Arden University Psychology
BSc (Hons) Psychology (BPS)
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This Psychology degree has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course through the standard entry requirements you must have either:
- Two subjects at GCE A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level including mathematics or equivalent; or
- Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.
For students whose prior learning was not taught in English
- IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
If you have work experience
We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme.
We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience.
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You’ll start the degree with a thorough introduction to all the core topics within Psychology. Following this you will focus on understanding research methods, and developing statistical skills which will teach you how to design your own research projects to test and better understand established theory. You’ll get the chance to engage with some contemporary debates through the key studies module – so you’ll develop a great range of skills as well as general ‘knowledge of psychology’. Your skills will be further developed in your final year as you study modules on both quantitative and qualitative methods. The final piece of the puzzle is to apply these to a range of topics.
Year 1 (Level 4)
- Introduction to Studying Psychology
- Introduction to Social and Developmental Psychology
- Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology
- Introduction to Research Methods I
- Introduction to Research Methods II
- Key Studies in Psychology
Year 2 (Level 5)
- Quantitative Research Methods
- Qualitative Research Methods
- Personality and Intelligence
- Social Psychology
- Brain and Behaviour
- Advanced Topics in Cognitive Psychology
Year 3 (Level 6)
- Research Project
- Contemporary Developmental Psychology
- Cross-Cultural Psychology
- Occupational Psychology
- Mental Health and Illness