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DC208
Psychology

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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Psychology is concerned with all aspects of behaviour and the thoughts, feelings and motivations underlying such behaviour.

This course approaches the story of psychology in a scientific way. Core subjects include research, design and quantitative methods, cognitive psychology, social psychology, personality and individual differences, educational psychology, sports psychology, health psychology.

Students may also select optional subjects from a range of disciplines. The inter-faculty aspect of the course ensures grounding both in psychology and a variety of applied areas

 

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In this course there is  significant emphasis on the application of psychology, in experimental, practical, survey and observational work.

There is also an opportunity for a work experience placement (INTRA) either at home or abroad.

Graduates enter careers in the Commuinty, Busines, Education and Healthcare sectors, or pursue post graduate studies in Psychology



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