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
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
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.