The University of Buckingham is:
o Home of the 2-year degree – less cost and more focus
o Top for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide)
o Top for Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey and Complete University Guide)
o Small group teaching focused – student:staff ratio of 11:1
o Flexible – start your course in September or January
First year students on this degree programme study two Psychology modules per term and a third module from another department (for breadth). In the second year they concentrate on Psychology alone, studying the same modules as the Psychology major students, together with several new more specialised modules.
This popular and exciting degree programme offers an excellent basis for anyone wishing to go into a psychology-related career.
A foreign language is always an excellent skill to have, so these modules are very sensible for anyone interested in psychology who wants the opportunity of learning another language to a high level.
Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology,
Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology,
Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy,
Introduction to Psychology 1,
Introduction to Psychology 2,
Research Methods and Statistics 1,
Research Methods and Statistics 2,
Psychology of Emotion,
Sport and Exercise Psychology,
The Psychology Department believes in using a number of different teaching methods, with a great emphasis on interaction between students and lecturers / tutors and also on active learning. Our courses consist of some or all of the following:
•lectures – the main forum for communicating factual information. Given the small number of students these can easily become interactive, and students are encouraged to ask questions
•tutorials – small groups of typically 4 – 6 students discuss specific readings relevant to the lecture course and have the opportunity to ask questions about anything unclear from the lectures
•classes / seminars – taught in larger groups, these may include demonstrations, videos, presentations to other students or other class activities
•practical classes – psychology involves designing experiments and collecting and interpreting experimental data, and these classes will help students learn the relevant skills
•computer classes – the courses on research design and statistics in particular involve the use of computers and programs such as SPSS. Students will have several classes during these courses to help familiarise them with such software
•individual research project -this very important part of your degree is carried out in your second year. For more details please see Individual Research Project.
•observational methods – use of eg. video footage for developing of critical incident criteria and interaction process analysis (for developmental psychology, personality / social psychology, crime psychology topics).
The assessment of individual modules within each course varies according to the subject. Assessment is usually by examination, assessed coursework, or a combination of the two.
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A great small town, with the markets a definite highlight - they are a great opportunity to get bargain stuff for your flat, The locals are very friendly, and you'll definitely get to know everyone - the social life is quite intimate, think of it a bit like a giant 6th form rather than the typical university experience. The SU holds a lot of great events throughout the year, so there's loads to do.
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So far its great. I also think that the semesters are well thought. Since recession summerjobs are not readily available for international students in the UK and I really don't want to waste four months of my year in doing nothing.
by Chookie on 7th October 2015
Excellent. Buckingham university spanning 3 campuses and private (no fee) parking employs lecturers and professors from all over in order to help provide their students with the best resources to help them succeed.
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