Truro and Penwith College

HNC Psychology

Designated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted and achieving ‘full confidence’ from the Quality Assurance Agency, our national reputation as one of the leading colleges in the country speaks for itself. Study a specialist degree with us. Be part of our close-knit community. Learn from our dedicated staff. You’ll graduate with a degree from one of the top three modern universities in the UK, as ranked by the Sunday Times University Guide. 

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • PSYT100 Research Methods

      This module introduces the concept of scientific method and how this is applied to psychological research. It will develop an understanding of quantitative and qualitative techniques and will introduce basic statistical analysis and interpretation.

    • PSYT101 Individual Differences

      Different schools of thought and debates within psychology are examined from both a historical and applied approaches, including personality and intelligence.

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • PSYT102 Biological Psychology

      This module introduces students to the biological bases of behaviour. It demonstrates how; the brain, central nervous system, endocrine system and genetic functions, and how it communicates and processes information.

    • PSYT103 Comparative Behaviour

      This module examines a range of learning theories which highlights how our behaviour adapts. Links between human and animal behaviours are compared.

    • PSYT104 Cognitive Psychology

      This module will develop an understanding of the history, assumptions and methodologies of cognitive psychology. It will examine a range of theories from within the approach that explain cognitive functioning.

    • PSYT106 Social Psychology

      This module examines the major influences on current Social Psychology and the implications of these influences in the way in which this approach attempts to deal with real world problems.

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 Truro and Penwith College

Plymouth University 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 Plymouth University. 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 Partners 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.