Glasgow Caledonian University
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Applied Psychology (B.Sc. Hons)
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Academic IELTS score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5
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*£1,000 scholarship is given on the 1st year.
and £1,000 for each subsequent year of the degree. Up to £4,000 over 4 years.
Exploring the thoughts and behaviour of others, you can pursue a career in psychology or other professions that involve psychological skills. Study the challenges that face individuals, society, business and educators at degree level.
In Psychology we describe, explain and predict thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Psychologists carry out research, develop theories and often try to solve practical problems. These three elements all feature strongly in this applied psychology programme. Psychology’s intriguing subject matter, blend of specialist knowledge and generic skills provide its graduates with opportunities for personal growth, and many of the characteristics sought by potential employers.
The overarching aim of the programme is to provide a stimulating and challenging education in applied psychology. BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology will allow students to learn about psychological theory and research and how this can be applied to the real world. The core psychology curriculum will be contextualised with real-world examples and a suite of applied psychology modules will introduce students to different professions in psychology. This will be beneficial to graduates in seeking employment or higher study after completion of the programme. The programme also offers a range of psychology modules covering the main areas of the discipline and a range of choice within other complementary disciplines.
To become a Chartered Psychologist, graduates are required to carry out further study and practice in a particular area such as Clinical, Forensic, Health, Educational, Counselling and Sport & Exercise Psychology. The BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology programme offers specialism in four of these areas: Counselling, Forensic, Health and Sport and Exercise Psychology. Students can exit with a named award in one of these areas, providing specific modules have been taken.
There are opportunities to spend a trimester studying abroad and you have the additional option of studying a modern language, biology or social science subject during the programme.
All programme pathways are accredited by the British Psychological Society and meet the requirements for Graduate Level Chartered Membership (GBC) with the Society.
Foundations in Psychology, Research Methods 1a: Philosophy and Methods, Research Methods 1b: Data Management, Introduction to Applied Psychology, Digital Psychology. There are also a number of option modules: Biology, languages, social sciences.
Applying Mental Health, Forensic and Counselling Psychology, Research Methods 2: Analysing data, Introduction to Biological, Cognitive and Developmental Psychology, Applying Health and Sport and Exercise Psychology, Political and Cultural Psychology. There are also a number of option modules: Biology, language, social sciences, Working in Inter-Professional Teams.
Research Methods 3: Advanced Research Methods and Analysis, Psychology of Individual Differences, Applied Social Psychology, Applied Human Cognition, Psycho-biology: Underpinning Behaviour and Experience. There are also a number of option modules: Biology, languages, social sciences, Applied Psychology for Career Development.
Developmental Psychology and the Psychology Empirical Project. Option modules in Forensic Psychology, Health Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Mental Health and Well-being, Sport and Exercise Psychology, biology, languages, social sciences.
Graduates can become a Chartered Psychologist after further study and postgraduate training in e.g. clinical, educational, health, occupational, counselling, sport and exercise or forensic psychology, or undertake research and follow an academic career.
Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is a vibrant, innovative and multi-award winning University for the Common Good.
The university aims to contribute to society in a manner that embraces yet goes beyond the traditional role of a university. GCU’s For the Common Good commitment is brought to life and delivered by students and staff across academic schools and departments.
GCU’s student experience nurtures knowledge and creativity to address real-world global challenges, transforming the lives of our students and others.
Ranked in the world’s top 150 universities in the Times Higher Education’s 200 under 50 league (2017)
We have academic schools offering high-quality teaching, innovative facilities and specialist areas of study
We have world-leading and internationally excellent research
We are the largest provider of nursing and midwifery education; have experts in renewables, energy and construction; and we are a leading provider of management, business, law and social science education
We are raising attainment of talented individuals from all backgrounds through articulation and widening access initiatives such as College Connect and the Caledonian Club
Outstanding student experience
Our modern city-centre campus provides an excellent learning environment for more than 20,000 students and 1,600 staff from more than 100 countries. GCU’s friendly campus community offers:
The award-winning Saltire Centre with large academic library
Opportunities to study abroad or as part of a global exchange
95% of GCU graduates find work or further study within six months of graduation (HESA, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education, 2018).
£32million Glasgow campus redevelopment completed in 2016
Representation from the GCU Student Association
A 90% satisfaction rating in the International Student Barometer 2016 (ISB)
All the on-campus facilities you need including accommodation and health and fitness
GCU has received the Cycle Friendly Campus award from Cycling Scotland – the first of its kind in Scotland
GCU was the first university in Scotland to achieve EcoCampus Platinum certification for its environmental practices]
Ranked first in Scotland for work experience opportunities