Department of Psychology | BSc Psychological and Behavioural Science (with Placement Year) 48 months Undergraduate Program By Durham University |Top Universities

Department of Psychology | BSc Psychological and Behavioural Science (with Placement Year)

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Program Duration

48 monthsProgram duration

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Main Subject Area

PsychologyMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Psychology

Degree

BSc

Study Level

Undergraduate

Study Mode

On Campus

BSc Psychological & Behavioural Science (with Placement Year) at Durham University

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Explore the full picture – from the internal mental processes to the behavioural outcomes. Harness insights gained from psychological science.


The BSc Psychological & Behavioural Science degree combines a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited education in Psychology with a specialisation in cutting-edge Behavioural Science. Behavioural Science is a relatively new discipline that focuses on the application of psychological principles to challenges faced by organisations in the public, private and third sector.


While Psychology puts an emphasis on the mental processes that underlie behaviour, Behavioural Science emphasises behavioural outcomes and the design and evaluation of interventions to encourage behaviour change.


You will be taught state-of-the-art Research Methods, along with classic and innovative theory and research in Psychology, following the BPS guidelines. You will learn to apply this knowledge to provide transformative insights for business, management and public policy. You can also apply to add a placement year or a year abroad to your degree, increasing the course from three years to four.


The emphasis in Year 1 is to provide you with fundamental knowledge and skills.


In Year 2, your knowledge and skills are further developed and fostered; moreover, all the subject areas essential for accreditation by the BPS and providing eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) are covered.


In the third year, you will carry out your own dissertation project. You will also select from a variety of specialist topic modules which are primarily provided by lecturers eminent in their field. You will have the unique opportunity to engage with and discuss the most recent theoretical and empirical issues.


Your degree will equip you with the academic knowledge, analytical and problem-solving skills that are in demand across a wide range of professions.


We are committed to developing your skills and offer a range of support activities to help you find a career that’s right for you. From Year 1 you will have an academic advisor and you will be invited to graduate careers fairs where you can talk to recruiters. You can also attend the Psychology Employability Retreat.


Our undergraduate degrees are recognised by the British Psychological Society – the first step towards a career as a Psychologist.


Our graduates also progress to postgraduate courses and have qualified in areas such as teaching, law and speech and language therapy.


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Program overview

Main Subject

Psychology

Degree

BSc

Study Level

Undergraduate

Study Mode

On Campus

BSc Psychological & Behavioural Science (with Placement Year) at Durham University

[email protected]


Explore the full picture – from the internal mental processes to the behavioural outcomes. Harness insights gained from psychological science.


The BSc Psychological & Behavioural Science degree combines a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited education in Psychology with a specialisation in cutting-edge Behavioural Science. Behavioural Science is a relatively new discipline that focuses on the application of psychological principles to challenges faced by organisations in the public, private and third sector.


While Psychology puts an emphasis on the mental processes that underlie behaviour, Behavioural Science emphasises behavioural outcomes and the design and evaluation of interventions to encourage behaviour change.


You will be taught state-of-the-art Research Methods, along with classic and innovative theory and research in Psychology, following the BPS guidelines. You will learn to apply this knowledge to provide transformative insights for business, management and public policy. You can also apply to add a placement year or a year abroad to your degree, increasing the course from three years to four.


The emphasis in Year 1 is to provide you with fundamental knowledge and skills.


In Year 2, your knowledge and skills are further developed and fostered; moreover, all the subject areas essential for accreditation by the BPS and providing eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) are covered.


In the third year, you will carry out your own dissertation project. You will also select from a variety of specialist topic modules which are primarily provided by lecturers eminent in their field. You will have the unique opportunity to engage with and discuss the most recent theoretical and empirical issues.


Your degree will equip you with the academic knowledge, analytical and problem-solving skills that are in demand across a wide range of professions.


We are committed to developing your skills and offer a range of support activities to help you find a career that’s right for you. From Year 1 you will have an academic advisor and you will be invited to graduate careers fairs where you can talk to recruiters. You can also attend the Psychology Employability Retreat.


Our undergraduate degrees are recognised by the British Psychological Society – the first step towards a career as a Psychologist.


Our graduates also progress to postgraduate courses and have qualified in areas such as teaching, law and speech and language therapy.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Admission requirements

4 Years
Sep-2024

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

9,250 GBP
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International Students

-
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We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Undergraduate courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Opportunities for multidisciplinary studies are also available through the Department of Natural Sciences, Department of Liberal Arts or the Department of Combined Honours in Social Sciences.

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Undergraduate programmes.

Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Masters/Postgraduate Taught courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Masters/Postgraduate Taught programmes.

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