Psychology and Drama (Joint Honours) BA/BSc (Hons)

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Duration
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Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 25/09/2018

This course is an excellent foundation for practical careers in teaching, devising or the application of of performance techniques in a variety of contexts, alongside due to the learning of human behavior, thought and emotions from very different psychological outlooks to develop a well rounded individual styling of both subjects.

 

Course

Highlights

  • British Psychological Society (BPS) accreditation.
  • Flexible module choices to tailor your degree to your needs.
  • Progression courses available.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

British Psychological Society (BPS)

The course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)* and is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist if that is something you wish to pursue.

*Accreditation applicable to Undergraduate Single Honours Psychology degrees and Joint Honours degrees where Psychology is the major subject.

Course Details

Our Drama course emphasises the use of drama in education, educational and youth theatre, and applied performance approaches that will connect you with national and global practice. You will experience innovative strategies in teaching and learning through drama via an intensive exploration that encompasses practical and theoretical approaches, and performance styles from a range of historical and cultural perspectives.

You will develop knowledge of a range of practices including Process Drama, Story Drama, Applied Performance, Community Theatre, improvisation, devising, and adapting material for a range of young audience, as well as essential literary skills required for textual interpretation, writing and critical analysis. You will have access to excellent studio facilities and Northampton’s nationally recognised Royal & Derngate provides many exciting possibilities for developing practical skills in Youth Theatre leadership and Children’s Theatre in particular.

Read more…

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

This joint honours programme provides an excellent foundation for entry into the competitive professional and academic fields of Psychology and Drama and applies to many professional contexts. With Psychology, after further qualification, you can obtain ‘chartered’ status as a counselling, clinical, educational, occupational, health or forensic psychologist. Also, academic psychologists conduct research and teach in higher education. Our graduates have followed each of these careers. It is widely acknowledged by employers that Psychology degrees provide an excellent grounding for a diverse range of non-psychological careers. Our graduates are employed in education, the health service, the police force, human resources management, marketing, the civil service, broadcasting, social work, performers, directors, stage managers, dramaturges, writers, theatre journalists, community arts administrators and practitioners, as well as teachers and lecturers in the discipline.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

0300 303 2772
+44 (0)1604 892134
+44 (0)1604 892546

Entry Requirements

General entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC.

If you would like more information on how to make an application as a Home or EU student please visit 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:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • Histories and Cultures of Theatre (40 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: DRA1022
    Core Module Y
  • Creating Theatre: Devising, Writing, Adapting (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: DRA1023
    Core Module Y
  • Introduction to Psychology (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSY1003
    Core Module Y
  • Becoming a Psychologist (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSY1006
    Core Module Y
  • Psychology in Practice (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSY1001
    Core Module Y

Course Stats

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Counselling MSc

Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) MSc

Counselling Children and Young People MSc

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

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Updated 25/09/2018

  • This course is an excellent foundation for practical careers in teaching, devising or the application of of performance techniques in a variety of contexts, alongside due to the learning of human behavior, thought and emotions from very different psychological outlooks to develop a well rounded individual styling of both subjects.

     

    Course

    Highlights

    • British Psychological Society (BPS) accreditation.
    • Flexible module choices to tailor your degree to your needs.
    • Progression courses available.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • Our Drama course emphasises the use of drama in education, educational and youth theatre, and applied performance approaches that will connect you with national and global practice. You will experience innovative strategies in teaching and learning through drama via an intensive exploration that encompasses practical and theoretical approaches, and performance styles from a range of historical and cultural perspectives.

    You will develop knowledge of a range of practices including Process Drama, Story Drama, Applied Performance, Community Theatre, improvisation, devising, and adapting material for a range of young audience, as well as essential literary skills required for textual interpretation, writing and critical analysis. You will have access to excellent studio facilities and Northampton’s nationally recognised Royal & Derngate provides many exciting possibilities for developing practical skills in Youth Theatre leadership and Children’s Theatre in particular.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    British Psychological Society (BPS)

    The course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)* and is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist if that is something you wish to pursue.

    *Accreditation applicable to Undergraduate Single Honours Psychology degrees and Joint Honours degrees where Psychology is the major subject.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      This joint honours programme provides an excellent foundation for entry into the competitive professional and academic fields of Psychology and Drama and applies to many professional contexts. With Psychology, after further qualification, you can obtain ‘chartered’ status as a counselling, clinical, educational, occupational, health or forensic psychologist. Also, academic psychologists conduct research and teach in higher education. Our graduates have followed each of these careers. It is widely acknowledged by employers that Psychology degrees provide an excellent grounding for a diverse range of non-psychological careers. Our graduates are employed in education, the health service, the police force, human resources management, marketing, the civil service, broadcasting, social work, performers, directors, stage managers, dramaturges, writers, theatre journalists, community arts administrators and practitioners, as well as teachers and lecturers in the discipline.

  • General entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC.

    If you would like more information on how to make an application as a Home or EU student please visit 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:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Histories and Cultures of Theatre (40 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: DRA1022
      Core Module Y
    • Creating Theatre: Devising, Writing, Adapting (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: DRA1023
      Core Module Y
    • Introduction to Psychology (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSY1003
      Core Module Y
    • Becoming a Psychologist (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSY1006
      Core Module Y
    • Psychology in Practice (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSY1001
      Core Module Y
    • Further your study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Counselling MSc

      Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) MSc

      Counselling Children and Young People MSc

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

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Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour