Aims of the Programme

The general aims of Basic and Applied Psychology Programme are to: 

1. Provide students with:
  • An intellectually stimulating experience of learning and studying;
  • The ability to be self-directed and innovative in tackling and solving problems;
  • The ability to learn independently to be life-long learners;
  • The ability to describe, explain, and predict behaviour
  • An understanding of how people's biology and environment shape their minds and personalities.
  • An understanding of how people change throughout their life-span
  • Exposure to various fields in psychology including social, clinical, cognitive, developmental, experimental, and organisational psychology
  • High level key and transferable skill sets;
  •  The ability to maintain independently a high level of professional and subject specific competence (often through Continuing Professional Development);
  • Diligent and ethical working practices;
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
  • Flexibility and the ability to apply their subject specific knowledge to fields outside their own.
2. Develop a wide range of subject-specific and generic skills of value in graduate employment, including high-order critical, analytic and research skills, as well as competence in oral and written communication. 

3. Provide a learning environment that enables students to reach their full potential, personally and academically, so that on graduation they are capable of and free to choose from many different career opportunities. 

4. Provide a programme that meets the educational requirements of appropriate professional bodies, both nationally and in the UK.