Psychology with Health Studies BSc (Hons)

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About the course

The Psychology with Health Studies degree focuses across key areas in psychology with opportunities to achieve a deeper understanding in more specialised areas.

It is complemented by a range of modules that explore health issues from a social science perspective. In the first and second years, the focus is on providing a foundation across all aspects of psychology alongside grounding in social science perspectives with regard to understanding health issues.

There is a particular focus upon research methods in the final year project, and you will have the opportunity to consider the application of psychology in wider contexts.

Reasons why you should choose to study Psychology…

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About the course

The Psychology with Health Studies degree focuses across key areas in psychology with opportunities to achieve a deeper understanding in more specialised areas.

It is complemented by a range of modules that explore health issues from a social science perspective. In the first and second years, the focus is on providing a foundation across all aspects of psychology alongside grounding in social science perspectives with regard to understanding health issues.

There is a particular focus upon research methods in the final year project, and you will have the opportunity to consider the application of psychology in wider contexts.

Reasons why you should choose to study Psychology with Health Studies Degree at DMU
  • This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society as conferring eligibility for graduate membership of the society with the Graduate Basis for Registration (GBR), provided the minimum standard of second class honours is achieved. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist
  • Benefit from the experience and expertise of staff across these two complementary disciplines
  • 94 per cent of our psychology students express satisfaction with the course (National Student Survey 2012)
  • Our Psychology student volunteer scheme is being developed and will provide exciting opportunities to become actively involved in cutting edge research projects and work with organisations
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Key facts

UCAS course code: C8B9

Duration: Three years full-time, six years part-time

Institution code: D26

Entry and admission criteria

2013/2014 UCAS Points Minimum of 300 points

GCSEs
  • 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths and English. Plus one of the following:
Alevels
  • Normally with at least 200 points from 2 A levels with a specified subject at grade B or above
BTEC
  • BTEC National Diploma - BTEC with Distinction/Distinction/Merit (320)
  • BTEC National Certificate - only in combination with other accepted qualifications
  • BTEC National Award- only in combination with other accepted qualifications
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (3 A2s) - BTEC with Distinction/Distinction/Merit (320)
  • BTEC Diploma (2 A2s) - only in combination with other accepted qualifications
  • BTEC 90 credit Diploma - only in combination with other accepted qualifications
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (1 A2) - only in combination with other accepted qualifications
  • BTEC certificate (1 A1) - only in combination with other accepted qualifications
Access Course Pass. English and Maths GCSE equivalency required, 12 level 2 credits in each subject.

Interview: No

Work Experience: No

International Baccalaureate: 30+

International Students:
If English is not your first language, we require an English language level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Personal Statement selection criteria

  • Clear communication skills, including good grammar and spelling
  • Information relevant to the course applied for
  • Interest in the course demonstrated with explanation and evidence
  • If relevant for the course - work and life experience

Teaching and assessment

Our teaching is informed by the research activity of staff at national and international levels. We offer lectures, seminars, tutorials, laboratory work and experimental workshops, involving both directed and self-directed study.

Assessment combines essays and exams with more innovative methods such as presentations and critical reviews.

Typical contact time for any one week is approximately 12–14 hours, and includes seminars, lectures and workshops. Additionally you are expected to engage in 24–26 hours of self-directed study, which could include library research, group work and report/essay writing.

Course modules

In the first and second years, the focus is on providing a good foundation across all aspects of psychology alongside a grounding in social science perspectives with regard to understanding health issues.

First year

  • Introductory Research Methods for Psychologists
  • Core Areas of Psychology
  • Theories and Historical Perspectives in Psychology
  • Sociological Context of Health
  • Management and Economics of Healthcare

Second year

  • Further Research Methods for Psychologists
  • Biological Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Personality and Intelligence
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Aspects of Health

In the final year there is a particular focus upon research methods and you will be able to consider the application of psychology in wider contexts.

Third year

  • Psychology Project
  • Conceptual Issues and Critical Debates in Psychology
  • Plus optional modules from a choice of up to 15

Industry links and professional accreditation

The course is accredited as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, provided the minimum standard of a Second Class Honours is achieved. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

Work experience and placements

Professionally accredited providing recognition of your professional status and reflects your aspiration to represent the highest possible standards.

There are no formal work placements on the course but there are a variety of volunteer schemes operated through De Montfort Students’ Union, giving you the chance to work with different organisations.

Graduate careers

Psychology is well-respected in many sectors and opens up a variety of career opportunities in health promotion/education, community development, teaching, educational psychology, special needs coordination, plus others such as human resources, advertising, marketing or public relations.

We also offer a range of postgraduate courses including Health Psychology| MSc Psychological Well-being MSc and Applied Health Studies| MSc.

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Fees and funding


UK/EU Full-time £9000 Part Time 2013/14 4 Year Course £5925 6 Year Course £3950 Per Module (15 Credits) £988 International
Full-time Band 1 £10,750 Band 2 £11,250

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Scholarships

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Facilities

The department has two dedicated computer laboratories that are used for both teaching as well as self-directed learning, along with the facilities to produce high quality research in modern, well-equipped surroundings.

There are six individual research cubicles specifically designed for flexibility and comfort when conducting your research.

In addition to this, there are a number of interview rooms for use in non-experimental research, as well as a fully equipped observation suite complete with a two way mirror and recording equipment.

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