B.Sc. (Hons) in Psychology (Cardiff Met)

The B.Sc. (Hons) in Psychology programme is designed to provide a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of psychology. The extent of the discipline ranges from the study of human biology to social and cultural contexts of human interactions. It aims to understand and apply knowledge in a range of settings. The program will equip students with subject specific knowledge and applied research skills. It exposes students to the systematic study of the behavior and abilities of people. Students will gain key transferable skills that will prepare them for further postgraduate study or for the workplace. Experienced and highly qualified teaching staff and practitioners enhance this dynamic learning and practising environment.

The B.Sc. (Hons) in Psychology program is designed to provide a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of psychology. The extent of the discipline ranges from the study of human biology to social and cultural contexts of human interactions. It aims to understand and apply knowledge in a range of settings. The program will equip students with subject specific knowledge and applied research skills. It exposes students to the systematic study of the behaviour and abilities of people. Students will gain key transferable skills that will prepare them for further postgraduate study or for the workplace. Experienced and highly qualified teaching staff and practitioners enhance this dynamic learning and practising environment.

 

Programme Aim
  • Demonstrate a thorough grounding in the theory, research and methods of psychology as both an academic and an applied science.
  • Compare, contrast and evaluate theories, research and practice in Psychology and related disciplines.
  • Show awareness of the variety of different perspectives available to them in studying and changing human behavior.
  • Explain and evaluate in depth additional key areas from the discipline of Psychology.
  • Assist students in understanding core areas within Psychology such as research methods, biological psychology, cognitive psychology, personality and individual differences, developmental psychology and social psychology, conceptual and historical perspectives in psychology.
Programme’s Thematic Areas
  • Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Brain & Cognition
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Contemporary Issues in psychology
Courses

 

1st Year – 1st Semester (Total 60 Credits)

Required

Introduction to Psychology PSY-4001 20 credits
Developmental Psychology I PSY-4004 20 credits
Social Psychology I PSY-4005 20 credits

 

1st Year – 2nd Semester (Total 60 ECTS)

Required

Data Analysis PSY-4003 20 credits
Brain and Cognition PSY-4006 20 credits

 

2nd Year – 1st Semester (Total 50 Credits)

Required

Research Methods PSY-4002 20 credits
Developmental Psychology II: Childhood Issues and Disorders PSY-5003 20 credits
Social Psychology II PSY-5006 10 credits

 

2nd Year – 2nd Semester (Total 70 ECTS)

Required

Cognitive Neuroscience PSY-5001 20 credits
Research and Statistics PSY-5002 20 credits
Individual Differences PSY-5007 20 credits
Contemporary Issues in Psychology PSY-5004 10 credits

 

3rd Year – 1st Semester (Total 45 ECTS)

Required

Project Proposal PSY-6107 5 credits

Electives

Clinical Psychology I PSY-6002 10 credits
Applied Psychological Testing PSY-6006 10 credits
Occupational Psychology PSY-6017 10 credits
Contemporary Issues in Psychology II PSY-6018 10 credits

 

3rd Year – 2nd Semester (Total 75 ECTS)

Required

Project Proposal PSY-6107 5 credits
Project Dissertation PSY-6001 30 credits

Electives

Forensic Psychology PSY-6010 10 credits
Health Psychology PSY-6009 10 credits
Applied Psychological Therapies PSY-6024 10 credits
Exercise Psychology PSY-6022 10 credits
Admission Requirements

The programme is open to all applicants who:

  • Hold a bachelor degree (or equivalent) from an accredited or otherwise recognized institution (the undergraduate major doesn’t need to match up with your graduate programme).
  • Alternatively have several years of work experience, at positions of relevance, in the field of the graduate programme; recommendation letters are welcome.
  • Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirements.