Edinburgh Napier University

BA (Hons) / BSc (Hons) Psychology

Edinburgh Napier University
In Edinburgh

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Important information

Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Edinburgh (Scotland)
Duration 4 Years
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • Duration:
    4 Years
Description

Course introduction:
Psychology is a fascinating social science that gives you insight into individuals and their unique behaviour. It involves learning about memory, language, creativity, personality, social interaction and brain processes. This course gives you a thorough understanding of both the theory and application of psychology and prepares you for a professional career in psychology or any number of career opportunities. The applied focus of the course provides you with the opportunity to specialise in the areas which interest you most.

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Edinburgh (Midlothian/Edinburghshire)
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Craiglockhart Campus, EH14 1DJ

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· Requirements

Minimum year 1 SQA Higher BBBB including English or literary subject*. Standard Grade 2 or National 5 B in Maths (excluding Lifeskills). A Level BCC including English or literary subject*. GCSE Grade B in Maths. Irish Leaving Certificate B1, B2, B2, B2 at Higher Level including English or a literary subject* A2 at Ordinary Level in Maths. BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3 Minimum grades DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) in a related subject. GCSE Grade B in Maths. International Baccalaureate Diploma Award of Diploma with points overall with three HL subjects at...

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What you'll learn on the course

Applied Psychology
Psychology

Course programme

You’ll learn about the latest research and professional practice in areas such as forensic, counselling, sport and health psychology. Before completing your studies, you’ll be able to choose whether to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc) qualification. Both awards are accredited by the British Psychological Society and will make you eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartership, the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist. You’ll develop a range of practical, intellectual, research and transferable skills including psychological and social research methods, group working, communication, critical thinking and problem solving. You'll also gain the skills to source, use and interpret information, design experiments and use related software. This is a full-time course studied over four years. You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions and through independent study. There may also be some opportunities to study abroad. This course is also eligible for the Erasmus exchange programme. What you study Year 1 Researching Psychology 1Psychology Introduction to Sociology Social Psychology Individual Differences One optional module Year 2 Researching Psychology 2 Cognitive Psychology Biological Foundations of Behaviour Psychology of Child Development An applied psychology option and an employability option, for example from: Volunteering and Employability Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology Learning Disabilities and Mental Health Animal Behaviour Year 3 Researching Psychology 3 Social Psychology Brain and Cognition Individual Differences Two applied psychology options, for example from: Counselling Psychology Applied Psychology for Health and Wellbeing Intermediate Sport Psychology Work Psychology Forensic Psychology 1 Year 4 Honours project Psychology of Lifespan Development Three applied psychology options, for example from: Critical Psychology Forensic Psychology 2 Health, Lifestyle and Exercise Behaviour Advances in Animal Behaviour Abnormal Psychology Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study. You can view a list of all current modules in our module catalogue.

Additional information

Many employers recognise the value of a degree in psychology for the high level of diverse skills it develops so you can expect many varied job opportunities. Traditional areas of psychology, requiring further study include: clinical psychology educational psychology occupational psychology health psychology forensic psychology counselling You’ll be able to use your skills in other careers such as: marketing and market research occupational therapy sales personnel management postgraduate teacher training social work You could also continue on to postgraduate study, including possible PhD study within the school and a further academic career.

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