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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
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ABOUT THE COURSE

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, cognition, personality and social behaviour are all central building blocks of the psychological theories that are studied at Liverpool Hope as part of a Psychology degree.

Study with us and you will gain a deeper understanding of the scientific and philosophical underpinnings of psychology. At Liverpool Hope University, high-level, research-oriented teaching is provided by our team of skilled academics. Our staff comprise of active researchers with a wide array of academic interests, ranging from cognitive and brain sciences, developmental, clinical and health, forensic, personality and social processes. You will be taught in our 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.

Studying this degree allows you to learn about the brain, the mind, and behaviour, but first and foremost psychologists learn about our fellow humans. We help you to develop professional skills and tools to understand others’ needs and provide interventions to enhance mental wellbeing. This is all valuable knowledge that can be used for a better and fairer society.

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, you are also expected to spend a number of hours studying independently each week, as well as studying in groups to prepare for any group assessments you may have.

ACCREDITATION

BPS 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. In your final year, you will complete a dissertation research project.

You will be given written feedback on your assessments, and you will have the opportunity to discuss this with your tutor in more detail.

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

*Please note topics marked with a * are studied by single honours students only.


YEAR ONE

  • History of Psychology 
  • Personality Psychology 
  • The Brain and the Central Nervous System 
  • The Self and Society 
  • Research Methods and Analysis 
  • Themes and Debates in Psychology*
  • Replication of Classical Experiments* 
  • Applied Areas of Psychology (e.g. forensic, education, clinical, sport, counselling)*
  • Practical issues in Psychology (including writing experimental programmes)*

YEAR TWO

  • Learning and memory 
  • Language and Communication 
  • Social Cognition 
  • Group processes and dynamics
  • Research Methods and Analysis (including empirical practicals in a range of topics)
  • Clinical Psychology*
  • Psychopathology*
  • Health Promotion*
  • Forensic Psychology*

YEAR THREE

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing 
  • Developmental Psychology (including cognitive, social and moral development)
  • Gender Differences in Cognition 
  • Decision Making and Deductive Reasoning 
  • Creativity
  • Psychopathy of Personality 
  • Social Cognition in Autism 
  • Empirical research project leading to Dissertation 
  • Psychology of Religion*
  • Psychology and Education*
  • Cognitive Neuroscience*
  • Cyber psychology*
  • Psychology of Peace and Conflict*

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS


A-LevelsABB-BBC
UCAS Tariff Points136 - 104
BTECDDD-DMM
Access to HE136 - 104 Tariff Points
IB26
Irish Leaving Certificate136 - 104 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

A degree in Psychology from Liverpool Hope University represents the first step towards a professional career in Psychology. Since the course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), a degree from Liverpool Hope University allows our students to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the Society. Eligibility for GBC is one of the prerequisites to get access to professional training programmes in areas such as Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Occupational Psychology, Educational Psychology, Sport and Exercise Psychology or Forensic Psychology.

Professional training programmes are offered as accredited Doctorates or Master programmes by universities or as qualification programmes by the BPS. In addition, psychologists work as academics at universities, as researchers and teachers of psychology. Finally, with their interest in working with people and their good research, problem solving and communication skills, graduates of Psychology are also well placed in many other areas such as health and social care, marketing, management and personal resources.

ENHANCEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

SALA

The Service and Leadership Award 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 2018/19 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 webpages 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 2018/19 are £11,400 for full-time undergraduate courses.

Visit our International fees page for more information.

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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)
  • Regular guest speakers from the UK and overseas

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