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Psychology BSc (Hons)

Durham University

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Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    C800

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    6th

  • Subject Ranking

    12th

    7 (Psychology)
  • Entry Standards

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    182

  • Graduate Prospects

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    74

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

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    3.96

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BSc (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    28-SEP-20

Course Summary

Durham’s Psychology Department is a department with excellence in both research and teaching. This research strength extends across the wide variety of academic interests of the Department’s staff, from child health and development, perception, cognitive and behavioural neuroscience to the evolutionary basis of behaviour. The wide range and quality of the research interests of the staff in the Department allows us to offer a broad range of final-year option courses. Our breadth of research strength means that you are guaranteed to be taught by some of the leading figures in their field of research. Furthermore, as an expanding department, we expect that the range of opportunities for students will grow over the coming years.Our BSc (Hons) course in Psychology follows the British Psychological Society (BPS) guidelines with an extensive range of options in the final year, drawing both from work in fundamental scientific research and in applied psychology. These final year modules include topics in social psychology, developmental psychology, cognition and behavioural neuroscience, as well as neurorehabilitation, education and health.Excellent research facilities are available, including a virtual reality suite, developmental testing facilities, and EEG labs. You are encouraged to get involved in experiments being carried out by your lecturers, thus gaining a deeper and more hands-on understanding of the issues you are learning about in your degree, and adding to your contextual experience.Psychology is essentially concerned with understanding the mind and behaviour in humans and non-human animals, and it is closely related to a wide range of other disciplines, including biology, anthropology, philosophy and education. You will get the chance to study people in terms of their internal mental processes, the biological mechanisms that underlie their behaviour, and the social and developmental context in which they act. The degree provides the opportunity for the development of extensive subject-specific and transferable skills.You will take modules to the value of 120 credits each year.**Year 1**In the first year, you will take three core modules in Psychology:Introduction to Psychology 1: Cognitive and Biological Psychology (20 credits)Introduction to Psychology 2: Developmental and Social Psychology (20 credits)Introduction to Psychological Research (40 credits).In addition, you will take the following compulsory tutorial-based module:Classic Papers: A Tutorial Introduction to Psychological Science (20 credits).The above compulsory Psychology modules count for 100 of your 120 credits (three single modules, plus the double module), so in addition, you may choose:**Year 2**In the second year, you will build upon your first year and complete 120 credits of compulsory Psychology modules:Modules in the core areas of Psychology: Abnormal Psychology, Biological, Cognitive, Developmental, Individual Differences, and, Social Psychology (6 x 10 credits)A tutorial-based module on Contemporary Issues in Psychology (20 credits)Research Methods in Psychology (20 credits)Statistics for Psychology (20 credits).**Year 3**In your final year, you may choose to take modules to the value of up to 80 credits in Psychology. Alternatively, you may choose 60 credits in Psychology and modules up to the value of 20 credits from another department (including Modern Foreign Languages). In Psychology, we offer a range of 10 and 20 credit modules. In addition to your chosen modules to the value of 80 credits, you will carry out and write up your own Research Project (Psychology Dissertation), supervised by a member of staff. The range of possible topics is very wide and research can take place in settings such as schools or hospitals, as well as in research labor

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  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
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  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Access to HE Diploma

Grades / Points

AAA

Details

Specific subjects excluded for entry:General Studies and Critical Thinking.Information:Applicants taking Science A-levels that include a practical component will be required to take and pass this as a condition of entry. This refers only to English A Levels.

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

6th

About this University

At Durham University, students have a choice of a wide range of courses, access to research-informed teaching by world-leading experts, outstanding study facilities and a great experience outside of their studies. The collegiate system is at the heart of the distinctive Durham experience, offering a diverse, multidisciplinary community of academics, students and staff from different backgrounds and cultures.

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College of St Hild and St Bede

St Hild and St Bede

Durham

DH1 1SZ

UNITED KINGDOM