The programme’s modules are designed to provide a holistic and academic basis for the students’ learning experience and enable them to successfully continue to postgraduate studies.
In Level 4, there are 7 modules that form the basis for an introductory approach to psychology. CT101SPS Introduction to Counselling, Coaching, and Mentoring provides an introduction to the knowledge, skills and application of the fields of Counselling, Coaching and Mentoring.
CT4001PY Developing as a Psychologist (1) aims to introduce a course-based strategy to develop students' skills and professional identity throughout the course, focusing on the student's academic journey.
CT4002PY Human Behaviour provides students with an overview of key areas in psychology in a way which will provide the scaffolding required to understand how the different theoretical and methodological strands in psychology link together.
CT4003PY The Darker Side of Psychology introduces students to the ways in which psychology has been used fraudulently and inappropriately and the myths that have developed from psychological research and theory.
CT4005PY Psychology of Popular Culture aims to facilitate the early steps of psychological thinking and aims to demonstrate how psychological ideas have infiltrated every aspect of everyday life and how they are portrayed in popular media such as newspapers, magazines, film, TV and on the Internet.
CT4006PY Psychology of Mental Health and Wellbeing aims to provide students with an overview of key topics in the area of mental health and well-being, from a biological, psychological and cultural perspective. Students will explore the psychological theories and concepts that underpin mental health and wellbeing.
CT4007PY Research into Human Behaviour aims to provide students with an introduction to the various experimental and non-experimental research methodologies utilised by psychologists, as well as the basic descriptive and inferential statistics commonly used in psychological research.
In Level 5, there are 7 modules.
CT245CAR Intermediate Counselling Skills offers students the opportunity to develop an in depth knowledge, understanding and practice of counselling skills.
CT5000PY Developing as a Psychologist (2) enable students to build on skills relevant to employability in a career as a Psychologist.
CT5001PY Psychological Perspectives (1) aims to provide coverage of the core domains of biological psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and individual differences. It will achieve this by adopting a thematic approach.
CT5002PY Applied Research Methods in Psychology (1) aims to integrate knowledge gained in the level 5 theory module (CT5001PY, Psychological Perspectives 1) to the applications of Quantitative research methods. Students will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of how to conduct, report, and interpret a range of statistical tests using data associated with complex experimental and correlational designs.
CT5003PY Psychological Perspectives (2) focuses on the development of students’ understanding of the core domains of psychology from Psychological Perspectives (1) and extends this to consideration of how this knowledge could contribute to solving a community relevant issue.
CT5004PY Applied Research Methods in Psychology (2) aims to integrate knowledge gained in a level 2 theory module (CT5001PY) with the application of qualitative research methods. Students will develop their understanding of how to design, conduct and report qualitative research using a variety of data collection methods and analytical techniques
CT5005PY Professional Experience focuses on providing students with the opportunity to gain work experience in an organisation relevant to their future career aspirations.
In Level 6, students undertake a Dissertation project, on their selected topic and under appropriate supervision. The Dissertation needs to be completed during the year. In addition to the Dissertation project, students will also need to complete 6 modules.
CT6002PY Independent Research Project where students need to undertake an independent piece of research on a topic of their choosing and under appropriate supervision.
CT316CAR Advanced Counselling Skills which offers students the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and understanding of counselling skills whilst providing time for the practicing of these skills within a safe, controlled learning environment.
CT6000PY Developing as a Psychologist (3) which is designed to equip students with a range of essential personal and professional skills that are required to be a successful student and graduate employee.
CT6001PY Project Ethics starts the process that will be the focal point of the student’s Psychological training; i.e. the Dissertation project.
CT6007PY Drug Use and Addiction which aims to further students’ knowledge of key topic areas in the domain of psychopharmacology.
CT6008PY Criminal Behaviour and its Contexts aims to explore the contribution psychology can make to our understanding of criminal behaviour across different contexts in society.
CT6009PY Clinical Neuroscience which introduces contemporary and complex neural mechanisms of human behaviour in typical and clinical populations.