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Undergraduate study

Psychology 2019/20


Our trophy cabinet The awards we’ve won don’t just make us feel proud. They give you an idea of what the University is like.

Teaching Excellence Framework Gold Award Huddersfield is a TEF gold-rated institution delivering consistently outstanding teaching and learning of the highest quality found in the UK (Teaching Excellence Framework, 2017).

Global Teaching Excellence Award We won the first Global Teaching Excellence Award. It recognised the University’s commitment to world-class teaching and its success in developing students as independent learners and critical thinkers (HEA, 2017).

University of the Year The Times Higher Education named us as University of the Year in November 2013. They liked our “bold, imaginative and innovative initiatives.”

Queen’s Anniversary Prize The Queen’s Anniversary Prize is a big thing in UK Higher Education. We were delighted to earn one for our role in expanding global boundaries of new music.

A Four Star University QS Stars has given us four stars. That means we are “highly international, demonstrating excellence in both teaching and research with an excellent environment for students and staff.”

Athena Swan We’re serious about gender equality. We want an equal number of men and women on our science and engineering courses, for instance. Our commitment was recognised in 2015 with the Athena SWAN Bronze Award.

Find out more about our awards at hud.ac.uk/about/our-awards

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What’s inside Study with us

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Meet us

Apply to us

Hasan’s student journey so far

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Open Days

Hear how Paige swapped surfing for developmental psychology

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Welcome to Psychology You have made an excellent choice in considering a Psychology course here at the University of Huddersfield. As you read through this brochure, I hope you’ll see why. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching, and are the UK’s only University where 100% of permanent teaching staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.* You’ll be taught by tutors who are highly committed to their teaching, and who care deeply about what you achieve. Our Psychology courses are all accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), and provide eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership. Via our psychology labs we’re able to offer you a range of facilities and opportunities to gain hands-on experience.

You’ll be supported to develop knowledge and key skills, which will help you to prepare for your future career. Previous Huddersfield Psychology graduates have gone on to work in education, healthcare, research, business, marketing and social services.** Join us and together we will take the first steps in making a real difference to your future career.

Professor Peter Clough Head of Department, Psychology

*Permanent staff, after probation: some recently appointed colleagues will only obtain recognition in the months after their arrival in Huddersfield, once they have started teaching. ** Source: LinkedIn and Graduate Employment Market Statistics (GEMs)

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A lot goes on in the human mind, so if you want to know more about mental processes, emotions, personality and perceptions, we’ll give you the chance to study how it all works. Understanding human psychology could enable you to gain the essential skills that are relevant to a wide range of situations and careers.

Study with us I wanted to be in a position where I had the ability to help people and make a difference to their lives. Hasan Shah, Psychology BSc(Hons)

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Check this out! Accreditation

Labs

All our Psychology courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Psychology is about real people, not hypothetical theories, so we’ll give you lots of chances to get practical experience. Our psychology labs have state-of-the-art equipment, including an EEG machine, which measures electrical activity in the brain, a polygraph (lie detector), an eye movement tracker and an Oculus Rift, which is an immersive virtual reality headset. This is part of the reason why our Psychology courses scored 92% for learning resources in the National Student Survey 2017. Our lecturers have a wide range of specialisms and are experts in a number of fields, including military psychology, neuroscience, criminal psychology, educational psychology and health psychology. So if you’re hoping to pursue a particular career path, we can set you off in the right direction.

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Our psychology labs offer a wide range of high tech facilities to enhance your studies.

Studying Psychology, we’ll give you the chance to develop your skills and perhaps even focus on some controversial issues. All our Psychology courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and provide eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered membership. Once you leave Huddersfield you could be fully prepared for an inspiring career. Previous students have gone on to work in education, healthcare, research, business and social services.*

1. The Oculus Rift Our fully immersive virtual reality system allows you to explore virtual environments and activate a variety of stimuli.

2. The Biopac System Used to facilitate various projects, the system records participants’ biological measures (pulse, heart rate and Galvanic Skin Response).

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*Source: LinkedIn and Graduate Employment Market Statistics (GEMs)

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Graduates employed from this course

Psychology BSc(Hons)

96%* Key information: UCAS code: C800 Duration: 3 years full-time Entry requirements: BBB at A Level DDM at BTEC 120 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications Inc. a grade B in an A Level or a Distinction in BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Additional criteria: GCSE Maths grade 4/C or above, or Level 2 Maths or Numeracy.

What makes people behave in certain ways? What are the mental and physical processes that underlie our actions? How do we perceive and understand things? What role does the unconscious mind play in our day-to-day lives? This course provides a valuable insight into the nature of human behaviour, and could enable you to gain skills that can be applied to a large number of situations, careers and further study. Perception, cognition, emotions, motivation, personality, interpersonal relationships, this course gives you the flexibility to explore a wide range of topics to do with mental processes and social behaviours. You’ll look at current and sometimes controversial issues by examining case studies. Taking a hands-on approach you’ll be encouraged to apply your knowledge, looking at how psychological theories actually apply in the real world.

* Percentage of graduates from this course who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2014/15 and 2015/16 aggregated). ** LinkedIn.

We’ll help you broaden your skills and experiences to help make you attractive to potential employers in your chosen career. You’ll have the opportunity to build your communication skills, assertiveness, ability to work in teams and presentation techniques – all of which are useful in many careers and professions. You’ll be able to take advantage of excellent facilities, including our EEG system which monitors brain activity, our eye tracker, biopsychological testing systems and a specialist polygraph (lie detector machine). If you graduate with a Lower Second Class Honours or higher, you’ll be able to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society (BPS). Previous graduates have gone on to work in a wide range of different sectors, including education, healthcare, research, marketing and human resources.**

Accreditation

Labs

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Our psychology labs include an EEG machine, polygraph, eye tracker and Oculus Rift.

Jonathan Stephen, graduated from Psychology BSc(Hons) in 2016, now Education Officer at Huddersfield Students’ Union “The course used various forms of assessments which allowed everyone to participate in something they were more comfortable with. The staff were really friendly and the course was well structured with a wide range of module choices across the three years. This was really helpful as it enabled me to explore which areas of psychology I enjoyed and wanted to pursue further.”

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this course

80%* Key information: UCAS code: C8B9 Duration: 3 years full-time Entry requirements: BBB at A Level DDM at BTEC 120 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications Inc. a grade B in an A Level or a Distinction in a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Additional criteria: GCSE Maths grade 4/C or above, or Level 2 Maths or Numeracy.

Psychology with Counselling BSc(Hons)

This course combines the theory of psychology with practical counselling approaches, helping you build the skills required to help people in need.

You’ll also look at the importance of health and wellbeing in day-to-day life, and how to support other people in their everyday lives.

On the course we’ll take a research focus, looking at the theory and practice of counselling and psychology, all with an aim to help your personal development during the three years. Throughout the course you’ll be guided by specialists in subject areas like biopsychology, developmental psychology, personality and individual differences, and counselling psychology.

The facilities are designed to give you as much practical experience as possible. Our counselling labs are fitted with cameras and microphones, so you’ll be able to practise your skills by acting out scenarios, followed by detailed feedback on how you’re doing.

The course aims to give you a unique and invaluable insight into human behaviour. You should be able to use the skills that you’ve developed in a wide range of situations, careers or further study. We’ll look at the science of mind and behaviour, which is the psychology side of the course, and also at the different types of counselling approaches. Cognitive behavioural therapy, person-centred, psychodynamic therapy and others – you’ll have the opportunity to explore a wide range of techniques.

* Percentage of graduates from this course who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2014/15 and 2015/16 aggregated). ** LinkedIn.

If you graduate with a Lower Second Class Honours or higher, you’ll be able to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society (BPS). Previous graduates have gone on to work in a wide range of different sectors, including education, healthcare, research, marketing and human resources.**

Accreditation This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Rebecca Kinnear, graduated from Psychology with Counselling BSc(Hons) in 2010, now Tier 3 CAMHS Mental Health Practitioner at Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust “I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the University and can confidently say that the course I studied equipped me well for my career. I chose to study Psychology with Counselling as I knew I wanted to work therapeutically post-graduation. My course helped me to feel confident working with clients using psychological theories and therapeutic techniques.”

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from these subjects

90%* Key information: UCAS code: C8M2 Duration: 3 years full-time Entry requirements: BBB at A Level DDM at BTEC 120 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications inc. a grade B in an A Level or a Distinction in BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Additional criteria: GCSE Maths grade 4/C or above, or Level 2 Maths or Numeracy.

Psychology with Crimınology BSc(Hons)

Perhaps you’re looking to go into a career in forensic psychology in the criminal justice system, or you’re just fascinated by psychology and crime. This course aims to give you a thorough grounding in both general psychology, and criminal psychology which could be applied to a wide range of situations and careers once you graduate. On the course you’ll have the opportunity to explore some specialist areas like biopsychology, developmental psychology, personality and individual differences, and forensic psychology. We want to help you gain an invaluable insight into what makes people behave the way they do, and why they choose to take part in criminal activity.

Psychology is the science of mind and behaviour. We’ll give you the opportunity to explore how psychological theory relates to the actions people take in life. You’ll look at criminal behaviour, and weigh up the different theories about the causes of crime. From parenting to society, peer pressure and genetics, you’ll investigate the potential triggers and assess their importance. The aim is to give you some crucial insights into how psychology is used within the criminal justice system. Once you graduate, with a Lower Second Class Honours or higher, you’ll be able to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society (BPS). Previous graduates have gone on to work in a wide range of different sectors, including education, healthcare, research, marketing, operations, media, community and social services.**

Accreditation This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

* Percentage of graduates from these subject areas at Huddersfield who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16). ** LinkedIn.

Nicole William, graduated from Criminology BSc(Hons) in 2016 “I was impressed with the range of topics that were covered throughout the three years and I feel that I’ve gained a comprehensive knowledge of many different subject areas within psychology. The lecturers are all experts in their fields and have experience in research and applied settings.”

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Supporting you to become employable is right at the heart of our courses Alice Hodge, graduated from Psychology BSc(Hons) in 2017

“My degree provided me with insight into the applications of psychology across all job types, including those outside of the traditional area of mental health. The course has also allowed me to develop my empathy and critical evaluation skills.” Rebecca Moynihan, graduated from Psychology BSc(Hons) in 2017

“Whilst the lecturers are always there, and are always willing to help you, the way the courses are taught means a lot of the learning is down to you, which is a great opportunity. It helped me to become self-motivated and better at managing my own time which will help me to thrive in the world of work.” Chelsea Leadley, graduated from Psychology BSc(Hons) in 2017

“The focus on research and critical skills has left me with a solid basis to go on to study at postgraduate level. Most of all, when I started at Huddersfield I had no idea what I wanted to do, just that I really enjoyed psychology. The wide range of topics covered, particularly in my final year meant that I was finally able to find an area I loved.” Leah Day-Wood, graduated from Psychology BSc(Hons) in 2017

“The lecturers have hands-on experience in key areas of psychology, many are clinical and forensic psychologists who shared their experiences. This, teamed with guest speakers gave me an insight into real world practice.” For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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My student journey so far

Hasan Shah Psychology BSc(Hons)

“I grew up in Bradford, West Yorkshire, and like a lot of youngsters, I wasn’t entirely sure what I wanted to be. All I knew is that I wanted to be in a position where I had the ability to help people and make a difference to their lives.” explains Hasan. It was Hasan’s visit to an Open Day which led to him studying Psychology BSc(Hons) at the University of Huddersfield, “I immediately felt at home. The staff were very friendly and the students all had a smile on their faces.”

I love learning all the different theories.

Hasan’s passion for psychology and choice of modules on the course helped to shape his dreams for his future career “Why do we behave the way we do? This question gathers a diverse range of opinions. Any given answer could be right and that’s the beauty of psychology. I have been studying psychology since GCSE level and I still have the same passion for it as I did back then, there is always something new to learn. I love learning all the different theories.” “I hope to carry on with postgraduate study once I leave, I’ll then try to embark on a career as an educational psychologist as this was the module I enjoyed the most. It’s interesting to learn about how people learn.”

To hear Hasan talk about his student journey visit hud.ac/profiles

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Meet our staff

From surfing ambitions to developmental psychology

Paige Davis Lecturer, Psychology

“I wanted to be a pro surfer!” says Paige, recalling her childhood ambitions to travel around amazing surf spots like Jay Bay and the Gold Coast “I kept the surfing and abandoned the dream. Now I surf Beadnell Bay and Tynemouth off the Northumberland coastline.” Born outside of Philadelphia in the USA, Paige went to University in America where she majored in psychology. Working in an inpatient psychiatric hospital for children in Florida led to her postgraduate study in England. “I loved living in the UK, I preferred the academic atmosphere of England and Huddersfield was the perfect fit for me in terms of research programmes, international feel, and its beautiful campus. “Developmental psychology and psychopathology has always interested me even as a young child. I started a babysitters club, and was a nanny throughout high school.

I was fascinated with the development of language and cognition which lead me to learn French and Arabic.” Paige is now a Lecturer across our psychology courses at the University, “Here at Huddersfield I have the chance to look into children’s imagination play and how that relates to language, cognition, and social development. “What I enjoy most about teaching is being able to explain developmental psychology to students in a way that will inspire them to love the subject as much as I do. One of my favourite moments is when you see a student have a light bulb moment. That’s what keeps me teaching.”

I enjoy inspiring students to love the subject.

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We hope you’ve found all the information you need to inspire you to become a student here at Huddersfield. Now all you need to do is apply.

Apply to us UCAS If this is your first (undergraduate) degree and you want to study a full-time course, then you’ll apply via UCAS at ucas.com If you’re at a college or school right now, it’s probably already registered with UCAS. The best thing to do is ask your teacher or careers adviser to help with your application. Once you’ve applied we’ll keep in touch with you throughout the application process, so you’re up to speed with what’s going on.

When to apply If you want to start your course in September 2019, you can apply to UCAS any time from 1 September 2018 onwards. Please make sure UCAS receives your application by 15 January 2019. Course codes The UCAS website gives you codes for all courses but you’ll also find these with the course details in this brochure. Make sure you enter the right code on your application form. The institution code for Huddersfield is HUDDS H60.

Contact us Got a question? Get in touch with us. Tel. +44 (0)1484 472272 Email. psychology@hud.ac.uk huddersfielduni_health_socsci @UoHHealthSocSci UniversityofHuddersfieldPsychology UniversityofHuddersfieldCounsellingStudies

Important Information This brochure is provided for information only and will not form part of your student contract. For full, up to date details on our courses, including when and how that information may change, visit our website at www.courses.hud.ac.uk

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Psychology 2019/20 Undergraduate Guide  

Everything you need to know about undergraduate Psychology at the University of Huddersfield (2019/20 Edition)

Psychology 2019/20 Undergraduate Guide  

Everything you need to know about undergraduate Psychology at the University of Huddersfield (2019/20 Edition)