BSc (Hons) Psychology

BSc (Hons) Psychology
Cardiff Metropolitan University

City Unity College in partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University offers an undergraduate program in Psychology.

The undergraduate Psychology program is designed for high school graduates or graduates of other specialties who would like to become psychologists and obtain a license to practice psychology through SAEP. Students are asked to attend 23 courses and accumulate a total of 360 credits in 3 years, if they choose full-time attendance, or in 6 years if they opt for part-time attendance. All courses and exams are in English.

 

Why choose the program

  • The program is offered in cooperation with one of the largest universities in United Kingdom, Cardiff Metropolitan University, and provides students with the opportunity to attend part of the curriculum in the UK.
  • The professors of the Department of Psychology are prominent psychologists and researchers, while each one is a distinguished instructor on the subject he/she teaches.
  • The program is offered full-time (3 years) or part-time (6 years).
  • Students have the opportunity to intern in various institutions/organizations, which partner with City Unity College.
  • Ambitious students can participate in international conferences held in Greece and abroad, while the annual Psychology Conference and Psychology Seminars and Workshops organized by City Unity College enable students to enrich their CVs with scientific publications and strengthen their job qualifications.
  • For the personal development and well-being of our students free counseling and tutoring is offered on all issues related to their academic development.
Why choose Cardiff Metropolitan University

  • Cardiff Met has a Silver Teaching Excellence Framework (TFE) rating (HEFCE 2017)
  • The University is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in the UK (The Times Good University Guide, The Sunday Times University Guide, The Guardian University Guide, The Independent Complete University Guide)
  • Cardiff Met has been ranked the top University in the UK for ‘International student support’ in the International Student Barometer for six years (ISB 2010-2015)
  • Cardiff Met won the Times Higher Education’s Most Improved Student Experience Award in 2014
  • In 2015, the CMET was ranked as the 3rd most improved UK University in the Complete University Guide list.
  • 95% of the graduates are working or continue further studies within six months of graduation (DLHE 2016)

Why Study at City Unity College

  • The program is offered in cooperation with one of the largest universities in United Kingdom, Cardiff Metropolitan University, and provides students with the opportunity to attend part of the curriculum in UK.
  • The professors of the Department of Psychology are prominent psychologists and researchers, while each one is a distinguished teacher on the subject he/she teaches.
  • The program is offered full-time (3 years) or part-time (6 years).
  • Students have the opportunity to intern in various institutions/organizations, which partner with City Unity College.
  • Ambitious students can participate in Greek and international conferences, while the annual Psychology Conference and Psychology Seminars and Workshops organized by City Unity College enable students to enrich their CVs with scientific publications and strengthen their job qualifications.
  • For the personal development and well-being of our students free counseling and tutoring is offered on all issues related to their academic development.

Course Length & Teaching

The program has a duration of 3 years for full-time students or 6 years for part-time students. The completion of the program includes the successful attendance of courses for 360 credits and a final dissertation. During the courses, the necessary supervisory and laboratory materials are used (video projectors, PCs and CD players). All students have access to the online platform INTRANET where all teaching material, grades and announcements for all courses are posted.

It is important to emphasize that being present in class, especially at the undergraduate level, is very important for an in-depth understanding of the various subjects. For this reason, all City Unity College classes are held in the afternoon to allow students to work in the morning and attend classes in the afternoon.

However, in cases where a student is unable to attend any or all of the courses, City Unity College’s e-learning platform provides him/her with the ability to download and study from home all lectures and to be informed of all the necessary bibliography and the papers / tests to be delivered by the end of the semester.

Also, in case of failure to attend, the student may hold 1-hour weekly meetings through Skype with all his / her teachers to express his / her questions and to be informed about all developments. The Department’s supervisor must be aware from the start of the semester about organizing these meetings so that he/she can keep a close eye on the student’s progress.

Finally, the student can communicate by e-mail with all his / her professors and the department director to arrange meetings with them whenever he / she wishes. The director of the Department is also available by phone so a student may have direct contact with the Department whenever necessary.

Courses & Teaching methods

Courses

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Data Analysis
  • Developmental Psychology I
  • Social Psychology I
  • Brain and Cognition
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Research and Statistics
  • Developmental Psychology II – Childhood Issues and disorders
  • Contemporary Issues in Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Social Psychology II
  • Individual Differences
  • Project Dissertation
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Applied Psychological Testing
  • Health Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Occupational Psychology
  • Contemporary Issues in Psychology II
  • Exercise Psychology
  • Applied Psychological Therapies
  • Project Proposal

Teaching methods

Lectures:It is the main teaching method to transfer knowledge from teacher to student. They provide the student with an in-depth understanding of a module, and a chance to ask questions and advance his studies. All professors/instructors prepare their lectures in the form of presentations, which are available -from the very next day of the presentation- on the E-learning platform of City Unity College to be downloaded by students. This option should not, by any means, replace active attendance of the courses, because only in the classroom the student has the opportunity of interactive learning.

Case studies:It is the most successful model, especially in the field of psychology, enabling a student to understand and apply theory in practice as well to prepare him/her for cases in his/her professional career. For this reason, it is very important for each professor to be a psychologist so that he can prepare the student -even from the first year- for the line of work he has chosen to pursue. 

Tutorials / Personal sessions:They are used to help the student in academic as well as personal issues that relate to potential student questions and inquiries about his / her course progress and career path. In these sessions, he/she is given the opportunity to express possible insecurities and/or any weaknesses in some courses and to seek the appropriate solutions together with his/her personal tutor. Tutorials / Personal sessions are a close, personal monitoring of the student to provide support and security at every step.

Laboratories:It is the main teaching method for all courses requiring statistical analysis and statistical programs. These courses are taught at City Unity College’s computer labs, which are equipped with specialized statistical programs used in Psychology. Along with theory, the student learns about the use of these programs, which are necessary for research.

Group Seminars and Participation in Conferences:It is very important for a Psychology student to participate in seminars and lectures so he/she can understand the importance of continuous learning and education on the various issues of psychology research. Participation starts from the very first year of studies with active involvement in the planning of seminars and lectures on Psychology and continues during the next two years of studies by actively participating through the creation of posters or small presentations. These actions provide students with experience and connections in their future workplace and enrich their CV so that after graduation they have at least two or three participations in their resume.

Assessment:The assessment of knowledge gained during the academic semester is done through formal written exams/tests, essays, reports and presentations. Writing essays, reports and presentations will give the opportunity to the student to not only present his / her own ideas and to understand in depth a subject but also will prepare him / her for future presentations and for the thesis, as well for conferences in which he she may participate throughout his / her professional career.

Our Campus

All academic programs take place in our facilities at City Unity College, in the center of Athens, 15-17 Thisseos str, Syntagma 10562
Beyond graduation

Under Law 4393/12, European University degrees obtained by attending programs in recognized / accredited Colleges are professionally recognized by the Council for the Recognition of Professional Qualifications (SAEP) of the Ministry of Education

BSc Psychology graduates can work in the private or public sector in fields such as:

  • BSc Psychology graduates can work in the private or public sector in fields such as:
  • In hospitals, private clinics, counseling centers.
  • As self-employed professionals providing consulting services.
  • In any field related to public / human services.
  • As organizational or human resources psychologists in combination with postgraduate studies in Marketing or Human Resources.
  • As Health Psychologists, Neuropsychologists or Clinical Psychologists in combination with the corresponding Master’s degree.
  • Conducting scientific research.

Registration requirements

All applicants must meet the following requirements for undergraduate programs:

  • Have a high school diploma (or equivalent) with an average grade of at least 60% of the high school’s highest grade
  • In exceptional cases an interview or challenge courses or entrance exams or accreditation of prior learning will be required in consultation with thedirector of the department.
  • Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirements which are:
  • Graduation from a high school in an English-speaking country (where the teaching language wasEnglish)
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) 5.5 (B2 Level)
  • An online English test to be arranged by the AdmissionsDepartment

 

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