Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Faculty of Health, Education and Society
Psychology BSc (Hons)
3 year: C800 4 year: C801
Full Time: 3 Years
Foundation: 4 Years
Part Time: 4 - 6 Years
Fees UK 22/23:
Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,500 per 20 credit module
Integrated Foundation Year: £9,250
Fees International 22/23:
Full Time £14,000
Integrated Foundation Year: £14,000
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Our British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited psychology degree is the first in the country to incorporate the rapidly growing field of Positive Psychology throughout all three years. As part of this contemporary approach, you will study wellbeing, happiness and what makes life most worth living. You will learn how psychology can bring about positive change in countless aspects of everyday and professional life. This change can be seen in social and business development, education, communication, mental health, crime and the clinical contexts.
Throughout the BSc Psychology degree at UON, you will learn about the workings of the brain in real-world contexts, health and disease. You will explore the human mind and how our thoughts, feelings and beliefs motivate and influence our behaviour. You will have the opportunity to study areas as diverse as forensic psychology, social and organisational psychology, parapsychology, the human animal and neuroscience of the mind.
During your second and third year of BSc Psychology, you will have opportunities to choose from a range of specialist optional modules. Your choices will allow you to explore your developing interests in greater depth. The inclusion of an optional placement year also offers you the chance to experience the world of work, allowing you to apply your learning to the real world. Throughout the programme, you will be taught theory alongside practical elements which will be relevant and applicable to a wide range of careers that psychology graduates can pursue.
Professional Accreditation: British Psychological Society (BPS)
- British Psychological Society (BPS) accreditation
- Teaching staff with extensive academic, research and professional practice experience
- Access to our dedicated and specialist Psychology laboratories for your studies and research View our Observation Suite tour.
- Small group, interactive and experiential teaching approaches adopted using a blend of face to face and online delivery to ensure student learning is social, inclusive and engaging
- Option to study the course as a part time psychology degree
- Large range of specialist optional modules to choose from
- An optional work placement year in local businesses or NHS recognised placement providers, such as St Andrews Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital
- Option of continuing on to applied Masters degrees specialising in positive psychology, educational psychology, business and organisational psychology, child and adolescent mental health and counselling
- Broad range of career options and highly transferable graduate employability skills
- HP Laptop and software included with this course for eligible students.* (*See eligibility criteria, terms and conditions apply)
- Guaranteed paid internship with the Northampton Employment Promise
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Our BSc Psychology course has been designed to contribute towards achieving the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goal: SDG3 Good Health and Wellbeing.
You will join a thriving learning community and be taught by a large, diverse and supportive group of research active professionals who are recognised experts in their field. Our tutors are passionate about the role psychology plays in all areas of life. They are motivated to inspire future generations who want to make a difference to society.
While studying for your bachelor’s in psychology, you will learn new ways of understanding how and why people think and act as they do. This course will also equip you with transferable critical and analytical skills that will enhance your employability. Studying Psychology offers you considerable flexibility and choice within a supportive environment, through teaching staff and your personal academic tutor.
At the University of Northampton, you will benefit from studying applied Psychology modules, providing valuable work-based learning skills and links to Changemaker. You will have access to excellent facilities and resources for research. Research areas include social, cognitive, biological, developmental and personality psychology.
Our single honours psychology degree course allows you to understand and analyse human behaviour, thought and emotions, from many different psychological perspectives. The course provides you with useful experience, especially if you are intending to work in a range of career areas both in and outside of psychology. This experience can be applied to educational psychology, clinical psychology, teaching and research.
BSc Psychology at UON can be taken as a full time or part time psychology degree. If you are studying this course full-time you will take 120 credits worth of modules for each stage for three years. Some modules are mandatory whilst others are selected from a range of options. In stage one important core ideas, evidence and methods are introduced. This basic knowledge is built upon in stages two and three to foster an advanced understanding of topics.
In stage one, six compulsory modules permit an excellent grounding in psychology. In one of these modules, you will explore the many ways that psychology is applied to real-world problems. In this module, you will develop your research, thinking and communication skills. You will also be introduced to the major approaches to understanding the mind and human behaviour. This involves studying social, cognitive, biological and developmental psychology. Another module enables you to acquire skills in the design and execution of a range of psychological research methods, the analysis and interpretation of data and report writing. Other modules allow you to develop intra and inter-personal skills, as well as build on your psychological literacy using psychological skills and knowledge to solve real-world problems. Throughout this module, you will be interacting ethically and responsibly with others.
During the second stage, you will take modules in Social and Developmental Psychology as well as Cognitive and Biological Psychology. You will also delve into Personality Psychology, and Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology, covering the key areas and debates within the discipline. There are also modules to expand your knowledge of quantitative and qualitative psychological research and data analysis through carrying out independent and group projects. You can also choose to study The Human Animal, The Psychology of Well Being or The Psychology of Learning and Teaching in Educational Settings.
In stage three, you have the opportunity to specialise in areas of interest and for your potential career preparation. You will have the chance to select from a range of advanced Psychology modules including Forensic Psychology, Educational Psychology, The Psychology of Mental Health and The Psychology of Health. The options are amongst other applied psychological specialisms such as Applying Positive Psychology and Lifespan Development.
There are also modules reflecting the research expertise of our staff, for example, Psychology of Spirituality, Religion and Wellbeing, Neuroscience of Mind, Parapsychology and Anomalous Experiences and Applying Positive Psychology. You will take an empirical dissertation on a subject of your choice with one-to-one guidance from a psychology lecturer. The dissertation allows you to immerse yourself in a topic of your choice, subject to staff approval. It provides the opportunity to put into practice the research skills that you have acquired throughout the course.
Please note the modules shown here relate to the academic year 22/23. The modules relating to the academic year 23/24 will be available from June 2023.
Psychology in Practice (20 Credits)
Module code: PSY1001Status: CompulsoryThis module introduces students to applications of psychological knowledge in the real world. It aims to help students acquire knowledge and understanding of theory and research relating to key topics in Applied Psychology and to develop the critical skills necessary to the evaluation of different approaches within Applied Psychology.
Introduction to Psychology (20 Credits)
Module code: PSY1003Status: CompulsoryThe purpose of this module is to provide students with a broad understanding of psychology by introducing four core areas (social, developmental, cognitive and biological psychology). Students will develop critical thinking and evaluative skills of psychological material by focusing on theory, empirical research and real-life examples.
Investigating Psychology (20 Credits)
Module code: PSY1004Status: CompulsoryThe purpose of this module is to promote reflective critical thinking and evaluation skills using a wide variety of psychological materials, and develop student confidence in evaluating and conducting Psychological research.
Becoming a Psychologist (20 Credits)
Module code: PSY1006Status: CompulsoryThe purpose of this module is to provide a fundamental introduction to research design, analysis and interpretation in psychology. Students need to understand common methods of investigation, in order to appreciate the source and context of theories and research findings encountered in specific subject areas studied in other psychology modules.
Positive Psychology (20 Credits)
Module code: PSY1011Status: CompulsoryThis module aims to develop student?s intra-and-inter-personal skills through exploring Positive Psychology theory and application and increasing self-awareness. Throughout the module, you will gain understanding for how these are experienced, how we relate to them, and what psychology has begun to understand about them.
Psychology for Life (20 Credits)
Module code: PSY1012Status: CompulsoryThe purpose of this module is to be personally relevant to students? psychological studies and enable them to start to build psychological literacy - using psychological skills and knowledge to solve real-world problems and interact ethically and responsibly with others.
- Psychology in Practice (20 Credits)
Independent Practical Work (20 Credits)
Module code: PSY2003Status: CompulsoryThe purpose of this module is to develop students? skills in collaboratively and independently developing research questions, conducting psychological research, performing data analyses, drawing appropriate conclusions and reporting empirical research.
Research Methods and Statistics (20 Credits)
Module code: PSY2005Status: CompulsoryThe purpose of this module is to continue development in research skills established in ?Becoming a Psychologist? (PSY1006). Students will increase psychological competency in preparation for the dissertation via engaging in ethical thinking and enhancing core skills at all levels of the research process
The Human Animal (20 Credits)
Module code: PSY2006Status: DesignateThe aim of this module is to introduce students to the notion that our understanding of human beings, their thinking and behaviour, can be enhanced if we understand them in terms of their biology, evolution and ecology. Principles of evolution will be applied to a variety of psychological mechanisms.
The Psychology of Well-being (20 Credits)
Module code: PSY2007Status: DesignateThe objective of this module is to further develop the knowledge acquired in Positive Psychology (PSY1011) by specifically considering the application of theories to a range of contexts. The module refers to a range of psychological processes, recognizing the importance of biological, cognitive, emotional and social factors in understanding well-being.
The Psychology of Learning and Teaching in Educational Settings (20 Credits)
Module code: PSY2025Status: DesignateThe purpose of this module is to enable students to view education from a psychological perspective and to become aware of the ways in which Psychology can be used to understand and to improve learning and teaching. Students will spend time observing and/or participating in an educational environment, which could be a school, college, training environment or other relevant setting.
Biological and Cognitive Psychology: Mechanisms of the Mind (20 Credits)
Module code: PSY2029Status: DesignateThe purpose of this module is to build on the introduction to biological and cognitive approaches in psychology provided in Introduction to Psychology (PSY1003). It introduces new and more complex material with a view to developing students' knowledge, understanding and critical appreciation of the theories and research applied in these approaches
Development and Society (20 Credits)
Module code: PSY2030Status: CompulsoryThe purpose of this module is to build on the Social and Developmental Psychology material introduced in the Level 4 module PSY1003 - Introduction to Psychology. This module covers contemporary and critical perspectives related to development across the lifespan within complex social worlds and will be of interest to students wishing to deepen their knowledge of theories, research and methods in Social and Developmental Psychology.
Personality & the Fundamentals of Psychology (20 Credits)
Module code: PSY2031Status: CompulsoryThe purpose of this module is to build upon material presented at Level 4 by tracing the historical development of Psychology as an academic discipline and exploring key theories and research in personality and individual differences. Special consideration will be given to conceptual issues that continue to generate debate.
- Independent Practical Work (20 Credits)
Psychology of Mental Health (20 Credits)
Module code: PSY3004Status: DesignateThis module aims to explore contemporary understandings of mental health and experience of individuals with mental health disorders. The module explores social, ethical, and scientific issues around the field of mental health and offers an environment for students to engage in critical analysis and debate.
Parapsychology and Anomalous Experiences (20 Credits)
Module code: PSY3007Status: DesignateThe purpose of this module is to explore in depth two areas of psychology concerned with the important, yet often poorly understood areas of experimental parapsychology and the psychology of anomalous experience
The Psychology of Health (20 Credits)
Module code: PSY3013Status: DesignateThe purpose of this module to build on curriculum provided in Psychology in Practice (PSY1001) surrounding the Health Psychology profession and application of theoretical models from Health Psychology and allied professions (e.g. medicine). Health Psychology advances the health care system and aids formulation of policy, alongside focusing service provisions for individuals and communities.
Forensic Psychology (20 Credits)
Module code: PSY3016Status: DesignateThe purpose of this module is to expand knowledge and understanding on the perspective of forensic psychology drawing upon theoretical and practical understandings.
Educational Psychology (20 Credits)
Module code: PSY3023Status: DesignateThe purpose of this module is to develop an understanding and critical appreciation of relevant theory, research and practice within Educational Psychology, and provide the opportunity for advanced study of the psychology of education with practical experience of applying such knowledge in an educational context.
Understanding the Social World (20 Credits)
Module code: PSY3024Status: DesignateThe purpose of this module is to consider some of the key topics within Psychology from the perspective of Critical Psychology and Discursive Psychology (eg research methods, clinical and abnormal Psychology, Social Psychology). This module examines the role of Psychology in the development and maintenance of the established order in society, and the ways in which psychology has been shaped by the historical, economic, personal and social context in which it operates.
Psychology of Spirituality, Religion and Wellbeing (20 Credits)
Module code: PSY3027Status: DesignateThe purpose of this module is to explore the unique contribution to Psychology provided by the related fields of Transpersonal Psychology and the Psychology of religion. This is achieved by a combination of rigorous academic inquiry with a structured experiential programme of personal, interpersonal, cultural and social development. Transpersonal Psychology and the Psychology of religion are concerned with important aspects of human experience related to spirituality, religious experience and behaviour, personal happiness and wellbeing, with Transpersonal Psychology emphasising experiential and transformative approaches and the Psychology of religion emphasising an application of mainstream psychological approaches and normative descriptions. The module offers students the opportunity to engage fully in a process of personal, transpersonal and social development (Integral Transpersonal Development / ITD) designed for this module.
Lifespan Development (20 Credits)
Module code: PSY3053Status: DesignateThe purpose of this module is to develop a critical appreciation of the strengths and limitations of key psychological theory and research in the area of lifespan development, and develop knowledge and understanding of a range of psychological issues relevant to children?s, adolescent?s and adult?s lives.
Neuroscience of Mind (20 Credits)
Module code: PSY3054Status: DesignateThis module builds on the biological approaches to Psychology introduced in the second year Biological Psychology module PSY2011. It introduces newer and more complex material with a view to developing students? knowledge, understanding and critical appreciation of the theories and methods applied in these approaches.
Applying Positive Psychology (20 Credits)
Module code: PSY3055Status: DesignateThe purpose of this module is to build on, and extend, the knowledge acquired by students at levels four and five. It will examine, critically, the impact of positive psychological processes in families, organizations and communities and evaluate how these may help or hinder the development of individual and collective strengths.
The Psychology of Work and Organisations (20 Credits)
Module code: PSY3063Status: DesignateThis module introduces the principal theories and applications of occupational psychology. It is designed to help students develop a critical understanding of theories and a systematic approach to appliations of psychology, and promotes the development of employability skills that will give students a competitive edge in the labour market.
Psychology Dissertation (40 Credits)
Module code: PSY4001Status: DesignateThe dissertation builds on and expands students' prior knowledge of research methodology acquired at levels 4 and 5. It aims to foster the development of expertise in methodology and skills in the planning, conduct and write-up of research reports. This form of independent, experiential learning will require students to ask logical questions to diagnose and define problems, generate and implement solutions and evaluate the effectiveness of their action-outcomes. It therefore develops in the students the ability to work independently, and to reflect on the research process.
Psychology Library-Based Dissertation (40 Credits)
Module code: PSY4004Status: DesignateThis module builds on and expands students' prior knowledge of psychological theory and research methodology acquired at levels 4 and 5. It aims to foster the development of expertise in a specific area of psychology and the skills necessary to plan, conduct and write a review of a substantial body of scientific literature. Students will produce a report which should enable a reader to understand the main direction of research under review, the nature of the body of work undertaken in the area, the critical issues addressed and the extent to which they have been resolved. It should also inform the reader of the issues or problems outstanding, point to gaps in the coverage of the subject and advise on areas for further study and research. The module will, therefore, develop students' ability to synthesise and critically evaluate current knowledge on a psychological issue, and to work independently to high standards of scholarship.
- Psychology of Mental Health (20 Credits)
BSc Psychology entry requirements at UON are BBC at A Level or DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma.
In addition, you will be expected to have achieved GCSE Maths at Grade C/4 or above. Domestic equivalencies are not accepted, apart from Access applicants who must take 12 credits of Maths Level 2 or 6 credits of Maths Level 3 as part of their Access course. International equivalences will be reviewed on application.
Integrated Foundation Year (IFY) Entry Requirements
The standard entry requirements for the Integrated Foundation Year are DEE at A level or MPP at BTEC.
For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.
English Language Requirements
All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:
IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at undergraduate level
For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.
For information on how to apply to study with us as an International student, please see our How to Apply for International Study page.
2022/23 Tuition Fees
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 22/23 only. They may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
- UK – Full Time: £9,250
- UK – Part Time: £1,500 per 20 credit module
- UK – Integrated Foundation Year (IFY): £9,250 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BA/BSc rate)
- International – Full Time: £14,000
- International – Integrated Foundation Year (IFY): £14,000
2021/22 Tuition Fees
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only. They may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
- UK – Full Time: £9,250
- UK – Part Time: £1,465 per 20 credit module
- UK – Integrated Foundation Year (IFY): £6,780 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BA/BSc rate)
- International – Full Time: £13,000
- International – Integrated Foundation Year (IFY): £13,000
Costs associated with placements such as travel may be incurred throughout your studies depending on where you are based.
Scholarships and Bursaries
For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.
This well-established psychology degree programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.
This means that upon completion of your degree (with an overall classification of a 2:2 or above), you are eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) to the BPS. Acquiring your GBC has a host of benefits for a future career in Psychology. The accredited Psychology degrees at UON mean that you could move into Postgraduate Study in a number of areas in Psychology and beyond, without needing to do a further Psychology Conversion course to obtain GBC status.
Graduate Basis for Chartered (GBC) Membership is considered as the starting point to your career in psychology. Obtaining GBC encompasses many benefits, including access to journals, conferences, and events. You will have the opportunity to enhance your employability through volunteering opportunities and research placements, as well as through the courses focus on analysing human behaviour from many psychological perspectives.
From funded trips to paid internships, all we do at UON is to give you everything you need to make a difference when you leave.
If you join this full time psychology degree at Northampton you will receive a laptop when your course begins. The laptops are built to a bespoke custom specification ideal for use in the seminar room, collaborative group work or studying at home.
Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience. We’re here to ensure that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study, you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.
To check out the full list of perks visit our Student Perks page.
The Integrated Foundation Year (IFY) offers a new and exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.
If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the admissions requirements we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four-year programme that includes an Integrated Foundation Year. The Integrated Foundation Year will help you develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you need to successfully progress to the full award.
Featuring a reduced tuition fee in the first year, our four-year courses will enable you to successfully follow the degree pathway of your choice while gaining essential study skills. The foundation year of your chosen degree will be studied on a full-time basis and is aimed at supporting the transition to higher education. Years two, three and four are then studied as a standard degree programme.
We provide you with an opportunity to experience the world of work through a year-long placement in between Stages 2 and 3 of study. If you choose to take this opportunity, you will spend a whole year (up to 48 weeks) working for local businesses and NHS recognised placement providers. Our placements have included St Andrews Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital.
We offer a lot of support in helping you to find a placement, which can be in the UK or overseas. This invaluable experience helps you to apply your learning in your final year and prepares you for your career.
What our students say:
“Doing a placement year has given me the chance to meet people in the field who have gone through a similar academic journey as mine as well as find out more about next possible steps after university. It will open me up to a lot more opportunities in the future and it has given me the chance to work in a setting where I can expand my knowledge on a specific area of psychology I truly enjoy (brain injury/neuroscience and forensic psychology). I would highly recommend doing a placement year because it will give you great experience in applying knowledge from your subject and give you a deeper understanding of what it is like working in that particular setting. It is also a great way to expand your network by working with people with similar interests as yours”.
Facilities and equipment available:
- Three dedicated psychology technicians available to support students
- Six research cubicles
- Perception lab
- Observation suite
- BioPac MP30, MP36 & MP36r: A tool for measuring EEG, ECG, EDA and Respiration.
- Bitalino smart wearables: enables anyone to create projects for wearable health tracking.
- SmartBCI 18-channel wireless EEG: An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a device used to measure the electrical activity of the brain. An EEG tracks and records brain wave patterns.
- Muse EEG: Muse is a wearable brain sensing headband. The device measures brain activity via 4 electroencephalography sensors.
- Rubber Hand Illusion: The illusion comes on when the real and fake hands are stroked at the same time and speed for a minute or two.
- HTC Vive VR Headsets: The HTC Vive is a virtual reality headset developed by HTC and Valve Corporation. The headset uses “room scale” tracking technology, allowing the user to move in 3D space and use motion-tracked handheld controllers to interact with the environment.
Listed below are some of the key tests you can administer within our psychometrics library:
- Intelligence scales: Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale, Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children, and the Weschler Abbreviated Intelligence Scale x 2
- Personality measures: NEO Five Factor Inventory & PI-R, Eysenck Personality Scales, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Cattell’s 16PF Form (A&B)
- Health Psychology Portfolio
- Mental Health Portfolio
- Measures of Children’s Mental Health & Psychological Well-Being
- Child Behaviour Checklist
- Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking – Verbal/Figural
- Rorschach test
- Witkin’s Group Embedded Figures test
What can I do with a psychology degree?
With a psychology degree, you can specialise within different pathways and develop within an area of your choice in the field of psychology.
Students who study this course may also choose to follow various career paths outside of the psychological profession. With a Psychology degree, you will have gained such an invaluable set of skills and a knowledge base that you can succeed in areas outside of psychology. For example, our graduates are employed in education, the health service, the police force, human resources management, marketing, the civil service, broadcasting, social work and many other professions.
The work-based elements of this programme provide valuable career based skills. As well as our annual Psychology Careers Event, at the University of Northampton, we also offer other volunteering opportunities through our Changemaker Hub, Employability Plus recognition, STEAM Opportunities and support from our careers team.
Upon completion of this Psychology BSc course, and depending on degree classification, you can progress to postgraduate training to obtain British Psychological Society (BPS) ‘chartered’ status (GBC). This status can be obtained through counselling, clinical, educational, occupational, health or forensic psychology. You could pursue a career as an academic psychologist, conducting research and teaching in higher education. More information about psychology careers can be found on the BPS website.
Is psychology a good degree?
One of the main draws for a degree in psychology is that it does not limit you to just working within psychology. Of course, those options are available (and more information about Psychology careers can be found through the BPS website), but the skills that are acquired throughout a Psychology degree are applicable to careers much more broadly. Transferrable skills that you can expect to develop across the course include critical thinking, writing and computer literacy. You will also become an effective communicator in a variety of different channels with thorough and ethical research practices. Many of the skills from a Psychology degree are transferable across many different careers and therefore gives you the opportunity to develop yourself towards any route you would like to pursue.
How long is a psychology degree?
The BSc Psychology route here at the University is between 3-6 years, depending on your availability to study, as you can choose to study this course as a full time or part time degree in psychology. This gives you the time to not only develop a foundational knowledge of psychology and appropriate research skills. You will also be able to develop towards the areas that are of interest to you, and have time to explore career opportunities and areas of expertise, alongside our staff team.
Are there work placements?
There are multiple points throughout this Psychology BSc course where there are opportunities for work placements. During stage one, there is a short work placement to complete as part of a module assessment. Following from here, there are work placement opportunities within our Education focused modules at stages two and three. We also run an optional placement year, between stages two and three, giving you the opportunity to strengthen career skills alongside your degree, should you so wish.
How will I learn?
The teaching methods of this Psychology degree include an innovative, active blended approach to learning. These methods make the acquisition of knowledge more dynamic and flexible for students than ever before. This involves face-to-face seminars, tutorials, practical or laboratory workshops and computer assisted learning. Independent and group work will be supplemented with online seminars, self-directed learning and virtual tasks.
You are encouraged to actively engage and participate with your course material both online and in class discussions to further enhance your learning. This includes a willingness to complete independent study alongside attending your classes. Practical work represents an important component of the Psychology course in each of your three years of study. Throughout the course, you are exposed to different research approaches and will develop an ability to apply both quantitative and qualitative techniques to research questions. We have extensive online resources that support face-to-face contact in class.
You are taught by experienced, well-qualified staff that are experts within their disciplines. Staff in the Subject Group are active researchers, producing research that is nationally and internationally recognised.
How am I assessed?
A variety of assessment strategies are used at each level to ascertain your level of competence in a range of academic and transferable skills. These strategies include essays, practical reports, multiple-choice tests, oral presentations, time-constrained essays, seen and unseen examinations, critical reviews, group project work, patchwork blogs, audio-visual presentations, and reflective reports, for example.
Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Faculty of Health, Education and Society
Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Faculty of Health, Education and Society
Lecturer in Psychology
As the course leader for BSc Psychology, Jordan teaches and researches a variety of topics within Cognitive Psychology. She has particular expertise and interest in dementia, physical activity and the brain, cognitive ageing; and accessing lifestyle interventions. Jordan welcomes any questions about the course, so please feel free to get in touch.
Careers and Employability
There is a broad set of career options available to students who study this BSc Psychology degree, as you are able to specialise within a specific type of psychology.
Some examples of job roles that come from studying this field include:
- Counselling psychologist
- Educational psychologist
- Forensic psychologist
- Further education teacher
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