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BSc (Hons) Psychology

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
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Course UCAS code: C800
Qualification type:
  • BSc (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 4 Years
Course Summary:
Contemporary psychology attempts to understand, measure and modify behaviour using scientific methods and evidence. This course will enable you to gain a range of transferable skills which are highly sought after by employers. Module choices and volunteering opportunities enable you to tailor the course to suit your interests. This course covers a wide variety of material, including classic and contemporary psychology theory, methods and practice, as well as the option to study another subject area up to Year Two. Later years include extensive focus on the core areas required by the British Psychological Society (BPS). The course will enable you to develop and refine a high level of psychological literacy, including critical thinking and writing, excellence in research skills and ethical practice, all of which are transferable into a number of graduate careers. Successful completion of credits up to and including a fourth year Honours classification of 50% (2:2) and above confers Graduate Basis for Chartered Status (GBC) with the BPS. This allows graduates to undertake further training as a chartered psychologist.
Year One modules •Introduction to Psychology 1 •Foundations of Psychology •Introduction to Psychology 2 •Methods of Psychological Inquiry •plus 60 credits from either: Sociology (Introduction to Academia and The Sociological Imagination/ Diversity, Identity and Wellbeing); or Physiology & Pharmacology (Introduction to Physiology and Anatomy/ Developmental Biology & Ageing/ Contemporary Issues in Biological Science/ Introduction to Neuroscience/ Genetics/ Integrating module) Year Two modules •Social and Developmental Psychology •Data Analysis •Psychological Literacy •Biological and Cognitive Psychology Enquiries in Psychology •Psychology: Practical Investigation •Psychological Citizenship •Individual and Historical Perspectives in Psychology •plus 60 credits from either: Sociology (Social Inquiry – Philosophy and Design); or Physiology & Pharmacology (Human Physiology and Pharmacology/ Pharmacology/ Drug Abuse and Addiction Year Three modules •Critical, Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology •Social Psychology •Developmental Psychology •Qualitative Research Methods •Literature Review •Psychobiology •Cognitive Psychology •Individual Differences •Quantitative Research Methods •Research Proposal Year Four modules •Contemporary Issues in Psychology •Dissertation Research Project •plus three modules from the following options: Neurodevelopmental Disorders •Identities •Cognitive Science of Religion •Abnormal Psychology •Eyewitness Psychology •Volunteering & Community Engagement •Evolutionary Psychology •Risk Behaviours The modules listed here are correct at time of print (Feb 2018) but may differ slightly to those offered in 2019. Please check the website for any updates.
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15 January

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QMU has a small student body, which is great as you’ll be able to really get to know your lecturers and tutors and they really dedicate themselves to teaching and helping you get your degree. You get detailed feedback and assistance, and there’s a great sense of community with everyone here. There’s also a large support network for disabled and dyslexic students too, which is comprehensive and inclusive, and the library is accessible and full of great resources and facilities. You're also only a five minute train journey away from Edinburgh.

Set for Year 1 for Channel Islands at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for Scotland at £1,820
Set for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for EU at £1,820
Set for Year 1 for International at £13,500
Main Contact - Admissions:
Tel. 0131 474 0000
Email. [email protected]

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  • by Anonymous on 27th August 2015
    if you are a mature student, think very carefully before committing to this university
  • by Anonymous on 24th August 2015
    Overall I genuinely believe this is a good university. And would definitely say it's better than Abertay in terms of facilities. I would always suggest to any student you don't know if you'll like a campus if you don't look around.
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