This Foundation Degree provides you with the opportunity to investigate the interaction between psychological and sociological influences on human behaviour, exploring the cause of behaviours and actions within a wider cultural context.
The psychology component of this course will consider all aspects of human behaviour, analysing the thoughts, feelings and motivations that drive such actions. Simultaneously, your sociological studies will examine the changing nature of contemporary society, and how this impacts an individual. The relationship between the two areas will be discussed, with each impacting the other in significant and interesting ways.
Studying these two subjects alongside one another will introduce you to an entirely new way of thinking and analysing human behaviour and the impact of social contexts, recognising social and psychological diversity and its effect on the lives of both individuals and groups.
The course will prepare you for professional practice in a number of fields, offering you a diverse array of employment opportunities upon completion. To work as a qualified psychologist you will need to undertake postgraduate study, which the College can help advise you on.
This course is assessed by a variety of methods, which includes coursework essays, examinations, presentations, seminars and research reports. During your studies you will be learning through a range of means, providing you with a varied and engage approach to study, developing you into a well-rounded practitioner with a broad skillset. The theoretical aspect of your studies will feature timetabled lectures, seminar participation, detailed tutorials and workshops that develop specific skills. You will gain practical experience during research, examination of real-life case studies and study groups. You will also complete modules dedicated to research methods and statistics, with research forming an integral part of both years.
Ucas Code: CL83
Modes of study: Full-time, part-time and modular study available
Institution code: S32
Upon successful completion of this Foundation Degree you may progress to the final year of the BSc (Hons) Psychological Studies degree at Plymouth University. Please note that there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability. Alternatively, you will be able to immediately seek employment, working in industries such as professional psychology, management, social services, health services and probation. If you wish to become a qualified psychologist you will be required to complete a postgraduate qualification.
"I took my GCSEs and A Levels and was one of the first graduates on the Extended Science programme. I went on to achieve a First Class Honours in my BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences degree at Plymouth University, which I could not have achieved without the University Centre South Devon. With the support of UCSD, I felt as though there wasn't anything I couldn't achieve. Since graduating, I completed my PGCE at Plymouth University and had my placement with UCSD. My time here undoubtedly changed my life and my family's. I would like to thank my tutor for not just introducing me to the world of science, but also for giving me the confidence to continue my studies and succeed, and for providing me with a means of going to university."Kellie Collier
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