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Want to understand the human mind, behaviour and motivation? Our Psychology degree offers you the chance to learn in a supportive environment with excellent teaching and laboratory facilities. Our experienced and highly qualified staff will guide and support you, providing a focus on employability throughout your studies.
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Bolton was one of the first institutions in the UK to offer a degree in this exciting subject and studying in our well-respected, vibrant learning and research culture offers you an excellent start to your career. Whilst working towards a BSc (Hons) in Psychology here at the University of Bolton, you’ll have the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of the subject in terms of the science and theories of psychology, and their application in everyday life.
You’ll explore a range of core modules that provide a strong grounding in study and research methods, as well as a deep understanding of the science of psychology. There’s also the option to choose specialised modules according to your areas of interest, or that relate to a particular career path you wish to follow after graduation.
As a psychology graduate you may use your qualification as the basis for a career as a professional psychologist or to enter a wide range of other careers, including teaching, human resource management, the police, the armed forces and social work.
Successful completion of the degree course is approved as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society, provided the minimum standard of qualification of second class honours is achieved.
The British Psychological Society is the professional body of psychologists.
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A psychology degree develops knowledge of human behaviour, as well as research, statistics, and writing skills. It can provide a foundation for many careers. Psychology graduates excel in roles that involve working with a range of complex issues, and have the skills to develop a strong understanding of areas that are new to them relatively quickly.
As a psychology graduate, you can expect to have gained the following key employability skills: high order analysis, research skills, problem solving, interpersonal awareness, communication skills, and the ability to develop arguments supported by relevant evidence, team work, and IT and data handling skills.
There are numerous career paths available to psychology graduates with British Psychological Society (BPS) accreditation. The more traditional routes include clinical, forensic, occupational, educational, health, sport and exercise psychology and counselling, as well as teaching and research.
In addition, there are broader career options including personnel management, research, sport and exercise, teaching, advice work, social work, law enforcement and healthcare. Many of our graduates have been successful in these fields of work.
Psychology graduates can also progress to graduate schemes which are long term employment contracts usually with a large corporate company offering advanced training packages.
Postgraduate training and study is a requirement to become a Chartered Psychologist. Due to course entry requirements, many psychology graduates spend a year or more getting work experience before embarking on postgraduate study. Postgraduate study is available in areas such as clinical, counselling, educational, occupational, sport and exercise, or forensic psychology.
Although some psychology graduates become professional psychologists, many others go on work in related fields. These alternative roles may be advisory, research-led, treatment-led or therapeutic. Some of these jobs where your degree would be useful include:
Home students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Home fee of £6,000 for the academic year 2020/21.
The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.
The university is currently awaiting government guidelines as to EU fee charges for students commencing study in 2021/2022.
For 2021/2022 entry, the maximum government approved undergraduate tuition fee for UK students is £9,250 per year. The University is able to charge this fee subject to an approved Access and Participation Plan for 2021/2022 and its current rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.
For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:
You may apply directly to the University using the University's online application form. Please select your chosen start date from the list below:
You should have to hand:
Details of the educational establishments you attended and dates
Your certificates for the qualifications you are using to gain entry to the course – you will need to enter the completion date and upload copies
Details of any employment history including name, address, dates and role
Personal statement – this can be either input into the relevant field or uploaded separately
Details including e-mail addresses of two referees, at least one of which should be someone who can provide an academic reference
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As an international student you are not allowed to study this course because of the restrictions on your visa.
We offer a wide range of full-time courses in lots of different subjects, many of our courses start in September and January. If you would like to see what courses are available please visit our Course Search.
The University welcomes applications from our group partners and progressing students so we try to make our application process as simple and as fast as possible. By selecting the link for your chosen course from the list shown below you will be taken directly to our online application form. Please read the user guidance before completing this and ensure you upload all supporting documents such as certificates and your personal statement when you apply.
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Apply online: University of Bolton BSc(Hons) Psychology - 25 January 2021
Apply online: University of Bolton BSc(Hons) Psychology - 20 September 2021
We look forward to receiving your application and you continuing your academic journey with us!
The overall teaching and learning strategy for Psychology is student-centred. We use a blended approach to teaching and learning – you’ll have face-to-face sessions, sometimes one-to-one, and take part in online learning. You can expect a mix of seminars, lectures and tutorials, practical workshop demonstrations, critiques, study visits, self-directed study, IT and library sessions, guided study, and more. The University’s e-learning portal Moodle will support your online learning. We’ll also encourage you to use the internet for research.
Guest lectures and presentations by a variety of visiting speakers from relevant employment areas offer you the chance to further develop your knowledge and understanding.
The assessment strategy is set up to help you organise and develop your learning and to evaluate your achievement. You can expect time-constrained exams and coursework, such as essays, reports, presentations, portfolios, and others. These contribute to your final marks and allow you to demonstrate that you’ve met the learning outcomes for the course. Much of your assessed work is submitted online via Moodle with feedback also given through this route. You can also use Moodle to communicate with fellow students studying the same modules as you.
The modules listed below may be a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules shown as part of the course.
|Level one||Coursework 66%, Written exams 33%|
|Level two||Coursework 50%, Written exams 50%|
|Level three||Coursework 83%, Written exams 17%|
|Level one||Guided independent study 66%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 34%|
|Level two||Guided independent study 74%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 26%|
|Level three||Guided independent study 75%, Placement/study abroad 5%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 20%|
The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.
The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.
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