Research Methods (TRUR1251)
This module introduces the concept of scientific method and how this is applied to psychological research. It will develop and understanding of quantitative and qualitative techniques and will introduce basic statistical analysis and interpretation.
The Great Debate (TRUR1252)
Different schools of thought and debates within psychology are examined from both a historical and applied approaches, including the evolution of religion.
Personal and Professional Development (TRUR1256)
This module aims to develop the student in both academic and career terms. Through experiences of a range of specific study and research skills and a focus on current research and career opportunities. Examination and presentation of classic case studies will develop students’ critical reading skills, and teach how to extract the relevant issues, and to expand their powers of critical analysis.
Biological Psychology (TRUR1253)
This module introduces students to the biological basis of behaviour. The role of the nervous and endocrine systems in producing behaviours, as well as genetics, will be investigated.
Information Processing (TRUR1254)
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.
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. There will be a focus on communication styles and personal space.
Fees, costs and funding
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How to apply
Completing this course enables you to progress onto these related courses and programmes with the University of Plymouth at level 5 or level 6, as specifically defined by this programme’s progression agreement.
For further information, including the progression from foundation degree form, please visit https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/business-partners/partnerships/academic-partnerships/study-guide/progression-to-honours-degree
Our partnership with Truro and Penwith College
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Studying with Truro and Penwith College
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