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Psychology with Studies in Europe BSc (Hons)
This is a part-time, full-time european programme honours programme within the Psychology subject area.
- Subject area: Psychology
- Award: BSc (Hons)
- Code: C881
- Location: Canterbury
- Honours: European programme
- Mode of study: Part-time, Full-time
- Duration: 4 years
- Start: 2013
- Year in industry: No
- Year abroad: Yes
- Institution(s): University of Kent
Psychology is the study of people: how they think, act, react and interact. Psychologists scientifically study all kinds of behaviour and the thoughts, feelings and motivations underlying behaviour. Psychology examines questions such as: how do people act on a first date? How can we ease the effects of parental divorce on children? How can we make teams work efficiently? How can we help people to overcome depression or phobias? By collecting information about what people do, think, perceive and feel, psychologists answer questions about human behaviour, cognition and development.
The Psychology programmes at Kent give you a broad background in practical applications, experimental and other methodologies, information technology and theory construction, and also allow you to follow specialist interests at Stage 3. All your work will help you to demonstrate transferable skills valued by employers. Applied Psychology programmes give you the opportunity for a year's work placement, and Psychology with Studies in Europe allows you to spend a year studying abroad.
You take three 30-credit core modules in Psychology, plus a further 30 credits. Students on the Psychology with Studies in Europe programme take a double language module or, in the case of the Polish, Finnish and Turkish variants, two modules with a European perspective from other schools instead of the optional modules.Core modules
- Introduction to Biological and General Psychology
- Introduction to Social Psychology
- Psychology Statistics and Practical
Drawn from a wide list in the Faculty of Social Sciences, depending on your chosen subject. The School of Psychology offers an Introduction to Forensic Psychology option.
You take one 30-credit compulsory module and six 15-credit compulsory modules to ensure BPS accreditation. If you are on the Psychology with Studies in Europe programme, you delay taking two 15-credit modules until Stage 3. This allows you to take modules in the relevant language, or European Studies modules.Core modules
- Biological Psychology
- Child Development
- Cognitive Psychology
- Psychology Statistics and Practical
- The Social Psychology of Groups
- The Social Psychology of the Individual
You take two compulsory modules, plus any core Stage 2 modules not already taken. If you are following a ‘with Clinical' programme, you take Clinical Psychology. You make up the remaining credits through a wide choice of options. If you are following the Social Psychology programme, these include two social psychology options.Core modules
- Applying Psychology
Drawn from a range of modules in topic areas that reflect the research interests of the School. The optional modules are subject to change from year to year. Those currently offered are:
- Advanced Developmental Psychology
- Attitudes and Social Cognition
- Cognition in Action
- Evaluating Evidence: Becoming a Smart Research Consumer
- Forensic Psychology: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives
- Freud and Post-Freud
- Groups in Action
- Language and Communication
- The Neuroscience of Cognitive Disorders
- Researching People with Learning Disabilities
- Selected Topics in Health and Well-being
- Understanding People with Learning Disabilities.
Students on the Psychology with Studies in Europe programme spend a year at one of our partner universities in Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Belgium, Poland, Finland or Turkey.
Please see the Go abroad webpages for further details.
Teaching and assessment
Modules are taught by weekly lectures, workshops, small group seminars and project supervision. The Psychology Statistics and Practical modules include laboratory practical sessions, statistics classes, computing classes and lectures in statistics and methodology.
Most modules are assessed by examination and coursework. Both Stage 2 and 3 marks and, where appropriate, the marks for your year abroad or placement count towards your final degree result.
Our students develop a broad range of transferable skills, such as excellent communication skills, both written and oral, the ability to work independently, to analyse and summarise complex material and to respond positively to challenges, all skills considered essential for graduate employment.
Our graduates have gone into areas such as local government administration, social welfare, the Home Office, the probation service, teaching, special needs work, the NHS and health charities, or on to postgraduate professional training courses, for example, in educational, occupational or clinical psychology.
For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability
Eligibility for Graduate Membership of the British Psychological Society and Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, provided the minimum standard of qualification of second class honours is achieved and a pass mark achieved in the final-year project.
For applicants taking the Kent IFP (Social Sciences), passing with an average of 60%, including 45% in the Maths and Quantitative Methods module (unless the student has already achieved grade C or above in GCSE Maths) is a requirement for entry onto the first year of these degree programmes.
AAB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points inc 4 in Mathematics or IB Diploma with 17 points at Higher inc 4 in Mathematics.
GCSE Maths and English grade C.
Psychology with studies in Europe:
French – A level French grade B.
German – A level German grade B.
Italian/Spanish/Finnish/Polish/Turkish – GCSE grade B or AS level in any modern European language other than English.
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Key Information Sets
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