• Psychology BSc (Hons)
    Psychology BSc (Hons)
    This course provides stimulating opportunities to explore key themes of psychology; developmental, social, the way individuals behave, motivations, and how to apply complex theories to a range of settings and situations.
  • Psychology BSc (Hons)
    Psychology BSc (Hons)
    This course provides stimulating opportunities to explore key themes of psychology; developmental, social, the way individuals behave, motivations, and how to apply complex theories to a range of settings and situations.
  • Psychology BSc (Hons)
    Psychology BSc (Hons)
    This course provides stimulating opportunities to explore key themes of psychology; developmental, social, the way individuals behave, motivations, and how to apply complex theories to a range of settings and situations.
  • Psychology BSc (Hons)
    Psychology BSc (Hons)
    This course provides stimulating opportunities to explore key themes of psychology; developmental, social, the way individuals behave, motivations, and how to apply complex theories to a range of settings and situations.
  • Psychology BSc (Hons)
    Psychology BSc (Hons)
    This course provides stimulating opportunities to explore key themes of psychology; developmental, social, the way individuals behave, motivations, and how to apply complex theories to a range of settings and situations.

Overview

The BSc (Hons) Psychology degree will provide students with an eclectic and fascinating insight into the human mind and how psychology can be applied to everyday life – personally, socially, academically and professionally. The programme has a strong practical focus that provides opportunities to develop intellectual and practical skills in case formulation and risk analyst and the collection, analysis and interpretation of research data. The programme's distinctive focus on psychological literacy and citizenship, provides graduates with the capability to become a lifelong learner in the sense of; skills in information retrieval, critical evaluation and independent working are core attributes for learning across new contexts. Our aim is to foster an open-minded enquiring attitude and skills development that support intellectual and transferable employment skills. The BSc (Hons) Psychology degree will be validated by Sheffield Hallam University.

Professional recognition
This course is currently undergoing application for accreditation by the British Psychological Society (BPS), which would give students eligibility for the graduate basis for chartered membership (GBC) with the BPS. Graduate basis for chartered membership is an entry requirement for all BPS accredited postgraduate training courses in psychology to become a clinical, educational, occupational, health or counselling psychologist. Applicants for GBC need to have passed the empirical research project module and to have attained an undergraduate honours degree at a minimum lower second class honours level.

  • Psychology practicals and statistics
  • Psychological research and design
  • Developmental and social psychology
  • Cognitive processes and psychobiology
  • Individual differences and abnormal psychology
  • Academic development and personal tuition (ADaPT)

  • Research methods training - quantitative and qualitative
  • Processes in psychology - cognitive and biological
  • Applications of psychology - social and developmental
  • Witnesses and Victims: Forensic Psychology in Practice
  • Health Psychology
  • Applying Psychology

  • Psychology research project and personal tuition
  • Forensic psychology
  • Psychology of health and wellbeing
  • Clinical psychology
  • Atypical child Development
  • Organisations, work and psychology
  • Sport and exercise psychology

Practical Work
A core aspect of the BSc (Hons) Psychology degree is the provision of the core module, research methods and statistics. Teaching and practical activities aim to provide these students with the knowledge and skills necessary to design and conduct psychological research, to analyse both qualitative and quantitative research, and to be able to appropriately report findings in a suitable format. Students have the opportunity to engage in practical work in a variety of specialised topics and make extensive use of dedicated laboratory space (using research cubicles, specialist experiment generator software, e.g., E-Prime) and equipment (including computing equipment and specialist statistical analysis software, i.e., SPSS) to enable them to carry out the necessary practical work during teaching sessions. The teaching and practical activities culminate in an empirically based psychology research project.

Chartered membership of the BPS
Students are provided with information about the benefits of gaining Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the BPS via the following in their:

    Course induction session
    Careers talks
    Progress meetings with the personal tutors.

Our BSc (Hons) Psychology degree will develop the knowledge, professional skills and abilities that are in demand from employers.

Employers in the general employment sector value the academic characteristics of a psychology degree, such as understanding of human behaviour, sense of citizenship, effective communication, good skills in critical evaluation and research, analysing and presenting information. According to the Times newspaper “Psychology opens the door to many careers in an increasing number of areas”. Psychological literacy provides graduates with a range of professional and transferable skills that are valuable in many sectors such as public relations, personnel, marketing, retail, teaching, social work, finance, politics and sports.

Companies employing our graduates in recent years include:

  • NHS
  • BUPA
  • Manchester City Council
  • Salford City Council
  • Oldham College - University Campus Oldham
  • Hopwood Hall College
  • Waterhead Academy
  • Local charities and voluntary agencies such as Anxiety UK, Langley House Trust, HC-one of a kind and Making Space

Psychology is located in the University Campus Oldham building designed to house specialist teaching and research facilities. Resources include teaching, tutorial and dedicated laboratory space, specialist equipment supporting psychological research and psychological testing, software supporting data collection and analysis in psychology research, and other IT. As a student of UCO you will have access to academic resources made available by Sheffield Hallam University.

The BSc (Hons) Psychology degree will be taught within University Campus Oldham (UCO). Class sizes at UCO are kept small to enhance learning and tutorial support.

During the course a number of teaching methods may be used, including:

  • Lectures and seminars
  • Problem solving classes
  • Independent study
  • Skills and subject-based tutorials
  • Group work
  • Online activities
  • Revision workshops
  • Laboratory sessions or professional reports

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Key Information
Start date:
September
Institutional code:
O10
UCAS code:
C800
Duration:
3 years
Course type:
Full Time
Fees per year:
£7500
WIS:
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Entry Requirements

112 UCAS tariff points from either A Level/BTEC national qualifications. We do not accept General Studies. AS qualifications may count towards these points. We do not consider Key Skills.

Applicants must meet the University Campus Oldham’s minimum academic entry requirements for English language and Mathematics (or equivalent), normally demonstrated by GCSE grade C or equivalent may also be required.

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BSc (Hons) Psychology validated by Sheffield Hallam University.
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