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BSc (Hons) Psychology with Human Biology

University of Plymouth
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Course UCAS code: C8C1
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  • BSc (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 3 Years
Course Summary:
Fascinated by the way new technologies impact on human welfare, health and disease? Combining psychology with human biology, you will learn about the science underpinning these technologies and develop an understanding of their ethical implications. With a focus on the latest research developments, you will develop your knowledge of topics as broad ranging as biochemistry and behaviour, physiology and physiological psychology. You will benefit from studying on a course that Research Assessment Exercise rates as excellent for research and Quality Assurance Agency praises for being well structured, with a focus on active and independent learning, with quality placements and a responsive and reflective academic team. As a successful graduate, you'll be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society, putting you on the ladder to becoming a professional psychologist. * Gain an in-depth knowledge of human biology. * Take your first step to becoming a professional in your field – as a successful graduate, you'll be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society, putting you on the ladder to becoming a professional psychologist. * Expand your horizons and experience with opportunities for international exchange and a year studying abroad (in Year 2). * Develop your skills as a scientist working alongside leading researchers with the Research Apprentice Scheme. * Maximise your learning with a personal tutor assigned throughout your studies to provide the support and guidance you need to get the most out of your course. * Shape your own study path with an exciting range of topics available through lectures, optional courses and project supervision. * Gain invaluable experience and cultivate professional contacts by taking an optional placement year. * Benefit from studying on a course that Research Assessment Exercise rates as excellent for research and Quality Assurance Agency praises for being well structured, with a focus on active and independent learning, with quality placements and a responsive and reflective academic team. * Immerse yourself in an innovative and imaginative curriculum that's continually shaped by the latest developments in psychological research.
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In your first year, you'll study the basic theories of psychology, covering learning, social, developmental, clinical, cognitive and physiological psychology. You will also develop your skills in methods of psychological research, information technology, communication and critical thinking. On the human biology side, you'll cover biochemistry, the human life cycle, genes, organisms and populations. In your second year, you'll develop a greater and critical understanding of psychology and how it can be applied in practical settings along with the confidence to use more sophisticated research methods. You'll learn a psychological skill to a basic level, for example, clinical interviewing. Human biology topics in your second year include fundamental immunology, biochemistry and human physiology. In your final year you can choose a pathway that incorporates the particular areas of psychology that reflect your specialist interests. You'll also develop an advanced understanding of the central areas of psychology through academic debates within each area and undertake a comprehensive piece of research with the support of your academic supervisor. The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.
Assessment Methods:
45% of assessment is by exam, and 55% by coursework.
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15 January

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If you're looking for a uni with great new facilities, a wide range of courses and supportive staff, based in a city with great night life, places to eat and shops- but also less than an hour from some great beaches or rural Dartmoor, then Plymouth might just be what you are after. Plymouth offers a wide range of courses, with some more specialist options, especially relating to marine and coastal engineering and science- and the SU has a huge range of societies and sports to join, so you're bound to find something that matches your interests.

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Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £9,250
Admissions:
Tel. +44 (0) 1752 585858
Email. [email protected]

Admissions:
Tel. +44 (0) 1752 585858
Email. [email protected]

 
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