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Psychology 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.
The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below.
Why choose this subject
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.
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.
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.
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.
The standard offer level is a minimum of 300 UCAS points, including a minimum of two A/A2 levels or equivalent. In addition, applicants must have GCSE Mathematics grade C or above (or equivalent).
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 (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 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 Fine Art (BA)||UCAS code W1C8|
|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 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|
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.