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BSc (Hons) Behavioural Science (Foundation Entry Route Available)

Foundation Entry • Level 3

BSc (Hons) Behavioural Science (Foundation Entry Route Available)

Foundation Entry • Level 3

Type of LearningUniversity Study

Course CodeA5637

UCAS CodeHU21

Study ModeFull-time.

DurationFull Time: 3 Years, Full Time inc. Foundation Entry: 4 Years

Awarded ByBuckinghamshire New University

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About the course

This degree in Behavioural Sciences will give you a detailed and balanced knowledge of the fascinating subject of human behaviour and will allow you to build a strong foundation for your career in this field. As part of this degree you will learn how to analyse data effectively, write concise reports and give engaging presentations. This honours degree in Behavioural Science is tremendously flexible, allowing the opportunity to select modules of personal and professional interest. During the first year you will develop a strong background in Behavioural Sciences through core modules that cover cognitive, biological, developmental, and social and personality psychology. You will also look at research methods, making sense of society and be introduced to cross-disciplinary psychology. As you enter the second year, you will be increasingly led by your own interests and have the chance to explore specialist fields in more detail, such as Psychology, Criminology and Sociology. You will explore the four main areas of Behavioural Sciences – Biopsychology, Developmental Psychology, Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology and Personality and Individual Differences. In the final year, you will tailor your degree still further by taking more specialised options alongside the last core module, Social Psychology, before writing your dissertation. This honours degree in Behavioural Sciences is tremendously flexible. As you progress through the course you’ll have the opportunity to select modules of personal interest. In workshops and lectures you will have the chance to use specialist equipment to measure activity of the cardiovascular system, brain, autonomic nervous system and more, tracking equipment, virtual reality software and statistics software. During this course you will be able to gain experience volunteering in areas such as mental health, forensic, educational addictions and sports psychology, visit professional working environments or go on trips relevant to your modules. The standard full time tuition fee rate for this course in 2019/20 for Home and EU students is £9000 per year. The standard full time tuition fee for the Foundation Year for this course in 2019/20 is £6000.

Type of LearningUniversity Study

Course CodeA5637

UCAS CodeHU21

Study ModeFull-time.

DurationFull Time: 3 Years, Full Time inc. Foundation Entry: 4 Years

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Awarded ByBuckinghamshire New University

Cost Information

Years 1, 2 and 3 (delivered at Burnley College): The standard full time tuition fee rate for this course in 2020/21 for UK students is £9000 per year. The standard full time tuition fee for the Foundation year for this course in 2020/21 is £6000.

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course, you will need at least two A Levels and a GCSE Maths and English at grade C. Our offers usually require a minimum of 96 UCAS points. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the three-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a degree course, can apply for a four-year programme including a Foundation Year. As a Foundation Entry student you will complete a year of additional study at the beginning of your degree to provide you with the study skills, self-confidence and an academic foundation to succeed. Foundation Year modules are Foundation Year, Preparing for Success: Knowledge and Creativity; Preparing for Success: Self-Development and Responsibility; Inquiry-Based Learning; Foundations of Psychology.

Modules

The modules available on this course are: Year 0, Inquiry Based Learning, Preparing for Success: knowledge & Creativity, Self Development & Responsibility and Foundations of Psychology Year 1, Making Sense of Society; Introduction to Biological Psychology and Cognitive Psychology; Introduction to Cross-Disciplinary Psychology; Introduction to Developmental and Social Psychology; Introduction to Personality and Applying Psychology; Psychological Research Methods. Year 2: Contemporary Criminology; Gender and Sexuality in Society; Biopsychology; Cognitive Processes in Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Personality and Individual Differences; Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology. Year 3: Abnormal Psychology; Brain, Mind and Behaviour; Counselling Psychology; Educational Psychology; Investigative and Forensic Psychology; Literature-based Dissertation; Social Psychology.

Assessment

The balance of assessment will vary depending on the modules undertaken but will include coursework, written exams and practical tests.

Careers & Progression

You will finish your course with a strong grasp of psychology as a discipline in addition to an understanding of psychological influences and functioning with related areas as chosen by you. As a graduate, you will be well qualified for a career in areas such as the Civil Service, NHS, police force, sports organisations, and occupational and forensic psychology. You will also have the opportunity to take your studies further into postgraduate study. Throughout your course we will support you on the route to your chosen career, helping you develop crucial skills, encouraging you to become enterprising, employable and a good leader.

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