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BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology

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University of Suffolk on Ipswich Waterfront
UCAS code: 
C800
Institution code: 
S82
Location: 
East Coast College (Great Yarmouth)

Duration: 

Three years full-time.

Typical Offer: 

112 UCAS points, BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC)

Please see Entry Requirements below.

Introduction

Are you interested in how children learn, offending behaviour, mental health, and want to gain an understanding of the processes and mechanisms that underpin human behaviour and experience? 

The BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology is designed to help students develop an understanding of the theories that inform care and education service provision and will enhance their practice and career progression. The course is aimed at those with an interest in human development and behaviour, and who may be working in settings where they support children and/or adults.

Students learn to investigate questions, exploring contemporary issues centred on people’s lives. They acquire the skills necessary to apply theory and research to the real world, giving them the context needed to put their skills to use in the workplace. Students are required to attend two days per week during term time with additional learning activities provided online. 

Course modules

Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.

Human Development: Theories and Methods of Enquiry (Requisite)
Employability Skills (Mandatory)
The Biological Bases of Behaviour (Requisite)
Cognitive Psychology: Basic Methodologies, Key Findings and Concepts (Requisite)
Psychological Research (Mandatory)
Social Psychology & Individual Difference (Requisite)
The Psychology of Counselling (Requisite)
Clinical Approaches to Psychological Disorders (Requisite)
Mental Health and Wellbeing (Requisite)
Early Social and Emotional Development (Mandatory)
Research Methods and Ethics (Mandatory)
Forensic Psychology (Requisite)
Health Psychology (Requisite)
Work Placement (Mandatory)
Empirical Study (Mandatory)

Fees and finance

2019-20

  • Full-time tuition fee: £9,250 p.a.
  • Part-time tuition fee: £1,454 per 20 credits (Please contact the Infozone for further information)
  • International tuition fee: £11,790 p.a.

Further Information                                                       

At University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for.

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements

112 UCAS points, BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC)

Also see How to Apply.

International Requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.

Also see International and EU. 

Transferring Credit

If you have previously studied at higher education level before you may be able to transfer credits to a related course at the University of Suffolk and reduce the period of study time necessary to achieve your degree.