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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 14.3k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

    Description

    The Psychology courses at Brunel emphasise the every day and real-life significance of psychology by encouraging you to explore the relationship between the practical and theoretical aspects of the subject, both through academic study and work placements.
    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:

    • The relationship between the brain, behaviour and subjective experience;

    • Human development;

    • The influence of other people on the individual’s thoughts, feelings and behaviour;

    • Psychological disorders and their treatment;

    • The impact of culture on the individual’s behaviour and subjective experience;

    • Differences between people in terms of their personality and intelligence;

    • People’s ability to acquire, organise, remember and use knowledge to guide their behaviour.

    The courses in Psychology, Psychology and Sociology, and Psychology and Anthropology are approved degree courses for the purpose of giving the graduate basis for registration by the British Psychological Society, provided the minimum standard of qualification of second class honours is achieved.

    Aims

    This degree ensures that you gain an understanding of the breadth and diversity of the discipline. At the same time, as you progress through the course and discover the areas which interest you the most, it becomes increasingly possible to specialise, through both our work placement system and your selection of modules.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline as early as possible Tuition fee
    • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
    • GBP 14250 Year (Non-EEA)
    Start date September 2015 3-year full-time; 4-year thin-sandwich Credits (ECTS) 360 ECTS
    Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content

    Level 1

    At Level 1, you will tackle psychological issues in a multi-disciplinary context.
    Typical modules (all core):

    • Foundations of Psychology 1: Learning and Social Psychology
    • Foundations of Psychology 2: Clinical Psychology
    • Foundations of Psychology 3: Brain and Cognition
    • Research Methods
    • Statistics
    • Psychological Perspectives on Current Issues

    Level 2

    At Level 2, modules cover the core areas of the discipline including cognitive, biological, social, clinical and developmental psychology. You will learn about both quantitative and qualitative research methods.
    Typical modules:

    • Advanced Research Methods
    • Advanced Data Analysis
    • Clinical Psychology
    • Biological Psychology
    • Social Psychology
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Individual Differences
    • Cognitive Psychology

    Level 3

    At Level 3, you will carry out your own independent research project and will also choose four optional modules.

    Core

    • Dissertation (individual supervision on a topic of your choosing)

    Options Students take four optional modules from the following list:

    • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
    • Intergroup Relations
    • Health Psychology
    • Psychology of Aesthetics
    • Clinical aspects of Eating Disorders
    • Practical Investigations of Mind and Brian
    • Animal Behaviour
    • Evolutionary Psychology
    • Drugs, Hormones and the Brain
    • The Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness
    • Cross Cultural Psychology
    • Approaches in Psychotherapy

    UK requirements for international applications

    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.


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    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5 CAE score : 60(Grade C)

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test.

    Requirements

    • GCE A-level AAB – ABB. Typical offer AAB (General Studies not accepted for this subject at all).

    • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma D*D*D in a related subject.

    • International Baccalaureate Diploma 35 points.

    • Access to Higher EducationDiploma Complete and pass a related subject Access course with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher.

    GCSE Mathematics grade C and GCSE English grade C are also required.

    English Language Requirements

    • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)

    • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)

    • BrunELT: 65% (min 55% in all areas)

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "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."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Brunel University.

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