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Welcome to the Psychology Department

What we will study?

Candidates will engage in the scientific study of the mind and human behaviour and in doing so, will develop a broad knowledge/understanding of the core areas of psychology (social, cognitive, behaviourism, biopsychology and social learning theory) through a range of popular and accessible topics such as memory, attachment, schizophrenia and gender.


Psychology aims to

  • develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of Psychology and how they relate to each other
  • develop an appreciation for diversity through the study of individual differences
  • develop an appreciation for the relationship between biology and behaviour through biopsychology
  • to increase skills of analysis and evaluation through consideration of both classic and contemporary psychological studies
  • develop and demonstrate a deep appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of scientific methods, including the debate as to whether Psychology is a science
  • develop competence and confidence in a variety of practical, mathematical and problem-solving skills (25% research methods)

Entry requirements: Students will need a minimum grade of 6 in GCSE English, 6 in GCSE Mathematics and 6 in GCSE Science.

Who should do the course?

Students with an interest in human behaviour and the workings of the mind and brain. The course suits candidates who are enthusiastic and have motivation to work hard and develop their independence skills.

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