Psychology 

(2018 Entry)

BSc (Hons)

The course is taught by staff who are actively engaged in research with specialisms in social psychology, developmental psychology, cognition and neuropsychology, biological psychology health and wellbeing and a range of applied areas.

Single Honours
Study abroad
Learn a language
International year
Placement year
3 years/ 4 years with international or placement year

UCAS code: C800

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Course Overview

Psychology

School link:
School of Psychology

The emphasis of the course is on understanding how psychology impacts on everyday life; from developing a sense of self and negotiating personal relationships to influencing judgments about matters of global significance, such as climate change. At Keele we aim to produce psychology graduates who are ready to use their psychology skills and knowledge to make a real difference. The single, major and dual honours Psychology courses at Keele are accredited by the British Psychological Society.

Please view our Psychology Undergraduate 2018 brochure‌.

What will this mean for my future?

Choosing one of these courses is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist and a requirement for further study and training for a career in psychology. You could take up any number of very interesting careers in psychology, perhaps working as a neuropsychologist or as a clinical, counselling, educational, forensic, occupational or sports psychologist. Whatever path you choose in your working life, the Keele Psychology degree aims to develop a psychological perspective on human behaviour which is valued in a huge range of careers. Many of our graduates choose to pursue exciting careers beyond psychology, including in education, health, social care, management, marketing and many more.

Indicative modules

First year

  • Individuals and Society
  • Research Methods
  • Natural, Unnatural, Supernatural: the Psychology of Unusual Phenomena
  • Biological and Cognitive Psychology
  • Introduction to Applied Psychology

Second year

  • Development and Social Psychology
  • Survey and Qualitative Methods
  • Biological Psychology, Perception and Cognition
  • Cognitive and Biological Research Methods
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Social Psychology in the Modern World

Third year

  • Psychology Project
  • Key Readings in Cognitive Psychology
  • Culture and Psychology
  • Individual Differences and Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology

Course structure

Our degree courses are organised into modules. Each module is usually a self-contained unit of study and each is usually assessed separately with the award of credits on the basis of 1 credit = 10 hours of student effort.  An outline of the structure of the programme is provided in the tables below.

There are three types of module delivered as part of this programme. They are:

  • Compulsory modules – a module that you are required to study on this course;
  • Optional modules – these allow you some limited choice of what to study from a list of modules;
  • Elective modules – a free choice of modules that count towards the overall credit requirement but not the number of subject-related credits.

Modules Summary

A summary of the credit requirements per year is as follows, with a minimum of 90 subject credits (compulsory plus optional) required for each year.

 

Year

Compulsory

Optional

Electives

Min

Max

Min

Max

1

90

0

30

0

30

2

90

30

30

0

0

3

75

15

45

0

15

Modules - Year One

Year 1 (Level 4)

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

Introduction to Social and Developmental Psychology

15

Understanding self and others better: an introduction to counselling theories

15

Introduction to Research Design

15

Distress and Mental Health

15

Introduction to Biological & Cognitive Psychology

15

   

Introduction to Statistics for Psychology

15

   

Natural, unnatural, supernatural: the psychology of unusual phenomena

15

   

Applied Psychology

15

   

Modules - Year Two

Year 2 (Level 5)

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

Developmental & Social Psychology

15

Cognitive Development

15

Qualitative and Survey Research Design

15

Psychopathology

15

Biological and Cognitive Psychology

15

The Psychology of Advertising

15

Statistics for Psychology

15

   

Cognitive Neuroscience

15

   

Social Psychology in the Modern World

15

   

 

Students choosing the international year take the non-credit bearing compulsory module “PSY-20039 International Year”. This is a Level 5 module.

 

Students choosing the placement year take the non-credit bearing compulsory module “PSY-30131 Psychology with Placement Year”. This is a Level 6 module.

 

Modules - Year Three

Year 3 (Level 6)

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

Final Year Project

30

Psychology in Education

15

Key Readings in Cognitive Psychology

15

Making a Difference with Psychology

15

Individual Differences and Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology

15

The Psychology of Deviance

15

Culture and Psychology

15

Groups, Crowds and Conflict

15

   

Faces, Forgetting and Forensic Psychology

15

   

Health Psychology

15

   

Current Perspectives on Autism

15

   

Everyday Memory & Amnesia

15

   

Happiness and Wellbeing

15

Note 1. Students who take semester-long Study Abroad in Year 2 can take ‘Research Methods in Social and Developmental Psychology for Third Year Study Abroad Students’ in Year 3 as a Psychology Elective module if required in order to fulfil BPS accreditation requirements.

For further information on the content of modules currently offered, including the list of elective modules, please visit: www.keele.ac.uk/recordsandexams/az