BSc (Hons) Psychology

UCAS Code: GRIMC G80 C810 Credit Level: 6 Credit Value: 360 Course Start Date: September Course Duration: 3 years full time
BSc (Hons) Psychology Awarding body

Your Programme

About the BSc (Hons) Psychology programme

The Psychology course at Grimsby is well established and has an excellent reputation for providing high quality provision.  Staff have knowledge in both pure and applied aspects of psychology, with research interests in several areas.

Psychology aims to deliver and credit students with the diverse knowledge and range of skills that make them highly employable across a range of professions that offer real prospects. BSc Psychology aims to deliver skills employers value, such as numerical skills, the ability to understand and work with statistics and to design and conduct research, effective communication and the ability to work productively in teams.   BSc Psychology will allow the student to progress onto master’s programmes not only in psychology but in other subject areas.  Psychology graduates for example, can move into careers in Management, Finance, Social Work, Probation, Prison Services, Health Promotion, Neuroscience, Advertising, Counselling, Education, Health Professions, Human Resources.  They also have the option to progress in professional areas of psychology, such as Forensic Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Sports Psychology and Health Psychology.

Entry Requirements

Applicants required 80 UCAS points at A’ Level, or equivalent or an Access to HE Diploma . However, in line with the widening participation brief, the Institute will also encourage applications from mature students who lack formal Institutional qualifications. All such applicants will be interviewed, set an appropriate piece of work and a judgement made taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience.

What you will learn

Level 4

Compulsory modules

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Study Skills
  • Research Methods 1
  • Memory & Perception
  • Brain & Behaviour
  • Individual differences

Level 5

Compulsory modules

  • Anomalous Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Research Methods 2
  • History of Mental Health & Well-being
  • Developmental Psychology

Level 6

Compulsory modules

  • Dissertation
  • Mental Health & Psychopathology

Choose either:

  • Environmental Psychology – Placement
  • Wellbeing in the Workplace – Placement

Optional modules

  • Economic Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Sports & Exercise Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology 2
  • Cyberpsychology
  • Nutrition & the Psychology of Eating Behaviour
  • Addiction
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuropsychology

Learning & Teaching Methods

The programme has been designed to acknowledge that people on the degree will come from a variety of backgrounds and with a diverse range of skills and academic abilities.  The first-year modules will be designed to help build confidence; the second year will provide a greater focus on autonomous learning and the final year will encourage students to focus on their own areas of interest within Psychology.

 

Students will learn not only by lecture, seminar, and workshops, but also from guest lecturers and volunteering opportunities.  Students will have access to support throughout their studies, this comes not only from module tutors and the programme leader but also from wider Institutional support staff.

 

Teaching will focus on providing classic and contemporary theory and research across the range of core areas within Psychology.  It will also focus on providing students with the skills needed to develop academically, and ensure that students can undertake research following the key principles of the BPS code of ethics and conduct.

Programme Benefits

The Psychology programme at Grimsby offers students the opportunity to use data analysis software that is known and used world-wide.  Students are also given the opportunity to use software for behavioural research; this enables student to design and build their own experiments.

Students will be given the opportunity to undertake dissections to enhance learning on two modules.  There will also be opportunities to work with professional sports groups; as well as undertake profiling on a forensic scene.

What next?

After undertaking a Psychology degree, graduates can undertake a post graduate programme from any of the seven protected titles, these include:  Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Health Psychology, Sports and Exercise Psychology, Educational Psychology, Counselling Psychology, and Occupational Psychology.  However, as this programme is not accredited, students will need to undertake a one-year conversion programme if this is not included within their chosen postgraduate programme.

Psychology is applied to anything that involves people thus giving graduates wider opportunities. Our psychology graduates have established excellent careers within an extensive variety of fields.  For example; the mental health sector, journalism, events management, data analysis, sales, international programme development in education and the creation of consultancy companies in various areas of Psychology.