Psychology is often defined as the study of behaviour and of the mind. Through their theories and research, psychologists investigate a diverse range of topics including:
Anthropology at Brunel is an outward-looking and cosmopolitan social sciences, its subject being the documentation and explanation of cultural diversity. It is particularly suited to students who are curious about their own and other societies and who are interested in understanding social processes and meanings in the world around them.
You will apply the ideas of anthropology to practical issues and will gain a solid grounding in the social sciences (sociology, psychology, media and communications). Special emphasis in placed on cross-cultural studies.
With a good degree in psychology you may go on to train as a clinical, educational or occupational psychologist. Other careers include work with adults or children with disabilities, counselling, personnel management, market research and advertising, and prison and probation work. This degree forms a basis for a wide variety of careers, including development work, social research and journalism.
Psychology and Anthropology degrees are valued by business and other employers.
This degree will introduce you to the history, theory and main contemporary issues within the discipline. You will also apply the ideas of anthropology to practical issues in the field of medical anthropology, in the anthropology of childhood, and in the analysis of cultural diversity in Britain, Europe, Africa and parts of Asia.
The course addresses contemporary issues such as war, nationalist movements, racial prejudice, inter-ethnic conflicts, and gender inequalities. Popular modules include: Family, Household and Domestic Domain, South Africa:Culture Politics and Ethnicity, Religion and Power, Britain's Ethnic Minorities, Anthropological Perspectives on War, and the Ethnography of Melanesia.
The Psychology courses a Brunel emphasise the everyday and real-life significance of psychology by encouraging you to explore the relationship between the practical and theoretical aspects of the subject, both through your academic study and your work placements.
Level 1 Core
Level 2 Core
Level 3 Core
Level 3 Options
Options may be approved non-Psychology modules within the School of Social Sciences.
A major part of the final year is the writing of a joint psychology and social anthropology project which is normally based on research carried out during the second work-placement e.g. a combination of an ethnographic study and quantitative or qualitative research methods from Psychology to investigate a specific topic of interest.Teaching and Learning
We pursue excellence in both teaching and research. Our aim is to produce degree programmes which combine innovative and classical teaching methods with leading-edge research, and which recognise the value of practical work experience in the learning process. We take great pride in both the quality of teaching and the extensive pastoral care of our students.
This course will help you to develop specific skills in the practical methods associated with psychology. A full range of laboratory and technical facilities is used in the teaching of experimental psychology, psychophysics and the use of information technology.
All members of the academic staff are actively engaged in research and many have international reputations in their field. Their innovative findings feed into your courses to ensure that teaching is up-to-date.
Each module will involve two to three hours of contact time per week. Students will also spend a great deal of their time in private study and preparing assignments.
How will I be taught?
Teaching methods include tutorials, seminars, laboratory classes and integrated or formal lectures.Assessment
Students are assessed using a range of methods, including coursework assignments, poster presentations, oral presentations and seen and unseen examinations.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
IELTS band : 6.5 CAE score : 60(Grade C)
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GCSE Mathematics grade C and GCSE English grade C are also required.
No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
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