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Applied Psychology

Truro and Penwith College

UCAS Code: 008C | Higher National Diploma - HND

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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Part-time | 2022

Subject

Applied psychology

HND Applied Psychology will give you an insight into areas of both theoretical and applied psychology. You will learn how theory can be applied to the profession as well as developing skills that are transferable to the workplace. This course provides you with a unique opportunity to learn about behaviour and its origins, from both theoretical and practical perspectives.

Highly interactive teaching sessions allow for healthy debate and practical activities that enhance the learning experience. Laboratory classes utilise purpose built facilities and let you take an active role in hands-on experiments. Course modules also develop subject-specific, employment-related and generic skills to enhance professional and personal development within the workplace. Assignments include real employer briefs, giving you a working understanding of the theory and how best to put it into practice. the course has been designed to ensure you have a broad range of experiences that may lead to teaching, health, social care or business. To complement the knowledge base we ensure that students develop a range of transferable skills and become reflective practitioners. Real employer briefs are integrated into the set assignments, giving you a working understanding of the theory learned and putting it into practice. Students will be involved in an applied week, whereby a range of activities are undertaken, for example, data collection at the Zoo.

No previous qualifications in psychology are required, but an interest in psychology and a commitment to two years of study is essential. There are a range of assessment methods applied with an emphasis on applied assignments. The course appeals to a wide range of students, from those who have completed a traditional route through A levels or vocational courses and others who enter as mature students via Access courses.

Progression from the course is typically to the BA (Hons) Human Behavioural Studies 1-year top up degree offered at Truro and Penwith College.

Modules

First Year
Research Methods
Individual Differences
Comparative Behaviour
Cognitive Psychology
Social Psychology
Personal & Professional Development
Biological Psychology

Second Year
Educational Psychology
Communication
Clinical Psychology
Applied Cognition
Health Psychology
Performance Psychology
Advanced Data Analysis
Group Project
Environmental Psychology

Modules may be subject to change.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£8,224
per year
England
£8,224
per year
EU
£9,335
per year
International
£9,335
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,224
per year
Scotland
£8,224
per year
Wales
£8,224
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Truro Campus

Penwith Campus

Department:

Humanities and Languages Curriculum Area

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