The Department of Psychology offers the following Bachelor Programs:
Clinical Psychology BSC (HONS)
A career in Clinical Psychology is seen by many as the pinnacle within the discipline. Even a cursory inspection of the Careers Bulletin of the British Psychological Society shows the constant demand for people within this field. This is the first step towards such a career. Upon graduation you may work as an Assistant Clinical Psychologists or Research Assistant and following further training you could lead work in health and social care settings, including hospitals, as part of a mental health team or within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). At a time when mental health and well being are increasingly of interest to the whole community our course is designed to help you to maximize your chances of pursuing a career in this area.
Psychology (BURNLEY CAMPUS) BSC (HONS)
Having a wide understanding of the way in which people act, react and interact prepares you for a wide range of careers, not just as a professional psychologist but also across a range of different sectors. On this course at our Burnley campus, you’ll learn how to apply scientific methods to measure, understand and explain beliefs, decision-making processes and behavior. How can we improve our ability to detect lies? What role does stress play in our lives? How can professionals improve their performance at work? How can we improve the mental health and well-being of society? Whether you wish to pursue a career as a Chartered Psychologist or simply use psychology as entry into a wide range of graduate careers you’ll learn how to apply your knowledge in a variety of professional settings.
Psychology and Criminology BSC (HONS)
Study the nature of crime in society and gain an understanding of crime and criminal behavior from a number of different perspectives on this truly fascinating course. Psychology and Criminology are completely separate topics that complement each other well. You can study both together, graduating with a degree that gives professional body recognition from the British Psychology Society and the knowledge and skills you’ll need for a career in either area. Alternatively, after Year 1 you can choose to specialize, by transferring to any one of our other Psychology routes or by pursuing a degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Psychology of Child Development BSC (HONS)
Anyone interested in child development, or planning to work with children in the future, will be fascinated by this course. As well as core modules in Social, Developmental, Biological and Cognitive Psychology, Research Methods and Statistics that will give you a BPS-recognized Psychology degree, you will take a series of specialist Child Development modules in years one, two and three that will give you a chance to study children’s thoughts, emotions and behavior in great detail. You will be able to do a work placement in a child-centered setting, and you will complete an original research study under the supervision of an active developmental researcher. If you want to see how children play or how they interact with their careers or peers, you will have access to our purpose-built Child Observation Suite. If you want to see what is happening inside their heads, we have a fantastic Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience lab with a wide range of imaging equipment designed for children of all ages. If you are interested in Educational Psychology, we have lots of links with local schools and other children’s services, providing opportunities to study language development, literacy, peer relations, online safeguarding, antisocial behavior and bullying.
Psychology with Psychotherapy and Counselling (BURNLEY CAMPUS) BSC (HONS)
Our Psychology with Counselling and Psychotherapy course on our purpose built Burnley campus provides you with a grounding in the related disciplines of Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling, enabling you to compliment your understanding of a broad range of Psychological theory with an in depth understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. If you have a strong desire to help people understand more about themselves, their relationships and interaction with others and to work through the problems and challenges that they face then this course could be the one for you.
Psychology with Psychotherapy and Counselling BSC (HONS)
If you’re a natural listener and want to help people understand and work through their problems, you can explore a range of counselling approaches and develop your own counselling skills on this accredited degree course. It’s a flexible program of study, meaning you can either specialize in one of these two areas, or continue on a joint route – if you complete the majority of your studies in Psychology, you’ll be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society. You’ll graduate with excellent observation, analysis, critical thinking and people skills – all highly sought after by prospective employers.
Psychology BSC (HONS)
Having a wide understanding of the way in which people act, react and interact prepares you for a wide range of careers, not just as a professional psychologist but also across a range of different sectors. On this course you’ll learn how to apply scientific methods to measure, understand and explain beliefs, decision-making processes and behavior. How can we improve our ability to detect lies? What role does stress play in our lives? How can professionals improve their performance at work? How can we improve the mental health and wellbeing of society? Whether you wish to pursue a career as a Chartered Psychologist or simply use psychology as entry into a wide range of graduate careers you’ll learn how to apply your knowledge in a variety of professional settings. The course follows the core syllabus of the professional body, the British Psychological Society (BPS) providing you with the breadth and depth of knowledge that enables you graduate with Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership and to progress onto a specialist, accredited master’s.
Neuropsychology BSC (HONS)
How does the brain control our behavior? How do brain disorders affect us? What about drugs…? If you want to specialize in physiological psychology, this is the course for you. It will prepare you for a career working with people with a range of needs – neurodegenerative diseases, tumors, strokes, traumatic brain injuries… For the first two years, you’ll study core areas of the British Psychological Society’s curriculum on this accredited course, with a specialist Techniques in Biopsychology module in Year 2. In Year 3, you’ll develop your neuropsychological skills further by choosing from topic and project options including biological treatments in neuropsychological disorders and techniques and brain, treatments and behavior.
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