This year has been designed to provide the theoretical knowledge, study skills and support to provide a foundation for further undergraduate study in psychology, providing instruction on a wide variety of psychological approaches. You will gain an understanding of how psychological theories are evaluated using empirical data, and how they can be applied to everyday experience, with a specific focus on health-related issues. This year will also introduce some of the most common careers in psychology, providing early direction along potential career paths.
PSYC301: Foundations of Psychology
An introduction to the foundational theories and approaches to psychology as a discipline. Psychodynamic, behaviourist, cognitive, humanistic, and systemic approaches are discussed, alongside their associated methodologies. Consideration is also given to how an understanding of these theories and approaches can contribute to other modules studied by the students enrolled in this programme year.
PSYC302: The Psychology of Everyday Experience
This module introduces psychological research related to various aspects of everyday experience. You will gain an appreciation of how everyday phenomena are related to psychological knowledge and research, allowing you to understand how to apply psychological theory to general life experiences and world events.
PSYC303: Psychological Influences on Health and Behaviour
Introducing the psychology of choices and behaviour, this module has an emphasis on health. Here you will examine health behaviours, choices, and risks with a particular consideration of how these are influenced by biological and social factors. You will have the opportunity to design and conduct a small research project in groups, with presentation of this project forming the assessment for the module.
PSYC304: Career Directions in Psychology
Here you will engage with some of the most common career directions taken by psychology from different perspectives, including self-reflections, discussions, and inputs by experts. This module provides an exploration of the skills, experience, and motivations to put you on an early pathway to a successful career in psychology and allied professions. Years 1-4
Details on modules on year 1, 2, (optional) placement year, and the final year of the course are available on the BSc (Hons) Psychology course page