BSc

Psychology (with integrated year studying abroad)

BSc Psychology (with integrated year studying abroad) Code N1FW Online Open Day 6 July 2020. Register now. Online Open Day 6 July 2020. Register now.

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Key Facts

N1FW
  • UCAS Tariff

    96 - 120

  • Course Length

    4 Year

Further details on entry requirements

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Our BSc in Psychology with integrated study abroad will enable you to discover another culture and life in another country whilst at the same time expanding your knowledge of Psychology.

Our Single Honours, BPS-accredited Psychology degree is designed to develop and shape your understanding and provide you with skills that will enable you to quickly find employment after graduation or continue on to further study. You will work and engage with lecturers who use their significant experience, and their own research to create an inspiring learning environment in which you can develop your own thinking in a safe and supportive department.

The department has outstanding teaching and research facilities dedicated to your course. The laboratories and dedicated research spaces provide you with a diverse array of facilities and equipment with which to explore. These resources allow you to develop your interests and engage creative problem-solving techniques as you progress towards your graduation.

Student Satisfaction and Employability Results

2nd in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Psychology (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)

96% overall student satisfaction in the Department of Psychology. (NSS 2019)

96% of our graduates were in work or further study within 6 months, 1% more than Psychology graduates nationally (HESA 2018*)

Overview

ACCA Accredited Programme

Why study Psychology with integrated study abroad at Aberystwyth?

  • Student Satisfaction
    At Aberystwyth, we work with you to help you become informed and curious thinkers. We use our teaching and research experience to inspire you and to give you the skills and confidence to do whatever you wish to do in the future. This is why, in 2019, 96% of our students are satisfied overall. (NSS 2019)
  • Equipping you for life
    All our degree schemes are designed with employability in mind and are accredited by the British Psychological Society – perfect for graduate-level careers or access to postgraduate training.  “96% of our graduates are in work or further study within 6 months of graduation, 4% more than Psychology graduates nationally” (HESA 2018)
  • Friendly and InclusiveIt is important for you to study in a supportive, student-focused environment. Our staff work hard to provide the guidance and encouragement you will need, which is why 99% of our students agree that staff are good at explaining things in the Department of Psychology. (NSS 2019
  • Exceptional Resources
    The department’s modern research facilities and outstanding student learning spaces are in addition to excellent central university facilities. These resources allow us to provide you with an innovative approach to learning and teaching. This is why 99% of students agree they have been able to access course-specific resources when they needed to in the Department of Psychology” (NSS 2019
  • Explore the WorldImmerse yourself and embrace teaching and learning in one of our partner Universities across Europe and the rest of the World. Improve your understanding of Psychology with expert leaders in their field. 
  • Welsh LanguageIf you are a Welsh-speaker you have the opportunity to continue part of your studies in Welsh. You’ll find bilingual staff in Psychology who will support you in your work, and who can guide your university experience in Welsh. 

This course is identical to its sister course C800, with an additional year studying abroad. If you are unable to obtain a work placement, you can simply transfer to our three year sister programme.

Our Staff

Department of Psychology’s teaching staff are all research active and all permanent staff are qualified to PhD level with most having either a PGCTHE or are fellows/senior fellow of the higher education academy. Over half of the staff also have the qualification CPsychol; an indicator of the BPS’ highest standard of psychological knowledge and expertise.

Modules

Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Cognitive Psychology PS21820 20
Psychology In Practice PS20620 20
Qualitative Research Methods PS21410 10
Quantitative Research Methods PS21310 10
Social Psychology PS20220 20

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Forensic Psychology PS21220 20
Issues In Clinical Psychology PS21720 20
Psychology Of Humour PS21620 20
Evolutionary Psychology PS21020 20
Gender And The Media PS21520 20
Health Psychology PS20720 20

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Placement Year PSS0060 60

Employability

Your year abroad:

A recent Erasmus Impact survey showed that 64% of employers considered international experience important for recruitment and that studying or working abroad will increase their chances of finding employment by up to 41% compared to students who do not study or work abroad. Our teaching and experience that we provide at Aberystwyth transforms tomorrow's workforce and this enhanced degree demonstrates our commitment to your future. This is illustrated by our recent employability figures where 98% of our graduates were in work or further study 6 months after graduation. This figure is 3% more than Psychology graduates nationally. These are just some of the reasons why we think the Year in Industry is valuable:

What career options are available to me? 

A degree in Psychology from Aberystwyth University will prepare you for a range of careers, and access to wide range of further training opportunities, including:

  • Clinical, Educational, Occupational, Sports and Exercise psychology
  • Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • Social Work
  • Health Care
  • Human Resources
  • Careers Advisory Service
  • Marketing, Publishing, Advertising

The skills you learn whilst studying here are highly sought after by employers and include:

  • Research and Data analysis skills
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • The ability to work independently and present material clearly and effectively 
  • Time management and organisational skills
  • The ability to express ideas and communicate information in a clear and structured manner
  • Self-motivation and independence 
  • Teamwork and project management skills
  • Information technology skills

Learning & Teaching

What will I learn?

Psychology is a multifaceted discipline and the structure of our degree and how you are taught reflects this. Our ethos is to teach in a way which enables you to develop conceptual and theoretical knowledge that you are able to apply to solve problems in real world scenarios. To support you in this, your British Psychological Society accredited degree is built around essential core topics in psychology, which serve as the basis for the varied and specialised option modules we offer in the second and third year.

During your first year, you will:

  • Begin to transform yourself into a Psychologist, by developing core knowledge in areas such as social and individual behaviour, Brain and cognition and historical issues in psychology
  • Start to develop a wide range of skills by using methods and techniques that will enable you to investigate psychological phenomena.

In your third year you will undertake your year abroad in an international university.

In your second and fourth years, you will:

  • Shape your degree by choosing from our distinctive range of optional modules. This will give you the opportunity to create your own personalised path through your degree
  • Apply skills learnt throughout your degree by constructing your own research dissertation, built around your personal ideas and interests within a psychological context.

How will I be taught?

Your academic and intellectual development are at the heart of the Aberystwyth Psychology experience. Our staff are committed to a student focused approach to teaching, making your learning needs a priority in both what we teach and how we teach you. When you join us, you will be assigned a personal tutor who will support you throughout your degree and is there to advise and guide you on a range of academic and personal matters.

From traditional lectures to small group work, we deliver inspirational teaching through a wide variety of different formats. You will also get to apply your knowledge in lab-based workshops and practicals, where you will be able to benefit from our wide range of specialists research equipment and facilities. Your development will be assessed in a broad variety of ways including; traditional exams, essays, wikis, blogs, observations and presentations.

At Aberystwyth you can be confident that you will receive the best learning experience at the very forefront of the discipline.

Typical Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 96 - 120

A Levels BBB-CCC

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh and Mathematics

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-MMM

International Baccalaureate:
30-26

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall

The University welcomes applications from students studying the Access to Higher Education Diploma. Our inclusive admissions policy values breadth as well as depth of study. Applicants are selected on their own individual merits, and offers can vary. If you are studying a qualification not listed on this page, please get in touch with the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further advice. Details about the country-specific qualifications the University accepts can be found on our country-specific pages. For further information, contact ug-admissions@aber.ac.uk

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