Strode College

BSc (Hons) Psychology of Human Behaviour

Consistently beating the national average with our results, you’ll also enjoy the newest technology and specialist equipment in your studies at Strode. We’ve invested over £12 million in our facilities, after all. Our partnership with the University of Plymouth commenced in 2006.

Course details

  • Year 1

  • Core modules

    • The Mind-Body Connection (STRO3101)

      This module critically explores the relationship between the mind and body. Students will be introduced to a variety of topics, ranging from psychoneuroimmunology to body adornment. Students will investigate current research into the mind-body connection from diverse fields. They will participate in a small group project researching a chosen facet of this bi-directional relationship and share their findings with the class.

    • Language Acquisition (STRO3103)

      This module explores language acquisition of children from 0 - 11 years. It critically assesses the stages children go through to acquire language, and the key studies associated with these stages. The module examines the Critical Period, and the impact if a child misses this key developmental stage. Students will use case studies to critically assess the role of social interaction and gesture in language acquisition.

    • Psychology of Education (STRO3104)

      This module uses psychological theory and research evidence to understand and interpret social and human behaviour in the context of education, across the lifespan. It will critically explore the relationship between contemporary perspectives on learning, theories of cognition, cognitive neuroscience, and classroom practice.

  • Year 2

  • Core modules

    • Organisational Psychology and Coaching (STRO3102)

      This module introduces students to organisational psychology. Students will learn about person-job interaction, organisational processes and strategies to improve employees’ performance and well-being. There will be a special focus on coaching in the workplace. Students will analyse and evaluate theory and apply their new learning to real-world examples of organisational behaviour.

    • Dissertation (STRO3105)

      Students, supported by academic supervisors and specialist workshops, will conduct a complete piece of research, from establishing a research area, formulating a research question, conducting a literature search, designing and conducting a study that meets appropriate ethical standards, analysing the data and communicating the research to a variety of audiences.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

For further information and to apply for this course, please contact the college's admissions team directly using the contact details below. 

Our partnership with Strode College

The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partnerships page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Please contact Strode College to apply for this course:

Strode College
Church Road 
BA16 0AB

Tel: +441458844400

Open days

Partner college open days

This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.

University of Plymouth open days

You are also very welcome to attend a University of Plymouth open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.

Studying with Strode College

Want to be part of a modern and thriving campus? Located in Street, central Somerset, we’ve specifically developed our foundation degree courses with support and advice from a wide range of local employers.
Plymouth students working on a group project