications a wide range of national and international scientific journals. Teaching is in classrooms, lecture theatres and state-of-the-art research laboratories. Liverpool Hope's Health Sciences Building includes a colour vision lab, an Eye Tracker lab, an EEG lab, an fNIRS lab, a “Child Lab” with full observation equipment, as well as booths for cognition and perception experiments, and dedicated space and software for proficient transcription.

You will develop comprehensive statistical and qualitative analytical skills during the process of your studies, and alongside this, will be steered from being a dependent learner to an independent learner fully equipped to undertake your own research dissertation in your honours year.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Teaching on this degree is structured into lectures, where all students are taught together, seminars of smaller groups of around 15-20 students, and tutorials which typically have no more than 10 students. You also have the opportunity to have a one-to-one meeting with your tutor each week.

If you are studying Psychology as a Single Honours degree, in your first year of study there are approximately 12 teaching hours each week, which reduces to approximately 10 teaching hours in your second and third years. If you are studying Psychology as a Combined Honours degree, in your first year of study there are approximately 6 teaching hours each week, which reduces to approximately 5 teaching hours in your second and third years.

On top of teaching hours, first year students have a fieldwork placement for three days at our Plas Caerdeon facility in North Wales, and will also undertake an observational study over a day at Chester Zoo. Throughout your studies, on top of teaching hours you are also expected to spend a number of hours each week reading, collecting and analysing data, and undertaking assignments through materials on Moodle, our VLE.

ACCREDITATION

British Psychological Society logoOur degree 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.

ASSESSMENT AND FEEDBACK

During your three years of study, you will have a number of assessments, including written exams, essays, reports, portfolios, presentations and assessed laboratory work, both as an individual, as a team member, culminating in a individual research dissertation.

Electronic written feedback is provided for all coursework, with an opportunity to discuss this with your tutor in more detail, if required.

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

Our integrated curriculum follows topics outlined by the British Psychology Society. Please note topics marked with a * are studied by single honours students only.


YEAR ONE

  • The Brain and the Central Nervous System
  • The Self and Society
  • Personality Psychology
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Themes and Debates in Psychology*
  • Replication of Classical Experiments*
  • Practical issues in Psychology (including writing experimental programmes)*

YEAR TWO

  • Learning and Memory
  • Language and Communication
  • Social Cognition
  • Group processes
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Clinical Psychology*
  • Psychopathology*
  • Health Promotion*
  • Forensic Psychology*
  • Cyberpsychology*

YEAR THREE

  • Research project leading to Dissertation
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Decision Making and Deductive Reasoning
  • Creativity
  • Psychopathy of Personality
  • Social Cognition in Autism
  • Psychology of Religion*
  • Psychology and Education*
  • Cognitive Neuroscience*
  • Psychology of Peace and Conflict*

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS


A-LevelsBBB-BBC
UCAS Tariff Points120-112. UCAS Tariff points must come from a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent). Additional points can be made up from a range of alternative qualifications
BTECDDM-DMM
Access to HE120 - 112 Tariff Points
IB26
Irish Leaving Certificate120 - 112 Tariff Points from Higher Level qualifications only
Welsh BaccalaureateThis qualification can only be accepted in conjunction with other relevant qualifications
Subject RequirementsIn addition, you should have a minimum of GCSE grade C (Grade 4 or above in the new grading system) in Mathematics (or equivalent).

INTERNATIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Specific Country RequirementsSelect your country
IELTS6.0 overall (with reading and writing at 6.0) and no individual score lower than 5.5

CAREERS

Successful Psychology graduates are eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Pyschological Society. This is a prerequisite for professional training programmes in Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Occupational Psychology, Educational Psychology, Sport and Exercise Psychology or Forensic Psychology.

In addition, Liverpool Hope Psychology graduates have professional transferrable skills that mean you can gain employment in a wide range of careers, in addition to traditional psychology careers.

ENHANCEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

SALA

The Service and Leadership Award (SALA) is offered as an extra-curricular programme involving service-based experiences, development of leadership potential and equipping you for a career in a rapidly changing world. It enhances your degree, it is something which is complimentary but different and which has a distinct ‘value-added’ component. Find out more on our Service and Leadership Award page.


Study Abroad

As part of your degree, you can choose to spend either a semester or a full year of study at one of our partner universities as part of our Study Abroad programme. Find out more on our Study Abroad page.


TUITION FEES

The tuition fees for 2019/20 are £9,250 for full-time undergraduate courses.

If you are a student from the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands, your tuition fees will also be £9,250.

The University reserves the right to increase Home and EU Undergraduate and PGCE tuition fees in line with any inflationary or other increase authorised by the Secretary of State for future years of study.

ADDITIONAL COSTS

On top of your tuition fees, you need approximately £250 for the purchasing of key textbooks. There may also be a cost for any fieldtrips; details of costs will be given to you with plenty of notice.

There is a small cost for student BPS membership, and once you graduate, there is a registration fee and annual fee thereafter for Graduate Membership – full details of costs can be found on the BPS website.

You will also need to consider the cost of your accommodation each year whilst you study at university. Visit our accommodation pages for further details about our Halls of Residence.

SCHOLARSHIPS

We have a range of scholarships to help with the cost of your studies. Visit our scholarships page to find out more.

INTERNATIONAL TUITION FEES

The International tuition fees for 2019/2020 entry will be released in due course.

Visit our International fees page for more information.

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Department of Psychology

GOOD TO KNOW:

  • Taught in our Health Sciences Building with state-of-the-art laboratories and specialist equipment
  • 86% of the Psychology Department’s research activity is internationally excellent or recognised (REF2014)
  • All teaching staff are research-active

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